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Best Memory Cards for Canon T5i

best-memory-cards-for-canon-t5iThe Canon T5i features one SD memory card slot, and fully works with UHS-I type cards. In order to experience no delay in continuous shooting or recording videos, it’s best to get yourself a card that works fast enough with the T5i, which is why we’ve decided to write this article.

Our favorite memory card is the SanDisk Extreme PRO 32GB. It’s super fast (95MB/s) and affordable, plus SanDisk is the most reliable memory card company out there.

Below you will find the best cards based on speed and price ratio. UHS-I has 3 different types, U1 is the slowest, U2 is medium and U3 cards are the fastest, which is why we only recommend U3.


Our top pick: As mentioned previously, the SanDisk Extreme PRO 32GB (95MB/s) is your best choice for the Canon T5i. It’s cheap, super fast excellent for bursts, RAW shooting and videos. It’s UHS-I U3 so you can expect maximum performance with almost all DSLRs today (even more advanced cameras).

You can buy it at Amazon or see more reviews here.


The Lexar Professional 633x 32GB U3 also comes with Image Rescue 5 software (review here). Both memory card brands are fast and reliable, but the included software will save you from headaches if you accidentally delete your shots.

You can buy it at Amazon or see more reviews here.


Transcend is another popular brand with more reviews on Amazon than most cards, and their Transcend 16GB UHS-I card is the cheapest option if you don’t shoot hundreds of images weekly, as you can store a little bit over 1,500 shots on it. It’s the cheapest but that’s because of U1 (minimum speed is 10MB/s).

You can buy it at Amazon or see more reviews here.

If you’ve found any other card, make sure it’s from a good brand like Lexar, SanDisk, Transcend or Toshiba, and that the speed is over 45MB/s (UHS-I type best as you can use it in newer cameras too).

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