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Olympus E-M1 MII Memory Cards

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Pardon me if there is a thread on this topic. I searched and did not find any results. I am about to purchase an Olympus E-M1 Mark II and would like some of your suggestions for memory cards.

 

UHS-II for raw?

UHS-I for video?

 

Video: ? MB/s write ?MB/s read ?U/V/Class min. write?

Raw: same questions

 

What brand of cards are giving you good results?

 

TIA,

Bob

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I'm using SanDisk Extreme PLUS U3 80 MB/s, 32 GB, without issues, E-M10.

 

I can't imagine using slower or smaller.

What I have might be overkill.

I like overkill.

 

See the table in this link: https://havecamerawilltravel.com/photographer/fastest-sd-cards/

I also found this useful: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secure_Digital

 

I think you want a UHS Class U3 to allow for burst RAW and 1080p/4k video.

 

The minimum write speed is the key. I think 64MB/s is a minimum, and 80-95 is better.

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For a few dollars more, maybe two UHS-II slots would have been good.

Sorry, I don't understand this comment.

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Sorry, I don't understand this comment.

UHS-II is backwardly compatible. It will accept UHS-I, SC***, etc. Also, use the UHS-II for both video and high burst mode for land pics.

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UHS-II is backwardly compatible. It will accept UHS-I, SC***, etc. Also, use the UHS-II for both video and high burst mode for land pics.

Sorry, I got the II vs I part, it was the "two slots" that I didn't understand. Are you saying you need bigger memory?

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Yes sir. The E-M1 MII has two slots and a dual processor that allows for 60 fps burst shooting (18 fps w/continuous autofocus). So, two UHS-II slots instead of one UHS-I and UHS-II each would be handy. Sandisk Extreme PRO UHS-II with U3 is one of the recommended cards, and has a speed rating of 300MB/s. Good for 4K video and burst shooting.

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OK, now I understand. thanks. You want BOTH slots to be UHS-II. And, I had forgotten that the Mk II has two slots. Living in the past....

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OK, now I understand. thanks. You want BOTH slots to be UHS-II. And, I had forgotten that the Mk II has two slots. Living in the past....

Hey, I have the E-M5 Mark I and the E-M10 Mark I; now that is the past! What generation is your E-M10?

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Hey, I have the E-M5 Mark I and the E-M10 Mark I; now that is the past! What generation is your E-M10?

First generation, with a Nauticam housing that is an early production, so things like the soft handle and the trigger support do not fit it.

I haven't yet outgrown it, but I am beginning to drool at some of the new stuff.

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The EM-1 Mk II has two slots but only one is UHS-II capable. You probably only need the fastest cards for 4K video. I have a Sandisk extreme pro rated at 95 MB/sec which does fine at high speed capture, burst shooting and general stills duty. Don't shoot video so can't comment there, but the sustained bit rates need the faster cards. I suspect the buffer along with an average speed card allows it to handle anything in the still side of things.

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Thanks Chris for the input. Olympus tech. recommends Sandisk Extreme PRO UHS-II U3 300MB/s for 4K video. I ordered some UHS-I 90 MB/s for my wife's camera. I may have to steal them 80)

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