Camera Memory Speed
Memory Card Comparison & Performance Tests for Digital Cameras
Fuji X-T10 card slot with door open

Fastest SD cards for Fuji X-T10

The Fuji X-T10 an APS-C mirrorless camera. It shares many features with the X-T1 including the 16-megapixel X-Trans sensor and image processor. Compared with the X-T1, the X-T10 lacks weather sealing and flash sync port but adds a pop-up flash. The X-T10 provides up to 8 fps continuous shooting and records up to 1080 HD video up to 60 fps.

The X-T10 has a single memory card slot to support SD, SDHC and SDXC Secure Digital cards including UHS-I. Unlike the X-T1, the X-T10 does not support the UHS-II interface. A total of 83 SD cards were tested in the X-T10. Test results are shown below for write speed for continuous shooting of RAW images. An additional table shows the number of images taken in 30 seconds of continuous shooting in RAW+JPEG, RAW and JPEG image modes. Following the tables, an analysis has more information about the results. Recommended SD cards for the X-T10 are suggested based on the results for those seeking the fastest card of this camera.

Fuji X-T10 Camera Details & Settings

The X-T10 is secured on a tripod and activated with a remote release timer. The image subject is a detailed test scene with controlled lighting. A manual focus adapted lens is used with fixed aperture.

Write speed is the amount of data written divided by the write time. For these tests, the shot interval during 30 seconds of continuous shooting with the buffer full is used. This provides a more accurate and consistent measurement of write speed compared with the card access indicator since the write indicator illuminates when the shutter is activated and not when the first file begins writing. Each card was tested at least 2 times and the higher result is used. Write speed is provided in megabytes per second, where 1 MB = 1,048,576 bytes. The write speed results are for RAW image mode. RAW+JPEG and JPEG modes result in lower write speed.

