Posted: 5. Januar 2020 at 08:53 CEST

By: Team

What memory card for the Canon EOS M50, M200?

Canon’s popular APS-C mirrorless EOS M50 and M200 (click for latest price and ratings) have a single card slot next to the battery:

Canon EOS M50 memory card slot with SanDisk DC card

(Photo shows Canon M50)

The slot will accept memory cards in the standard SD Card form factor or micro SD cards with an adapter. Insert the card with the cut-off corner facing down and the label facing forward, as shown. The fast and expensive (4x) UHS-II cards can be used without issue but the cameras won’t profit from the faster cards.

Canon EOS M50, M200 – File sizes for images and video

The EOS M50 and M200 have identical sensors with a native resolution of 24 Megapixels. Video can be recorded with up 3.840 x 1.920 at 25p (true 4K Video, albeit with a hefty crop of c. 1.6x).

This yields the following file sizes for photos (all values taken from our own M50):

  • RAW (CR3): c. 30 MB
  • RAW + JPEG (FINE): 35 – 40 MB
  • JPEG (FINE): 7 – 10 MB
  • JPEG (STD): c. 5 MB

Video (averages):

  • 1080 50p: 400 MB / minute
  • 4K 25p: 800 MB / minute

Canon EOS M50, M200 – Memory card recommendations

For most scenarios a Class 10 card will be more than fast enough. Class 10 cards will permit video recording up to Full HD and a continuous burst rate of five images per second.

As for card size, we wouldn’t go below 64 GB. A card of that capacity will take up to 4.000 JPEG images (FINE) or 2.000 RAW + JPEG (fine) or around 5 hours of Full HD video.

Sample card (SanDisk Ultra):

SanDisk 64GB Ultra for Canon EOS M50

Available from Amazon

Recommendations for 4K Video

If you plan to record 4K video with the M50 or M200, keep in mind that Class 10 cards like the Ultra are too slow for 4K video. The camera will actually let you start recording super high-res video, but when the device’s internal buffer is full (red arrow points to indicator), the camera will complain and then cancel the recording:

Canon EOS M50 4K Video internal buffer

In this scenario we recommend a Class 30 (also labelled with „V30“ or „U3“) card like the SanDisk Extreme Pro (pictured in the M50 above). Class 30 cards are fast enough for 4K video and burst rates of 10 FPS and higher:

SanDisk 64GB Extreme Pro for Canon EOS M50

Available from Amazon

Still undecided? See prices and rating for the Canon EOS M50, M200.

Further reading: Datasheet Canon EOS M50

Further reading: Datasheet Canon EOS M200



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