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Best Memory Cards for GoPro Hero 7

It’s official. GoPro has just announced the new Hero 7 line of action cameras.

The Hero 7 is available in three different colours of which all include distinctive specs and prices. The most expensive model, the Black Hero 7, is powered by GoPro’s custom built-in processor, features an upgrade in the stabilization of images, the option to capture 4K video at 60 frames per second, and offers new elements such as live-streaming, time-lapse mode, and the ability to share straight to social media.

Choosing the correct memory card:

To guarantee you attain the best results with your GoPro action camera, it is extremely important to choose the correct Micro SD card that works well with your device. However, it’s important to note that not every Micro SD card on the market will work well with GoPro.

When it comes to action cameras, the speed class of a memory card is very important. The write speed really affects the performance in video mode, as when recording video, the device needs to actually save a steady stream of data. This is exactly what you are expecting a GoPro camera to do whilst filming video at high resolutions. Therefore, GoPro recommends Micro SD cards with at least a Class 10 or UHS-I rating for the optimal performance of GoPro Hero 7 cameras.

There is always a danger that if your SD card isn’t up to requirements, that you could encounter error messages or loss of data. Whenever a GoPro crashes or freezes it’s usually always down to the card that’s being used.

To make life a little easier and to ensure your GoPro works to its full potential, we have rounded up a short list of the Best Micro SD Cards for the GoPro Hero 7. Check them out below!

SanDisk 128GB Extreme A2 V30 Micro SD Card (SDXC) UHS-I U3 + Adapter- 160MB/s

Best Overall

SanDisk 128GB Extreme A2 V30 Micro SD – 160MB/s

The SanDisk Extreme line is a great choice for use in any of GoPro’s latest models. This card has been officially recommended by GoPro in their Works with GoPro Guide. Specifically designed for action cameras, ultra-fast read and write speeds of up to 160MB/s and 90MB/s, means you can make the most out of your devices abilities. Available here.

Integral 64GB UltimaPRO V30 Premium Micro SD Card (SDXC) UHS-I U3 + Adapter - 100MB/s

Best Budget

Integral 64GB UltimaPRO Premium Micro SD – 100MB/s

This premium micro SD card from Integral is the perfect partner for your GoPro Hero 7. Lower cost doesn’t mean you have to compromise on speed, either. This card offers super-fast read and write speeds of up to 100MB/s and 70MB/s, respectively – ensuring that you can capture high-definition video and burst mode photos with confidence. Available here.

Samsung 256GB Evo Plus Micro SD Card (SDXC) UHS-I U3 + Adapter - 95MB/s

High Capacity

Samsung 256GB Evo Plus Micro SD – 95MB/s

With a capacity of up to 256GB, you can get the most out of your action camera by storing more content than ever before. Gone are the days when you have to switch out cards in the middle of shooting. The Samsung EVO Plus provides astonishing performance and reliability, so you can be confident that each memory will be safe. Available here.

Samsung 64GB PRO Endurance Micro SD Card (SDXC) + SD Adapter - 100MB/s

High Endurance

Samsung 64GB PRO Endurance Micro SD – 100MB/s

The PRO Endurance Micro SD Card from Samsung has a longer usage lifespan than other high endurance or speed-focused cards thanks to superior NAND technology. In devices that continuously write and overwrite data, it shows less wear and withstands significantly more cycles of repeated recording than other cards. Available here.

Kingston 64GB Canvas React Micro SD Card (SDXC) UHS-I U3 V30 - 100MB/s

Designed for Action

Kingston 64GB Canvas React Micro SD Card V30 – 100MB/s

The Kingston Canvas React micro SD card is designed to be as fast as you are, capturing 4K video or taking stunning burst-mode photos when the action does not stop. It is tested to be durable, so you can take it anywhere with confidence that your photo, videos and other data will be protected, even in the harshest of conditions. Available here.

SanDisk 64GB Extreme Pro Micro SD Card (SDXC) UHS-II U3 + USB 3.0 Reader - 275MB/s

Extreme Speeds

SanDisk 64GB Extreme Pro Micro SD – 275MB/s

The SanDisk Extreme PRO MicroSDXC card delivers blistering transfer speeds of up to 275MB/s, so you can get to your videos faster than ever before. Alongside extreme speeds, the SanDisk Extreme cards are durability-tested to protect your memories from life’s mishaps and perfect for the touch conditions a GoPro is put through. Available here.

Watch the GoPro Hero 7 4K60 video feature in action below:

All of MyMemory’s top recommendations give you the speed and space you need to capture more adventure on the go. It is very important to choose a reasonably fast SD card in order for your GoPro to be able to cope with the data that needs to be written to the card when recording video or capturing images.

Still looking for the best memory card for your GoPro Hero 7? Be sure to head to our website now to view our full range of Micro SD cards. 
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  1. Dles the San Disk extreme plus Card als work with 128GB on the hero7 Black ?

    1. Hi Vic,

      Apologies for such a delayed response.

      Yes, I can confirm that the SanDisk Extreme Plus Micro SD Card works with the HERO 7 Black. You can find what other memory cards work with the HERO 7 Black by following this link:

      Kind regards,

  2. Can I use the SanDisk Ultra SDXC UHS-1 memory with my GoPro Hero 7 Blacl?

    1. Hi Bonnie,

      Thanks very much for your question.

      Although the SanDisk Ultra SDXC UHS-1 Micro SD will work initially, you may have trouble further down the line. The card hasn’t officially been recommended by GoPro itself in their Works with GoPro Guide –

      So, we recommend choosing any card from our GoPro Hero 7 device finder. I’ve linked this below:

      Let me know if you have any other questions.

      Kind regards,


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