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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.
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.?
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:
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||✔︎||✔︎||✔︎|
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.
After graduating from high school, Johannes completed an apprenticeship as a business assistant specializing in foreign languages. But then he decided to research and write, which resulted in his independence. For several years he has been working for Sir Apfelot, among others. His articles include product introductions, news, manuals, video games, consoles, and more. He follows Apple keynotes live via stream.