Which SD card is compatible with the Canon EOS M6?

Canon EOS M6 SD Card Photo

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.

Which memory card is suitable?

What interests us here is the question of which ones memory card one should take. Since the camera does not offer a 4K resolution, you do not have to expect large amounts of data for video recordings. However, the continuous shooting function is a point that can also cause high data traffic. With 7 frames per second and around 40 MB file size per image in RAW format, the memory card also has some data coming its way. For this reason you should use at least one U1-capable SD card.

Personally, I always use U3 cards and an additional 64 GB or 128 GB of memory, since I usually leave the recordings on the card for a while in case they should get damaged during the transfer. The U3 speed is my recommendation as I mostly buy SD cards "future proof". U3/V30, which is my exact recommendation below, is suitable to record 4K video files at 60/120 fps (UHS bus) to write (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.

One of the main areas of application for the Canon EOS M6 is definitely filming. Many bloggers and vloggers like to use the camera in everyday life because of its size and performance (Photo: Canon).

One of the main areas of application for the Canon EOS M6 is definitely filming. Many bloggers and vloggers like to use the camera in everyday life because of its size and performance (Photo: Canon).

Only take branded products!

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.

SD or micro SD card?

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.

My specific recommendations for the Canon EOS M6

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.

17,00 EUR
SanDisk Extreme 64 GB microSDXC memory card + SD adapter up to 100 MB / sec, gold / red, Class 10, ...
  • Designed for Android smartphones, tablets and MIL cameras
  • With A1 / A2 specification for faster app performance
  • Record in burst mode, videos in Full HD and 4K UHD
SanDisk Extreme 128 GB microSDXC memory card and SD adapter with A1 app performance up to 100 ...
  • Designed for Android smartphones, tablets and MIL cameras
  • With A1 specification for faster app performance
  • Record in burst mode, videos in Full HD and 4K UHD

And here you can still find the camera, which is about:

Canon EOS M6 system camera
  • Great quality - in compact form: the large CMOS sensor with 24,2 megapixels delivers even in low light or ...
  • Brilliant performance even in demanding situations: the Dual Pixel CMOS AF focuses as quickly and precisely as ...
  • A new level for creative videos: Full HD videos are razor sharp and calm. Thanks to the Dual Pixel CMOS AF ...
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