Fuji X-T10 SD Card Write Speed

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Memory CardSize
(GB)
Average Write Speed (MB/s)Price
Lexar Professional 2000x UHS-II 64GB6460.1$91.82
SanDisk Extreme Pro 95MB/s 64GB6459.3$34.95
SanDisk Extreme 80MB/s 256GB25659.0$141.58
SanDisk Extreme Pro 95MB/s 128GB12858.8$63.49
SanDisk Extreme 80MB/s 128GB12858.7$68.97
SanDisk Extreme Pro 95MB/s microSDXC 64GB6458.6$52.99
SanDisk Extreme 90MB/s U3 128GB12857.9$53.95
Transcend Ultimate UHS-II U3 64GB6457.9$74.99
Samsung PRO Plus 64GB6457.3$44.99
Lexar Professional 2000x UHS-II 32GB3256.8$54.95
Transcend R95 W85 U3 64GB6456.2$48.89
Panasonic Gold 95/90 64GB6456.0$94.99
SanDisk Extreme Pro 95MB/s microSDHC 32GB3255.9$32.95
Samsung PRO 64GB6455.9$52.73
Gobe Magic 104MB/s 64GB6455.9$145.99
SanDisk Extreme Pro 95MB/s 32GB3255.8$21.95
SanDisk Extreme Plus 95/90 MB/s microSD 32GB3255.8$24.95
Transcend Ultimate UHS-II U3 32GB3255.1$39.99
Kingston U3 90/80 MB/s 32GB3254.6$17.99
Samsung PRO Plus 32GB3254.2$24.99
Sony 95MB/s U3 64GB6454.2$41.95
Transcend 95/85 MB/s U3 32GB3254.1$22.99
Kingston U3 (90/80) microSD 32GB3254.0$16.95
Toshiba Exceria Pro UHS-II 32GB3253.5$113.18
Gobe Magic 104MB/s 32GB3253.4$59.95
Transcend 633x microSDHC 32GB3253.0$22.99
Toshiba Exceria Type 1 32GB3252.9$137.68
Samsung PRO 32GB3252.8$29.99
Lexar Professional 1000x UHS-II 128GB12852.6$59.00
Lexar Professional 1000x UHS-II 64GB6452.4$32.75
Delkin Black 32GB3252.1$9223372036854775808.00
Sony 95MB/s U3 32GB3251.0$24.99
Delkin Elite 633x 32GB3251.0$16.95
Lexar Professional 1000x UHS-II 32GB3250.3$22.46
PNY Elite Performance U3 128GB12848.6$44.99
Lexar Professional 633x U3 64GB6448.3$38.95
Lexar Professional 633x U3 128GB12848.1$46.99
Transcend 95/60 MB/s U3 64GB6447.6$27.84
Lexar Professional 600x 64GB6447.5$47.93
Transcend 600x 64GB6447.1$28.99
PNY Elite Performance 64GB6447.0$34.95
SanDisk Extreme Plus 80MB/s microSD 32GB3246.7$24.95
Transcend 95/60 MB/s U3 128GB12846.7$56.99
SanDisk Extreme Plus 80MB/s 64GB6445.5$64.95
Sony 94MB/s 32GB3244.1$26.29
Toshiba Exceria Type 2 32GB3243.8$68.07
Toshiba Exceria UHS-I Class 3 64GB6443.1$29.95
SanDisk Extreme Plus 80MB/s 32GB3242.4$34.95
SanDisk Extreme 60MB/s 64GB6441.3$53.99
Toshiba Exceria UHS-I Class 3 32GB3241.1$24.95
SanDisk Extreme 60MB/s 32GB3241.0$29.99
SanDisk Extreme U3 microSD 64GB6440.8$38.99
SanDisk Extreme U3 microSD 32GB3240.6$19.99
SanDisk Extreme 90MB/s U3 64GB6440.0$27.49
SanDisk Extreme 90MB/s U3 32GB3237.6$15.95
PNY Turbo Performance U3 microSD 32GB3237.4$19.99
Patriot EP Pro 90MB/s 32GB3236.5$24.64
Kingston Ultimate 32GB3236.4$14.32
Lexar Professional 633x U3 32GB3236.2$29.99
Lexar Professional 600x 32GB3235.9$55.37
Lexar Professional 400x 32GB3234.1$13.95
Patriot EP Pro 128GB12833.9$49.99
Kingston U3 90/80 MB/s 64GB6433.9$32.40
Panasonic Gold Series 32GB3233.8$34.95
Patriot EP Pro 90MB/s 64GB6433.8$27.99
Kingston Class 10 UHS-I 64GB6433.4$28.95
SanDisk Ultra 80MB/s 32GB3233.1$11.99
SanDisk Extreme 45MB/s 32GB3232.6$16.95
SanDisk Extreme Pro 280MB/s UHS-II 32GB3231.8$57.08
Transcend 600x 32GB3231.1$12.99
PNY Elite Performance 90MB/s 32GB3230.3$19.95
Panasonic MicroP2 UHS-II 32GB3226.5$189.99
Samsung EVO 64GB6422.7$17.95
Samsung EVO microSD 32GB3219.3$9.99
SanDisk Ultra 80MB/s 128GB12818.8$39.95
Samsung EVO 32GB3217.6$9.99
SanDisk Ultra 40MB/s 64GB6414.4$24.29
SanDisk Ultra 80MB/s 64GB6414.3$19.99
SanDisk Ultra microSD 64GB6413.7$24.95
SanDisk Ultra (80MB/s) microSD 32GB3213.2$11.35
SanDisk Ultra microSD 32GB3213.0$13.95
Toshiba NFC 16GB1611.8$11.70
SanDisk Ultra 40MB/s 32GB Card 2328.4$13.69

Fuji X-T10 Continuous Shooting

Continuous shooting for the Fuji X-T10 uses Continuous HI drive mode with a remote release timer set for 30 second intervals. The time does not include buffer clearing time. The number of shots is provided for RAW+JPEG, RAW, and JPEG image modes. The JPEG setting full resolution, fine quality. The detailed test scene produces 32.2MB RAW and 9.1MB JPEG average file sizes.

