Which memory card for the Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II?

When choosing the right memory card for a digital camera, such as the Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II, there are a few important points to consider, which I would like to briefly list here:

  • What type of memory card does the camera need? There are, for example, the following types:
    • Micro SD card (probably the most common form)
    • Compact Flash Card (CF)
    • XQD card
    • Smart media card
    • Multimedia Card (MMC)
    • Microdrives
    • Memory Stick
    • Secure Digital Memory Card (SD)
    • xD Picture Card
  • Which capacity should I choose?
    • 32 GB, 64 GB, 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB or 1 TB
  • Which manufacturer should I prefer?
    • Sony, SanDisk, Lexar, Kingston, Transcend, Komputerbay, DSP, Hama and many more ...
  • What speed should the card be?
    • Class 10, V10, UHS-I, UHS-II, U1, U2, A1, A2

The right memory card and my preferences

I try to keep it as short as possible and don't want to go into all the differences between memory cards. I have already done this in the following articles:

However, I have a few personal preferences when buying memory cards for myself that I would like to briefly mention:

  • I avoid no-name manufacturers because an acquaintance had already lost all the photos from an order because the brand new ones memory card suddenly became unreadable.
  • I prefer the manufacturer SanDisk because these cards have never caused problems or failures for me.
  • If there are memory cards from the camera manufacturer, I like to use them (Sony camera → Sony XQD card).
  • I usually use medium memory sizes because the small cards fill up too quickly and the largest cards are often disproportionately expensive.
  • I prefer faster memory cards, even if they cost more, so that they are still up-to-date and fast enough in the next camera model.

Memory cards for the Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II

This Panasonic camera model works with SD cards and offers 4K video recordings at 100 Mbit / s. There is also the mode to save RAW and JPG files at the same time, so that larger amounts of data have to be saved quickly when taking a series of pictures.

Panasonic recommends the following as storage medium on the site:

SD memory card, SDHC memory card, SDXC memory card / (Compatible with UHS-I speed class 3 standard SDHC / SDXC memory cards

That means we can use the cheaper UHS-I cards, which SanDisk calls "Extreme" (not "Extreme Pro"). You can of course also use the SanDisk Extreme Pro for the Panasonic DC-LX100 II, so that you have more speed reserves, but the UHS-II cards cost a small extra charge.

SanDisk UHS-I SD cards

Here is a list of the UHS-I cards that I would recommend. They meet the UHS-I, V30, U3 and A2 speed standards. The linked cards are microSD cards, but they all come with a suitable adapter for the camera.

SanDisk UHS-II SD cards

The SD cards with UHS-II speed are called "Extreme Pro" by SanDisk and meet the standards UHS-II, V30, U3 and A2. They are a little more expensive than the UHS-I cards, but if you want to use the card for future cameras, you should choose this faster card type.

I hope you have a good selection of cards for the Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II at hand.

If you would like to browse the current bestsellers from Amazon, you will find the appropriate list with five UHS-I cards (with 128 GB) that are currently most frequently sold on the large online marketplace:

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