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GoPro Hero 5 Black is a great addition to the plethora of action cameras from the influential U.S. company now synonymous with the category. Hero5 Black is the first device to be waterproof without a case and shoots video using the power of your voice.

If you’re an adrenaline junkie who thrives off cliff jumping, deep sea diving with sharks or cycling cross country across rough terrains, then you’ll probably have a GoPro strapped somewhere to your body to capture those death-defying moments.

Make sure you carry on reading to discover what the device has to offer and the best memory cards suitable for the GoPro Hero 5. 

What does the GoPro Hero 5 have to offer?

Well, it features a 2-inch touchscreen, 4K video capture at 30fps, a 12-megapixel camera, image stabilisation and GPS.

Perhaps the biggest improvement compared to the previous GoPro model comes courtesy of the new rubberised design that makes the GoPro Hero 5 Black the first GoPro to be completely waterproof (to a depth of 33 feet) without a separate housing.

There are also three embedded microphones that no longer suffer from the muffled sound wrought by a waterproof casing. Better still, the GoPro software cleverly picks the best sound from each microphone actively when you record, so your audio should always sound great. Plus, it records audio in full stereo.

SD Card Speed Explained:

SD speeds are measured in ‘speed classes’. There are four different speed classes: 10, 6, 4 and 2 (10 being the fastest, 2 the slowest). The number of the speed class refers to the minimum sustained write speed of the SD card. There are also two Ultra High-Speed classes, which are designed for professional use.

Choosing the right memory card:

Why should you care?

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 SD cards with at least a Class 10 or UHS-I rating for the optimal performance of GoPro Hero5 cameras.

There is always a danger that if your SD card isn’t up to it 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.

The 5 Best SD Cards for GoPro: 

Samsung 128GB Evo Plus Micro SD Card (SDXC) UHS-I – 100MB/s

Samsung 128GB Evo Plus Micro SD Card (SDXC) UHS-I U3 + Adapter - 100MB/s

Samsung 128GB Evo Plus Micro SD Card (SDXC) UHS-I U3 + Adapter – 100MB/s

Keeping your precious memories safe is vital. Samsung’s high-performance, stylish and secure memory cards ensure that every shot you take is captured and kept safe and secure. EVO Plus cards offer greater capacity and higher transfer speeds, making it excellent for video recording and playback in Full HD.

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

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

Capture fast-action photos or shoot 4K UHD video with write speeds of up to 60MB/s. The SanDisk Extreme microSD Card lets you shoot more and transfer even faster. Additionally, the quick read speeds of up to 160MB/s save you time when transferring high-resolution images and 4K UHD videos.

This card is ideal for recording outdoor adventures, weekend trips, or sporting events without skipping frames. With up to 128GB, the SanDisk Extreme microSD UHS-I card lets you capture uninterrupted 4K UHD and Full HD video with its UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) and Video Speed Class 30 (V30) ratings.

Samsung 128GB PRO Endurance Micro SD Card (SDXC) + SD Adapter - 100MB/s

Samsung 128GB PRO Endurance Micro SD Card (SDXC) + SD Adapter – 100MB/s

The PRO Endurance 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. As the industry’s only endurance card to support both 4K and FHD video, the PRO Endurance is the optimal card for today’s 4K and high definition monitoring devices. Record and examine every moment close-up without missing any critical details with read and write speeds of up to 100MB/s and 30MB/s.

Kingston 128GB Canvas Select Micro SD Card (SDXC) UHS-I – 80MB/s

Kingston 128GB Canvas Select Micro SD Card (SDXC) UHS-I - 80MB/s

Kingston 128GB Canvas Select Micro SD Card (SDXC) UHS-I – 80MB/s

Kingston’s Canvas Select microSD card is designed to be reliable, making it ideal for filming in HD and shooting high-resolution photos. You can be confident that your memories will be safe when documenting life’s adventures on your GoPro Hero 5. It’s available in capacities up to 256GB, to provide plenty of space to capture an entire trip. Kingston Canvas cards are tested to be durable, so you can take them anywhere with the confidence that your photos, videos and other data will be protected, even in harsh or unstable conditions.

Integral 128GB UltimaPRO V30 Premium Micro SD Card (SDXC) UHS-I U3  – 100MB/s

 

Integral 128GB UltimaPRO V30 Premium Micro SD Card (SDXC) UHS-I U3 + Adapter - 100MB/s

Integral 128GB UltimaPRO V30 Premium Micro SD Card (SDXC) UHS-I U3 + Adapter – 100MB/s

The Integral Premium High-Speed UltimaPRO Micro SD card is the perfect partner for your high-spec Hero 5 GoPro. These Premium High-Speed Micro SD cards from Integral offer superior, super-fast read and write speeds – ensuring that you can record high-definition video and take burst mode photos with confidence. With Ultra-fast read and write speeds of up to 100 MB/s and 90 MB/s and it’s Video Class Speed V30 rating, this card will ensure your device works to its full potential.

If you own a GoPro Hero 5 or are thinking about purchasing one, be sure to visit our website now to find our full range of memory cards and accessories suitable for this device.

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5 Comments

  1. Good job, good text.
    About 128gb Sandisk Extreme Pro, here >https://www.sandisk.com/home/memory-cards/microsd-cards/extremepro-microsd-uhs-ii

    This card works in hero5?

  2. […] upgrading any time soon? We have guides for the GoPro Hero5 here and an overview of the best memory cards for the other GoPro […]

  3. Samsung 64 GB EVO Works perfectly with my GoPro hero 5 black.

  4. Hi,
    Iv got a Samsung 256 EVO+ and it’s not working in my 5 any tips?

    1. Hey Carl

      A couple of suggestions would be to format the memory card and update your GoPro’s firmware.

      Give that a go and let us know how you get on!

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