Want to buy the best memory card for your Canon 6D II?
The 6D II is a FF DSLR that has 1 x SD memory card slot with UHS-I speed support. What this means is, if you buy a UHS-II card (more expensive), you won’t see any benefit in the camera.
So, what do we recommend?
Our favorite memory card is the SanDisk Extreme Pro 64GB. It’s as cheap as the majority of UHS-I cards, yet is the fastest and most reliable of them all.
After looking through many memory cards available, these are the top 3 (best price/speed ratio).
Best Memory Cards for Canon EOS 6D II
- SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-I (95MB/s)
- Lexar Professional 2000x UHS-II (300MB/s)
- Lexar Professional 1000x UHS-II (150MB/s)
SanDisk Extreme Pro 64GB
Our top pick: For the price, nothing beats the SanDisk Extreme 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.
It’s more than enough for the Canon EOS 6D II and that includes Full HD videos and 6.5fps burst mode shooting.
Lexar Professional 2000x UHS-II
This card is an overkill for the Canon 6D II. You won’t see any faster in-camera writing speeds since it’s UHS-II and the Canon 6D II can only go up to UHS-I. However, the Lexar Professional 2000x will get you a lot faster transferring speeds (to your computer/disk), so if you send thousands of shots weekly, you might want to think about this one.
In-camera, it will be just as fast as the SanDisk above simply because the 6D II tops out at UHS-I speed. It’s up to you to decide what matters more, especially because the Lexar costs 3 times as much.
Lexar Professional 1000x UHS-II
The Lexar Professional 1000x 64GB is a slower, more affordable version of the card above. Instead of 300MB/s, it tops out at 150MB yet is still UHS-II U3 so the minimum will always be 30MB/s.
It’s less expensive than the SanDisk but it’s a fraction slower, despite being UHS-II. You will notice an improvement in read speeds (aka moving the images, displaying files etc.) but not in-camera.
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 4 we mentioned are more than enough.