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Memory CardSize
(GB)
Continuous Shooting – Images in 30 SecondsLowest
Price
RAW+JPEGRAWJPEG
Lexar Professional 2000x UHS-II 64GB644862133$91.82
SanDisk Extreme Pro 95MB/s 64GB644861133$34.95
SanDisk Extreme Pro 95MB/s microSDXC 64GB644860133$52.99
SanDisk Extreme Pro 95MB/s 32GB324858133$21.95
SanDisk Extreme Pro 95MB/s 128GB1284760134$63.49
SanDisk Extreme 80MB/s 128GB1284760133$68.97
SanDisk Extreme 80MB/s 256GB2564760132$141.58
Transcend Ultimate UHS-II U3 64GB644760127$74.99
SanDisk Extreme 90MB/s U3 128GB1284759134$53.95
Samsung PRO Plus 64GB644759132$44.99
Lexar Professional 2000x UHS-II 32GB324659133$54.95
SanDisk Extreme Pro 95MB/s microSDHC 32GB324658133$32.95
SanDisk Extreme Plus 95/90 MB/s microSD 32GB324658133$24.95
Panasonic Gold 95/90 64GB644658129$94.99
Gobe Magic 104MB/s 64GB644658126$145.99
Samsung PRO 64GB644658125$52.73
Transcend R95 W85 U3 64GB644558128$48.89
Transcend Ultimate UHS-II U3 32GB324557133$39.99
Kingston U3 90/80 MB/s 32GB324557130$17.99
Samsung PRO Plus 32GB324556133$24.99
Toshiba Exceria Pro UHS-II 32GB324456133$113.18
Transcend 95/85 MB/s U3 32GB324456133$22.99
Kingston U3 (90/80) microSD 32GB324456130$16.95
Sony 95MB/s U3 64GB644456122$41.95
Samsung PRO 32GB324455133$29.99
Transcend 633x microSDHC 32GB324455132$22.99
Toshiba Exceria Type 1 32GB324455131$137.68
Gobe Magic 104MB/s 32GB324455130$59.95
Delkin Black 32GB324455129$9223372036854775808.00
Delkin Elite 633x 32GB324454128$16.95
Lexar Professional 1000x UHS-II 128GB1284355122$59.00
Lexar Professional 1000x UHS-II 64GB644354122$32.75
Sony 95MB/s U3 32GB324254125$24.99
Lexar Professional 1000x UHS-II 32GB324253126$22.46
Lexar Professional 633x U3 64GB644251125$38.95
Transcend 95/60 MB/s U3 64GB644151128$27.84
Lexar Professional 600x 64GB644151124$47.93
PNY Elite Performance U3 128GB1284151123$44.99
SanDisk Extreme Plus 80MB/s microSD 32GB324150129$24.95
Lexar Professional 633x U3 128GB1284051122$46.99
Transcend 95/60 MB/s U3 128GB1284050124$56.99
PNY Elite Performance 64GB644050123$34.95
SanDisk Extreme Plus 80MB/s 64GB644048123$64.95
Transcend 600x 64GB643950122$28.99
SanDisk Extreme Plus 80MB/s 32GB323946131$34.95
Toshiba Exceria Type 2 32GB323848123$68.07
Toshiba Exceria UHS-I Class 3 64GB643847122$29.95
Sony 94MB/s 32GB323847122$26.29
SanDisk Extreme 60MB/s 32GB323745128$29.99
Toshiba Exceria UHS-I Class 3 32GB323745121$24.95
SanDisk Extreme 60MB/s 64GB643745121$53.99
SanDisk Extreme U3 microSD 64GB643744121$38.99
SanDisk Extreme U3 microSD 32GB323744121$19.99
SanDisk Extreme 90MB/s U3 64GB643644122$27.49
SanDisk Extreme 90MB/s U3 32GB323442121$15.95
Lexar Professional 633x U3 32GB323440120$29.99
Patriot EP Pro 90MB/s 32GB323341120$24.64
PNY Turbo Performance U3 microSD 32GB323341111$19.99
Kingston Ultimate 32GB323340119$14.32
Lexar Professional 600x 32GB323340118$55.37
SanDisk Ultra 80MB/s 32GB323237114$11.99
Kingston Class 10 UHS-I 64GB643138114$28.95
Kingston U3 90/80 MB/s 64GB643138114$32.40
Patriot EP Pro 128GB1283138113$49.99
Panasonic Gold Series 32GB323138112$34.95
Lexar Professional 400x 32GB323138112$13.95
Patriot EP Pro 90MB/s 64GB643138111$27.99
SanDisk Extreme 45MB/s 32GB323037111$16.95
SanDisk Extreme Pro 280MB/s UHS-II 32GB323036107$57.08
Transcend 600x 32GB322936109$12.99
PNY Elite Performance 90MB/s 32GB322935106$19.95
Panasonic MicroP2 UHS-II 32GB32263294$189.99
Samsung EVO 64GB64242887$17.95
SanDisk Ultra 80MB/s 128GB128202476$39.95
Samsung EVO 32GB32202371$9.99
SanDisk Ultra 80MB/s 64GB64202167$19.99
Samsung EVO microSD 32GB32192564$9.99
SanDisk Ultra 40MB/s 64GB64172166$24.29
SanDisk Ultra microSD 64GB64172064$24.95
SanDisk Ultra microSD 32GB32171963$13.95
SanDisk Ultra (80MB/s) microSD 32GB32171962$11.35
Toshiba NFC 16GB16161859$11.70
SanDisk Ultra 40MB/s 32GB Card 232121561$13.69

