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Best Memory Cards for Sony A7R II

Here’s our list of best memory cards for the Sony A7R II.

It has 1 x SD memory card slot that supports UHS-I. If you buy a UHS-II card it will work normally, but the A7 II won’t be able to take advantage of the extra available speed and will act as if the card is UHS-I. There is one benefit though, your files will transfer to your computer much quicker and sometimes that can result in hours saved.

Because the Sony A7R II has a 42 megapixel sensor and can record 4K videos, your files will be quite large which is why you want a memory card that can handle such big files.

Our favorite memory card is the SanDisk Extreme PRO 64GB. It’s super fast (95MB/s) and affordable, plus SanDisk is the most reliable memory card company out there.

After looking through many memory cards available, these are the top 3 (best price/speed ratio).

Best memory cards for Sony A7R II

SanDisk Extreme Pro 64GB


Our top pick: For the price, nothing beats the SanDisk PRO 64GB (95MB/s). It’s our most recommended card for almost all cameras, simply because it’s UHS-I U3 at 95MB/s and extremely reliable.

The writing speed of the A7R II is pretty limited (under 40MB/s) which is a piece of cake for this card, so there’s nothing to worry about even if you upgrade to a newer camera.

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

Lexar Professional 1000x UHS-II

lexar-professional-64gb-1000x-u3The Lexar Professional 1000x 64GB is a UHS-II U3 card so while you won’t see any improved writing speeds in the A7R II, you will be able to transfer your shots to your computer much quicker.

As of writing this post, no Sony camera can take advantage of UHS-II, but if you want to be future-proof, buying a UHS-II card right means you’ll be able to fully use it in the future. For now, it’ll only make your transferring part easier.

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

Lexar Professional 2000x UHS-II

Want something better than both cards above? Check out the Lexar Professional 2000x. Again, it’s UHS-II so there won’t be any in-camera improvement, but for future-proofing yourself for newer cameras and extremely fast file transferring (video and photos), this memory card will be blazing fast.

It even comes with a USB 3.0 reader, as well as Image Rescue software that can help recover your lost photos. Definitely a great deal for the money.

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

Stick to Lexar, SanDisk, Transcend and Sony cards and you’ll be fine. Don’t ever buy a cheap, random card as you’ll probably lose your photographs soon.

Don’t buy memory cards from unknown brands or something that looks too good to be true. More often than not, those cards will fail right when you’ll need them the most.

A memory card is where all of your work is stored until you transfer that on the computer.

Make sure to get a card from any of the following brands: SanDisk, Lexar, Transcend and Kingston. There are a few good out there, but the 5 we mentioned are more than enough.

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