[Solved] Which SD Card Should I Use with the GoPro HERO 7?

The GoPro HERO7 is the current action camera model from the market leader in this field. This camera, which was launched on the market in September 2018, also saves photo and video recordings on microSD memory cards. But which SD card is the right one for the GoPro HERO 7? What technical data, write and read rates should it have? In the following I have compiled all the information and examples for GoPro HERO 7 SD cards for you. If you still have a question on the topic, please leave a comment.

Whether GoPro HERO 7 Black, Silver or White - you can find out which SD card is compatible as a memory card for photo and video recordings in the HERO7 here! Image sources: Amazon / GoPro / SanDisk / Samsung
Whether GoPro HERO 7 Black, Silver or White – you can find out which SD card is compatible as a memory card for photo and video recordings in the HERO7 here! Image sources: Amazon / GoPro / SanDisk / Samsung

Specs of an SD card for the GoPro HERO 7

It is important to know that all GoPro cameras require memory cards that have at least Class 10. This means that the write rate is at least 10 MB/s. The same is also expressed with U1. Another important designation on microSD, microSDHC and microSDXC memory cards is the V number. For example, V30 (like U3) states that the write rate is at least 30 MB/s. You need this if you want to record 4K videos with 60 fps or want to record 120 fps. Theoretically, you only need a V60 or V90 if you want to take 8K shots. More details on SD card names can be found here: What are Class, SDHC, SDXC, UHS, I, A, V and Co.?

Memory card recommendations: SanDisk and Samsung

The GoPro HERO 7 supports microSD memory cards with a capacity of up to 256 GB. At least 16 GB should be used. Whether you want to use several small or one large memory card for a longer recording session is up to you and your project. However, the manufacturer primarily considers models from the following product lines to be compatible with the GoPro HERO 7 specified:

  • SanDisk Pixtor Advanced
  • SanDisk Extreme
  • SanDisk Extreme PLUS
  • SanDisk Extreme Pro
  • Samsung Pro
  • Samsung EVO
  • Samsung SR-UZA

SD cards for HERO7 Black, HERO7 Silver and HERO7 White

If you have a GoPro HERO 7 action camera, you will know for sure whether it is a Black, Silver or White model. According to the name, this can also be recognized by the housing color black, silver or white. For all three I have an overview with the compatible SD and microSD memory cards from SanDisk (my recommendation!) and Samsung combined for video and photo recordings. The source is again the above linked document from the manufacturer who recommends these models.

designation model number HERO 7 Black HERO 7 Silver HERO 7 White
SanDisk Extreme UHS-I 32GB SDSDQXL-032G-A46A  or SDSQXNE-032G-AN6MA ✔︎ ✔︎ ✔︎
SanDisk Extreme UHS-I 64GB SDSDQXL-064G-A46A or SDSQXNE-064G-AN6MA ✔︎ ✔︎ ✔︎
SanDisk Pixtor Advanced 32GB SDSDQX-032G-AB46A or SDSQXSG-032G-ABCCA ✔︎ ✔︎ ✔︎
SanDisk Pixtor Advanced 64GB SDSDQX-064G-AB46A or SDSQXSG-064G-ABCCA ✔︎ ✔︎ ✔︎
SanDisk Extreme (UHS 3 / V30) A1 SDSQXAF-032G-GN6MA ✔︎ ✔︎ ✔︎
SanDisk Extreme 64 GB MicroSDXC (UHS 3 / V30) A2 128GB SDSQXA1-128G-GN6MA ✔︎ ✔︎ ✔︎
SanDisk Extreme PLUS UHS-I 32GB SDSQXWG-032G-ANCMA ✔︎ ✔︎ ✔︎
SanDisk Extreme PLUS UHS-I 64GB SDSQXWG-064G-ANCMA ✔︎ ✔︎ ✔︎
SanDisk Extreme PLUS MicroSDHC (UHS 3 / V30) A2 128GB SDSQXBZ-128G-GN6MA ✔︎ ✔︎ ✔︎
SanDisk ExtremePro (UHS 3 / V30) A1 SDSQXCG-032G-GN6MA ✔︎ ✔︎ ✔︎
SanDisk Extreme PLUS microSDHC UHS-I (UHS3 / V30 / A1) SDSQXBG-032G-GN6MA ✔︎ ✔︎ ✔︎
SanDisk Extreme Pro MicroSDXC UHS-II (UHS3 / V30) SDSQXPJ-064G-ANCM3 ✔︎ ✔︎ ✔︎
SanDisk Extreme microSDHC (UHS-I / V30) A2 64GB SDSQXA2-064G-AN6MA ✔︎ ✔︎ ✔︎
Samsung Pro UHS-I 16GB MB-MG16DA / AM ✔︎ ✔︎ ✔︎
Samsung Pro Endurance UHS-I 32GB MB-MJ32GA / AM ✔︎ ✔︎
Samsung Pro Endurance UHS-I 64 GB MB-MJ64GA / AM ✔︎ ✔︎
Samsung Pro Endurance UHS-I 128GB MB-MJ128GA / AM ✔︎ ✔︎
Samsung EVO Select 128GB MB-ME128GA / AM ✔︎ ✔︎ ✔︎
Samsung EVO Select 256GB MB-ME256GA / AM ✔︎ ✔︎ ✔︎
Samsung EVO Plus 128GB MB-MC128GA / AM ✔︎ ✔︎ ✔︎
Samsung EVO Plus 256GB MB-MC256GA / AM ✔︎ ✔︎ ✔︎
Sony SR-UZA series 64GB SR-64UZA / T ✔︎ ✔︎ ✔︎
Sony SR-UZA series 128GB SR-64UZA / T ✔︎ ✔︎ ✔︎

Buy micro memory card from Amazon

I looked for the SD cards for the GoPro HERO 7 listed above on Amazon and, if I found them, linked them to the corresponding model numbers. So you just have to click on the linked model number to get to the Amazon product page. There you will find the current price, customer reviews, ratings, customer questions and answers. There is also information on standards such as SDHC, SDXC, Class, V and A for each individual card. This is how you will find the right storage accessories for your Action Cam. But here in the blog you will also find a few info articles; for example this: GoPro HERO7 manuals for download and print.

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