Analysis

The Fuji X-T10 measured up to 60MB/s average write speed during continuous shooting. The camera supports UHS-I mode SDR104 to provide high write speed, but does not support UHS-II. UHS-II cards can be used in the camera, but they revert to UHS-I mode in the camera. Buffer capacity of the X-T10 is somewhat disappointing. Regardless of the memory card used, the camera would only take 7 shots in RAW and RAW+JPEG modes before the camera paused while clearing the buffer. JPEG buffer capacity varied between 12 to 13 shots using different cards.

The difference between SD cards is experienced after the buffer reaches capacity. The fast cards provide up to 1.9 fps in RAW mode while the slowest cards only provide 0.26 fps. In JPEG shooting, the range was 4.3 fps for fast cards to 1.7 fps for the slower cards. Since the buffer is limited, those using continuous high shooting mode for more than 1 second in RAW mode or 1.5 seconds JPEG mode should consider using one of the faster SD cards.

Recommended SD Cards for the X-T10

Fastest UHS-II:
Lexar Professional 2000x UHS-II 64GB SDXC Card
Lexar Professional 2000x UHS-II 64GB SDXC Card
Fastest UHS-I:
SanDisk Extreme Pro 95MB/s UHS-I 64GB SDXC Card
SanDisk Extreme Pro 95MB/s UHS-I 64GB SDXC Card

The fastest card measured in the X-T10 was the Lexar 2000x UHS-II 64GB SDXC card (note: UHS-II cards revert to UHS-I mode in the camera). Its highest write speed measured slightly above the rest, but it was not significantly faster compared with SanDisk Extreme Pro 95MB/s UHS-I cards. (The Extreme Pro 280MB/s UHS-II card did not perform as well because it does not support SDR104 in UHS-I mode.)

UHS-II cards in the Fuji X-T10

While UHS-II SD cards can be used in the X-T10, the camera only supports UHS-I mode. The camera does not have the contacts required to support the UHS-II interface. UHS-II cards revert to UHS-I mode and are limited to UHS-I bus speed, so they offer no advantage in the camera compared with fast UHS-I cards. However, UHS-II cards can provide significantly faster download speed when used in a UHS-II card reader. Several UHS-II cards are capable of up 250-300MB/s read speed, which is much higher than the 90-95MB/s provided by UHS-I cards. Is is not necessary to buy the very fastest UHS-II card; there are several moderately-priced UHS-II cards that offer a high read speed and lower write speed. Such cards make a good choice for those seeking to maximize both in-camera performance and the high read speed provided by UHS-II card readers.

Fuji X-T10 USB cable to download from camera

Transferring images from the X-T10

The Fuji X-T10 includes a USB 2.0 port for downloading images directly from the camera. In testing, downloading images from the camera by USB provided about 21.5 MB/s transfer rate when downloading 6.3GB of images. The card tested was the Lexar 2000x 64GB UHS-II card. A separate UHS-II compatible USB 3.0 card reader was used to download the same images and averaged over 232MB/s transfer rate. Additional Card Reader Reviews compare card reader performance with different memory cards.