Since a GoPro camera is described here in the blog from time to time, corresponding questions also come in from readers. According to my hobbyhorse SD cards, I was asked which microSD memory card fits into the GoPro MAX 360 ° camera. The following little guide now revolves around the answer. Because I would recommend neither all manufacturers or brands nor all memory sizes; especially since the GoPro MAX does not support all storage capacities of SD cards.
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Which SD card for the GoPro MAX?
The same microSD, microSDHC or microSDXC models can be used for the GoPro MAX as for the GoPro HERO 8 Black. A contribution to it can be found with this link. In summary, it can be said that microSD cards from 32 GB to 64 GB and 128 GB up to 256 GB are supported. Smaller capacities cannot be used for high-resolution videos anyway and models from 512 GB do not have a very good price-performance ratio.
I would only recommend SanDisk memory cards, as they are the only manufacturer whose products I have never had problems with. This is why the following list of SD cards for the GoPro MAX results at this point:
Memory cards for 360 ° cameras
I personally have Insta360 One X in usewhich is just as good as the GoPro MAX. For large and micro SD cards, I always use SanDisk, mostly with microSDXC memories of 64GB or 128GB. Usually, smaller cards with 32GB or 16GB are disproportionately expensive, but this also applies to 512GB and sometimes to 256GB memory. I wouldn't use the former anyway, as they offer far too little capacity for 360-degree videos (6K in total for the GoPro model). So with the above list you are well advised. You will also find models from Lexar, PNY and Sony in the linked article on suitable SD storage for the GoPro HERO 8.
By the way: In addition to the memory size, other values such as the read and write speed of the micro-SD are also important. Therefore the terms UHS-1, U3, V30, A1, A2 and so on in the table above. You can read what all of this means in this guide: SD card designations: What are Class, SDHC, SDXC, UHS, I, A, V and Co.? There is an extra article on the A-designations here in the blog: What do the abbreviations A1 and A2 mean on SD cards? If you observe all specifications or use the recommendations listed above, you can easily record HD video, 4K video and 360° video directly onto the memory card record, tape ;)
Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He acts as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with technical problems. In his spare time he rides electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with the 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 to current bugs.