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The Canon EOS 5D Mark IV is one heck of a nice upgrade from the Canon 5D MK III. It has an improved sensor of 30.4 megapixel CMOS sensor with a Digic 6+ processor and 4K video at 23.98, 24, 25 and 30 fps. It also has a 61-point autofocus system.

With an improved sensor and processor, this camera will need some heavyweight memory cards to handle all that data.

We have put together a list of the top five memory cards that will get the best from the Canon 5D Mark IV. As the camera has dual card capabilities, we have created a list of the five best SD and Best Compact Flash cards currently available.

First are the five best SDXC cards. It is worth noting that the 5D Mark IV only fully supports the UHS-I card. You can use UHS-II SDXC cards but unfortunately, you will not be able to realise the full potential of these cards with the Mark IV. With that said we have only highlighted the UHS-I cards. So read on to discover the best memory card for Canon 5D Mark IV. 

Top 5 SDXC Memory Cards for the Canon 5D Mark IV:

SanDisk 256GB Extreme PRO V30 SD Card (SDXC) UHS-I U3 - 95MB/s

SanDisk 256GB Extreme PRO V30 SD Card (SDXC) UHS-I U3 – 95MB/s

Sandisk offers its most powerful SD UHS-I memory card yet. Their most powerful SD UHS-I memory card delivers maximum speed for performance, reliability, and uncompromising image and 4K UHD video quality from your DSLR, advanced digital or HD video camera. Stunning read speeds of up to 95MB/s and write speeds almost as fast, you can capture even fast-moving shots and video without missing a frame or a moments action. 4K UHD Ready With UHS Video Speed Class 30 (V30) and UHS Speed Class 3 (U3)2 ratings, the SanDisk Extreme PRO SDHC and SDXC UHS-I Cards let you capture uninterrupted 4K UHD and Full HD video. This makes it ideal for professionals recording extreme sports and other fast-action activities without dropping frames. 

Kingston 128GB Canvas React SD Card (SDXC) – 100MB/s

Kingston 128GB Canvas React SD Card (SDXC) - 100MB/s

Kingston 128GB Canvas React SD Card (SDXC) – 100MB/s

The Kingston Canvas React SD card is designed to be as fast as you are, capturing 4K video or taking stunning burst-mode photos when the action doesn’t stop. Whether you are using the latest DSLR or mirrorless camera, you can be confident that your memories will be safe. It is available in multiple capacities up to 256GB, to provide plenty of space to capture an entire shoot.

MyMemory 128GB UltimaPRO SD Card (SDXC) UHS-I U1 – 80MB/s

MyMemory 128GB UltimaPRO SD Card (SDXC) UHS-I U1 - 80MB/s

MyMemory 128GB UltimaPRO SD Card (SDXC) UHS-I U1 – 80MB/s

The MyMemory SDHC and SDXC cards have fast read and write speeds making them ideal for use with compact cameras and Full HD camcorders, in addition, these cards enable you to record 1080p video smoothly without lag or dropped frames. MyMemory 128GB SD UHS-I U1 cards can handle transfer speeds up to 80MB/s and up to 10MB/s video recording.

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

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

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

Your photos always look much better in 4K, which is why Integral Premium High-Speed SDHC and SDXC cards are a perfect fit for your DSLR, digital camera, camcorder, and SD compatible PC. These cards offer super-fast read and write speeds and are ideal for 4K Ultra High-Definition video, large RAW photos, and burst-mode photography.
SanDisk 64GB Extreme PLUS V30 SD Card (SDXC) UHS-I U3 - 90MB/s

SanDisk 64GB Extreme PLUS V30 SD Card (SDXC) UHS-I U3 – 90MB/s

The SanDisk Extreme PLUS SD UHS-I memory card delivers performance that lets you take control of your creativity. With write speeds of up to 60MB/s and UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) recording, you’re ready to capture stunning high-resolution, stutter-free 4K UHD video. With extremely fast read speeds of up to 90MB/s, this memory card lets you transfer high-resolution images or 4K UHD videos from your DSLR or camcorder to your computer without a long wait. Plus, it’s built to withstand weather, water, shocks and other less-than-ideal conditions so you can rest assured that it’s good to go wherever you go.

Best Compact Flash cards for the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV:

SanDisk 256GB 1067X Extreme PRO Compact Flash Card – 160MB/s

SanDisk 256GB 1067X Extreme PRO Compact Flash Card - 160MB/s

SanDisk 256GB 1067X Extreme PRO Compact Flash Card – 160MB/s

The worlds first high-capacity 256 GB CompactFlash card with Video Performance Guarantee-651 (VPG-65). Optimized for cinema quality 4K video recording, VPG-65 secures 4K and Full HD video capture at a minimum sustained write speed of 65 MB/s. This card dramatically improves workflow performance with industry-leading transfer speeds up to 160 MB/s and delivers blazing fast shot speeds of up to 150 MB/s for advanced functions such as fast action and continuous burst mode shots.

Sandisk 128GB Extreme 800X Compact Flash Card – 120MB/s

Sandisk 128GB Extreme 800X Compact Flash Card - 120MB/s

Sandisk 128GB Extreme 800X Compact Flash Card – 120MB/s

SanDisk Extreme Compact Flash cards are ideal for photo and video enthusiasts who want to capture their best work with their mid-range to high-end DSLRs. Maximize your creative potential with the SanDisk Extreme Compact Flash card, delivering an optimal combination of shot speed up to 85MB/s sustained video performance guarantee (VPG-20) and transfer speed up to 120MB/s.

MyMemory 64GB 300X Compact Flash – 45MB/s

MyMemory 64GB 300X Compact Flash - 45MB/s

MyMemory 64GB 300X Compact Flash – 45MB/s

The MyMemory 64GB 300x CompactFlash card is designed for professional and amateur photographers. Created to perform where fast memory cards are crucial, MyMemory CompactFlash cards series are ideal to capture Full HD video and RAW and JPEG images in a Digital SLR or a high-end compact camera.
Be sure to visit our website now to get the best SDXC and Compact Flash memory cards for your Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Christian Keenan
When not blogging for MyMemory Christian Keenan is a professional photographer.

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4 Comments

  1. This was useful, thank you!

  2. It would be nice to know how many minutes of 4K footage each card can hold

    1. 256 GB gives you around an hour of 4K video. 128 GB half an hour, 64 GB 15 minutes, 32 GB 7-8 minutes.

      Files are HUGE, but the quality and edit-friendleyness are worth it. Hard drive space are cheap today.
      Remember, you get up to 30 JPEG files at 4096*2180 pixel – almost 9 Mpix – A SECOND. That is a high burst-rate for an hour. Remember that every single frame of a MJPEG video is a JPEG picture. If you shoot action photos, try grapping a still from the video-file. You can shoot video at all shutter-speeds, it doesn’t look nice as video if you go over 280 degree shutter speed, but you can get “that shot” 🙂

      1. 180 degree shutter, not 280!

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