These days, your smartphone and digital camera are only as good as the quality and writing speed of their memory cards, so if you care about high rate photos and videos, getting a good memory card is a must.
So which one should you get? You can do the research on your own but that can be overwhelming at times. We recommend browsing through our list of 14 best memory cards for digital cameras and smartphones. You’ll probably find what you’re looking for:
SanDisk Ultra microSDHC UHS-I Memory Card
The SanDisk Ultra memory card comes in the popular 32GB and 64GB versions, but you can also go up to 256GB, obviously paying more for more space.
Samsung MicroSD EVO Memory Card
The Samsung EVO memory card comes in four different size versions: 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB.
SanDisk Class 4 SDHC Memory Card
The two most popular versions of the SanDisk Class 4 memory card are the 32GB and 64GB.
SanDisk Ultra Class 10 SDHC Memory Card
The SanDisk Ultra class 10 Memory card is an excellent choice for compact to mid-range point and shoot cameras, and comes with a 10-year limited warranty. It’s capacity goes up to 128GB.
Samsung EVO Select Micro SDHC Memory Card
The Samsung EVO Select Memory Card works with pretty much everything: Cell phones, smartphones, android tablets, tablet PCs and more. Besides the regular capacities, it has a 256GB version.
SanDisk Extreme Pro SDXC Flash Memory Card
The SanDisk Extreme Pro memory card takes it up a notch, reading data up to 95 MB per second, and enables a write up of up to 90 MB per season. It goes up to a 512GB capacity.
PNY Elite Performance Flash Memory Card
The PNY Elite performance flash memory card is ideal for high performance DSLR cameras and HD camcorders, especially for ultra fast action shots, sports videos and professional quality photography. It has 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, 256GB and 512GB versions.
SanDisk Extreme Memory Card With Adapter
GoPro recommend the SanDisk extreme to work well with their Hero, Hero3+ and Hero4. It has 32GB and 64GB capacities.
Transcend Class 10 SDHC Flash Memory Card
There’s an option to buy the Transcend memory card with a card reader.
Samsung EVO Plus Class 10 Memory Card
The Samsung EVO+ memory card is perfect for full HD video recording and high resolution pictures. This is the 64GB version.
Kingston MicroSDHC Class 4 Memory Card
The Kingston memory card comes with an adapter, and is compliant with the SD card association 3.00 specification. It also has a 32GB card.
Sony Class 10 Memory Card
The Sony Memory Card has a write up speed of up to 70 MB per second. It’s file rescue software (downloadable) helps recover pictures and videos accidentally damages or deleted. It comes in 8, 16, 32, 64, 128 and 256GB versions.
Lexar Professional CompactFlash Memory Card
The Lexar Professional memory card uses UDMA 7 technology to deliver a read transfer speed that’s up to 1066x, which is 160 MB per second. It has a 16, 32, 64, 128 and 256GB version.
Amplim Ultra Fast microSDXC Memory Card
A cheaper item because it isn’t a name brand, but according to reviews, it’s just as good, with its write up speed (90MB per second) excellent for an item at this price, which is currently $19.72 for the 64GB.