Best Memory Cards for Leica Q2

Looking for the best SD memory cards for Leica Q2? Here are our top recommended & fastest SD cards for Leica Q2 camera, including UHS-II Cards and UHS-I Cards.

The Leica Q2 compact camera (B&H, Adorama) has a single SD card slot that supports UHS-II SD cards, which means it can work with UHS-II cards, UHS-I cards and standard SD cards. In addition, featuring a 47.3 MP full frame CMOS sensor for best-in-class image quality, the Leica Q2 is capable of both DCI and UHD 4K video recording, along with Full HD recording at up to 120p, and up to 10 fps continuous shooting at full-resolution with a mechanical shutter. So, in order to get the ultra high read and write speeds (fast buffer clearing time), a fast enough SD memory card is a must need, especially when you are shooting in the continuous mode or recording 4K videos.

Below are our top recommended memory cards for Leica Q2 compact camera. Just choose the one you need. And, if you like shooting videos, stick to 64GB or 128GB (or larger) SDXC cards for the best video codex.

Recommended SD Memory Cards for Leica Q2

If you just want to cut to the chase, here are some quick recommendations.

UHS-II SD Cards:

  1. Kingston Canvas React Plus UHS-II SD Card (V90)
  2. PNY X-PRO 90 UHS-II SD Card (V90)
  3. Sony SF-G Tough UHS-II SD Card (V90)
  4. SanDisk Extreme PRO UHS-II SD Card (V90)
  5. ProGrade Digital UHS-II SDXC Card (V90)
  6. Delkin Devices Power UHS-II SDXC Card (V90)
  7. Sony SF-M Tough UHS-II SDXC Card (V60)

UHS-I SD Cards:

  1. SanDisk Extreme PRO UHS-I Card (V30, U3) – Fastest UHS-I SD Card

Best UHS-II SD Cards for Leica Q2

Want the fastest UHS-II SD cards with a V90 rating? The Sony SF-G Tough Series UHS-II Memory Cards are the top choice offering maximum read speeds of up to 300 MB/s and maximum write speeds of up to 299 MB/s, available in 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB capacities. Thanks to its V90 speed class rating, minimum write speeds are guaranteed not to drop below 90 MB/s. The Sony SF-G UHS-II Cards have the same ultra-fast maximum read speeds of up to 300 MB/s and maximum write speeds of up to 299 MB/s and it is well-suited for continuous shooting or 4K video recording. In addition, the Hoodman SDXC UHS-II cards are also excellent choice with a V90 rating, available in 64GB and 128GB capacities.

If you don’t need 90 MB/s sustained write speeds but still want a UHS-II card with extremely fast burst speeds and read speeds, both SanDisk Extreme PRO UHS-II SDXC cards and Lexar Professional 2000x UHS-II SDXC cards are excellent choices, offering read speeds of up to 300 MB/s and write speeds of up to 260 MB/s although only U3 rated.

UHS-II SD CardsMax. Read SpeedMax. Write Speed
Kingston Canvas React Plus UHS-II SD Card (V90)300 MB/s260 MB/s
PNY X-PRO 90 UHS-II SD Card (V90)300 MB/s280 MB/s
Sony SF-G Tough UHS-II SD Card (V90)300 MB/s299 MB/s
SanDisk Extreme PRO UHS-II SD Card (V90)300 MB/s260 MB/s
Wise Advanced SD-N UHS-II SDXC Card (V90)290 MB/s260 MB/s
ProGrade Digital UHS-II SDXC Card (V90)300 MB/s250 MB/s
Delkin Devices Power UHS-II SDXC Card (V90)300 MB/s250 MB/s
Delkin Devices BLACK UHS-II SDXC Card (V90)300 MB/s250 MB/s
Lexar Professional 2000x UHS-II SD Card (V90)300 MB/s260 MB/s
Hoodman Steel 2000x SDXC UHS-II Card300 MB/s260 MB/s
Angelbird AV Pro Mk 2 UHS-II SDXC Card (V90)280 MB/s260 MB/s
Transcend 700S UHS-II SD Card (V90)285 MB/s180 MB/s
Lexar Professional 1800x UHS-II SDXC Card (V60)270 MB/s180 MB/s
Sony SF-M Tough UHS-II SDXC Card (V60)277 MB/s150 MB/s
Sony SF-M UHS-II SDXC Card (V60)277 MB/s150 MB/s
Angelbird AV Pro MK2 UHS-II SDXC Card (V60)260 MB/s140 MB/s
ProGrade Digital UHS-II SDXC Card (V60)250 MB/s130 MB/s
Sony SF-E Series UHS-II SDXC Card (V60)270 MB/s120 MB/s
Lexar Professional 1667x UHS-II SD Card (V60)250 MB/s120 MB/s

Best UHS-I SD Cards for Leica Q2

The fastest UHS-I SD card for Leica Q2 is SanDisk Extreme PRO UHS-I SDXC Memory Card (V30) – offering up to 95 MB/s read speed and up to 90 MB/s write speed. If you don’t like shooting 4K videos or large raw still images, this is a great choice (128GB or larger). But I have to remind you that although the Leica Q2 is compatible with UHS-I card, but it will be limited by the write speed of the memory card and the buffer may cause shooting to slow down, especially when you are shooting 4K videos and continuous shooting at full-resolution.

UHS-I SD CardsMax. Read SpeedMax. Write Speed
SanDisk Extreme PRO UHS-I SD Card (V30, U3)200 MB/s140 MB/s
Samsung PRO Ultimate UHS-I SD Card (V30, U3)200 MB/s130 MB/s
Samsung PRO Plus UHS-I SD Card (V30, U3)180 MB/s130 MB/s
Lexar Professional 1066x UHS-I SD Card (V30, U3)160 MB/s120 MB/s
Kingston Canvas Go! Plus UHS-I SD Card (V30, U3)170 MB/s90 MB/s
SanDisk Extreme UHS-I SD Card (V30, U3)180 MB/s90 MB/s
Kingston Canvas Select Plus UHS-I SD Card (V30, U3)100 MB/s85 MB/s