Best Memory Card for DJI Drones – Choosing the Best Micro SD Card for Video on DJI Drone and Cameras


So you just got a new DJI drone but
don’t know what memory card to get? Let’s figure out which one is the best one for you. Hey everyone, Camber here back with you, and
today I want to tell you what is the best memory card for your DJI drone or
Osmo. If you’re new here, this channel is all about teaching you how to use your
camera to make good videos so consider subscribing. So a while back I made
another video explaining what all the different numbers on memory cards mean
and how to pick the right one for your camera based on its max recording
bitrate. However, the most common question I still get asked on that video is, “Hey, I
just got this camera or drone. What’s the best memory card for it?” So let me know
down in the comments which DJI product you’re using. So what I’m gonna do in
this video is group all the different DJI drones and other video recording
devices by their max recording bitrate and show you what card I suggest as well
as how much recording time that will give you when filming at the highest
bitrate. I have links for all the cards down below in the description so you can
go check that out once you figure out which card you’ll need. And I also have
timestamps below so you can find your model and skip ahead to see which card
you’ll need. And if anything I say is confusing as far as card sizes or speed
class ratings, just go check out the other video I made here about what all
the different numbers on the memory cards mean so then you’ll understand
what we’re talking about here. So starting off with the DJI Spark, which
has a max recording bit rate of 24 Mb/s, I recommend this 16GB, Class 10 Micro SD card. And this will allow you to shoot at full HD for
just under one and a half hours. And these card sizes that I’m recommending
are based on my own personal minimum of one hour of recording time at the
highest recording bitrate. However you’re not gonna be able to keep any of these
drones in the air for that long, but whenever I’m shooting at a live event
like a wedding, I like to be able to get the drone down, switch out the batteries,
and get it back in the air as quick as possible so that I don’t miss anything.
But if you think you need less time, then just get the next card size down and
that will give you half the time. So next up shooting at a maximum of 60 megabits
per second, we have the Mavic Pro and the Mavic Pro Platinum, the Phantom 3, the
Inspire One, the X5 camera, and the Osmo+. And for these I recommend this 32GB Micro SD card, which will give you about 70
minutes of recording time at 4K. And again if you think you need less time,
then a 16 gigabyte card will give you half that time and a 64 gigabyte card
will double the time. So the last category that shoots at a maximum of 100
megabits per second, we have the Mavic Air, the Mavic 2 Pro and the Mavic 2 Zoom,
the Phantom 4, the Osmo Pocket, and the Osmo Action cam. And for all these I
recommend this 64 gigabyte, U3 Micro SD card, which will result in about 85 minutes of
recording at 4K. And those are the best memory cards that I suggest for these
various DJI drones and cameras. And again I have links in the description so you
can find the one that I talked about for your DJI product, click on it, and it’ll
take you right over to what you need. If you do have any more questions, go ahead
and leave them down in the comments. I’ll try to clarify anything I can. If this video
is helpful, go ahead and leave a like, subscribe if you haven’t, and I’ll see
you soon!

10 thoughts on “Best Memory Card for DJI Drones – Choosing the Best Micro SD Card for Video on DJI Drone and Cameras

  1. Very clear, thank you. I was just wondering: I have an Insta360 One X camera and it came with a 32Gb Sandisk Extreme Plus microSD card. To have more recording time, I purchased a Samsung 128 EVO Plus microSD. In terms of speed, I thought these should be comparable but after some time the camera stopped randomly, error message saying that the memory card was too slow. I bought another Extreme Plus (64Gb) and this worked just fine.
    The Insta360 has 2 cameras and therefore 2 simultaneous video streams. Is it the V30 spec that determines that it can handle this? As the Samsung doesn't have this.

  2. Please help i have the mavic mini, and i had the sd card scandisk ultra 128gb and it has 80MB/s. Is this good for my drone?

  3. Will an extreme plus sandisk u3 128gb v30 class 10 be good with mavic mini or do I need to get the extreme not the extreme plus

  4. Will this card be good for mavic mini SanDisk Extreme 128 GB microSDXC Memory Card + SD Adapter with A2 App Performance + Rescue Pro Deluxe, Up to 160 MB/s, Class 10, UHS-I, U3, V30 https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07FCMKK5X/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_RpZaEbQJ8DY59

  5. As for the u3. What does that mean. I see u1 u2 Etc. etc. if you can explain I would greatly appreciate that and there is this for the Mavic two pro the absolute best card I can purchase or is there something better

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