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The Canon EOS M6 is traded as an insider tip among YouTube vloggers. Even if it does not have 4K resolution for films and no slow-motion mode, it convinces with a very fast autofocus. This is due to the Dual Pixel Autfocus, which also delivers good results if you hold products or objects in the camera while recording. But I don't want to discuss the advantages of the camera any further here. Marc can imagine that much better in the following video.
What interests us here is the question of which memory card to use. Since the camera does not offer 4K resolution, you do not have to expect large amounts of data for video recordings. However, the series image function is a point that can also cause a lot of data. With 7 frames per second and approximately 40 MB file size per image in RAW format, the memory card also has some data. For this reason, you should use at least one U1-capable SD card.
Personally, I always use U3 cards plus 64 GB or 128 GB of memory, as I usually leave the recordings on the card for some time in case they should be damaged during transfer. The U3 speed is my recommendation, since I usually buy SD cards "future-proof". U3 / V30, which is my exact recommendation below, are suitable for writing 4K video files with 60/120 fps (UHS bus) (at least 30 MB / sec). In my Mavic Air drone I can already work with UHD resolution and then it would be a shame if I couldn't use an SD card in all of my devices.
If all the abbreviations like UHS, Class 10, SDHC, SDXC etc. don't mean anything to you, I recommend my article about them Abbreviations on memory cards.
A friend of mine recently bought a cheap SD card from a China shop. 20 EUR for 64 GB of storage ... sounded good, but it wasn't. One day he took photos with his drone for a customer order and then noticed at home that many of the photos were no longer legible. He even tried to get the data of these pictures from the SD card with data recovery software, but nothing could be done. That's why I've only used SanDisk cards for years.
Sure you can also take Trancend or something similar, but please don't get bargain offers from manufacturers you haven't heard of yet. Lost customer data does not justify a saved 10 euros - because you have definitely saved at the wrong end. I've worked with SanDisk cards for over 10 years and haven't had a single failure. That's why I'm sticking with this manufacturer.
The Canon EOS M6 has a normal size SD card slot. This means that a standard SD card is basically compatible. Still, I would recommend buying a micro SD card with an adapter. Why? Because I want to be as flexible as possible here too. My DJI drones only fit micro SD cards. And in some Actioncams there is no space for a "normal-sized" SD card. So in this case - even if you don't need it for the EOS M6 - I would buy a micro SD card. If there is a price difference to the normal card size, then this is in the range of a few euros (<5 EUR). So negligible from my point of view.
When you consider the above reasons, there are actually very few products left. A micro SD card with 64 GB or a micro SD card with 128 GB - with U3 / V30 standard. Preferably from SanDisk or another well-known manufacturer. To make the selection easy for you, I am only listing cards from SanDisk.
And here you can still find the camera, which is about:
Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He appears as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with problems of a technical nature. In his free time he drives electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with his iPhone, of course), climbs around in the Hessian mountains or hikes with the family. His articles deal with Apple products, news from the world of drones or solutions for current bugs.
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