Are you wondering which SD card to take with your GoPro HERO 7 on your next adventure? Then you have landed at the right place. A memory card is like the heart of the camera which stores all the beautiful memories in it. Selecting the best SD card can be tricky but if you have a clear picture of the specifications of the cards and your requirements, then the same can turn into a fun task.

In this article, you will come across some best SD cards for GoPro HERO 7, their sizes, and the storage capacities of each variant.

 

GoPro HERO 7 SD Card Size: How Long Can It Record?


Choosing a card is an important step. With a camera like GoPro HERO 7, the card should be fast and efficient enough to handle the video and photo modes that generate the most data–particularly 4K60 with Protune and 1080p240.

The slot for the SD card on the HERO7 Black is in the bottom compartment, next to the battery. Whereas, The SD card slot on the HERO7 Silver and White is in the side compartment, next to the USB-C port.

If we talk about the card specifications, HERO 7 uses UHS-I host specifications. If you are wondering whether UHS-II cards will work fine with HERO 7? The answer is Yes. Though it will roll back, as its bus interface is UHS-I, no additional benefits will be added in the case of using UHS-II.

GoPro recommends microSD cards with at least a Class 10 or UHS-I rating. It is beneficial to stick with U3 or V30 speed class to get better results. Though, some U1 cards are also fast enough and work well with HERO 7.

 

GoPro HERO 7 SD Card Size


As per the official GoPro website, the GoPro 7 supports microSD cards with storage sizes up to 256GB. But you can use SD cards with higher storage capacities as well.

So, you can use the following storage size variants with your GoPro HERO 7 camera:

  • 16GB
  • 32GB
  • 64GB
  • 128GB
  • 256GB

As seen, 128GB cards work well for HERO 7 in regular shoots.

GoPro HERO 7 SD Card Size: How Long Can It Record?


Here are the estimated number of photos/footage duration you can fit on various sizes of memory cards

How Long Can a 32GB SD Card Record?

  • Number of Pictures: 12,157
  • 5K (30fps) Video: 48 Mins
  • 4K (60fps) Video: 48 Mins.
  • 2.7K (120fps) Video: 48 Mins.
  • 2.7K (60fps) Video: 1:00 Hr.
  • 1080p (120fps) Video: 1:00 Hr.
  • 1080p (60fps) Video: 1:19 Hrs.
  • 720p (60fps) Video: 1:19 Hrs.
  • 720p (50fps) Video: 1:55 Hrs.

How Long Can a 64GB SD Card Record?

  • Number of Pictures: 24,337
  • 5K (30fps) Video: 1:37 Hrs.
  • 4K (60fps) Video: 1:37 Hrs.
  • 2.7K (120fps) Video: 1:37 Hrs.
  • 2.7K (60fps) Video: 2:06 Hrs.
  • 1080p (120fps) Video: 2:06 Hrs.
  • 1080p (60fps) Video: 2:38 Hrs.
  • 720p (60fps) Video: 2:38 Hrs.
  • 720p (50fps) Video: 3:50 Hrs.

How Long Can a 128GB SD Card Record?

  • Number of Pictures: 48,960
  • 5K (30fps) Video: 3:15 Hrs.
  • 4K (60fps) Video: 3:15 Hrs.
  • 2.7K (120fps) Video: 3:15 Hrs.
  • 2.7K (60fps) Video: 4:02 Hrs.
  • 1080p (120fps) Video: 4:02 Hrs.
  • 1080p (60fps) Video: 5:18 Hrs.
  • 720p (60fps) Video: 5:18 Hrs.
  • 720p (50fps) Video: 7:43 Hrs.

How Long Can a 256GB SD Card Record?

  • Number of Pictures: 97920
  • 5K (30fps) Video: 6:30 Hrs.
  • 4K (60fps) Video: 6:30 Hrs.
  • 2.7K (120fps) Video: 6:30 Hrs.
  • 2.7K (60fps) Video: 8:00 Hrs.
  • 1080p (120fps) Video: 8:00 Hrs.
  • 1080p (60fps) Video: 10:36 Hrs.
  • 720p (60fps) Video: 10:36 Hrs.
  • 720p (50fps) Video: 15:26 Hrs.

Note: These are just the estimates that can be useful as guides to let you have an idea of what to expect from each size variant.

 

GoPro Recommended SD Cards for HERO 7


Here are the two micro SD cards that GoPro officially recommends for the GoPro HERO 7:

SanDisk Extreme UHS-I microSD Card

  • Brand: SanDisk 
  • Speed Class: UHS-I, Class 10
  • Maximum Read Speed: 160MB/s 
  • Maximum Write Speed: 90MB/s
  • Capacity: 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, 256GB, 512GB & 1TB
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  • Up to 90MB/s write speeds for fast shooting; Requires compatible devices capable of...
  • 4K UHD and Full HD Ready with UHS speed class 3 (U3) and video speed class 30 (V30)

If you are looking for a strong and durable SD card for your HERO 7, then the SanDisk Extreme microSD card is one is our top recommended microSD cards. The SanDisk Extreme offers a read speed of 160 MB/s and a write speed of 90 MB/s. With such amazing speeds, you can record and transfer high-resolution images and 4K UHD videos within a very short amount of time. These cards are made to withstand harsh weather conditions and thus keep your memories safe. It is available in 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, 256GB, 400GB, 512GB and 1TB sizes.

SanDisk Extreme PRO UHS-I microSD Card

  • Brand: SanDisk 
  • Speed Class: UHS-I, Class 10
  • Maximum Read Speed: 170MB/s 
  • Maximum Write Speed: 90MB/s
  • Capacity: 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, 256GB, 512GB & 1TB
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  • Meets the new UHS speed Class 3 (U3) and UHS video Speed Class 30 (V30) for 4K UHD
  • Read transfer faster with speeds up to 170MB/s
  • A2 rated for Android app performance.

Another superb pick for your action-packed GoPro HERO 7 is the SanDisk Extreme Pro microSD Card with read speeds (up to 170 MB/s) and write speeds (up to 90MB/s). It is one of the fastest UHS-I microSD cards available. The exterior is strong and durable. They are temperature proof, waterproof, shockproof, and X-ray proof. With such blazing record and transfer speeds, you can shoot 4K UHD video and sequential burst mode photography and share them in no time using your HERO 7. It comes in 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1 TB variants.

 

Some other GoPro recommendations are :

 

For more on compatible SD card sizes for different GoPro models, visit this article:

 

Final Words


GoPro cameras are a world in themselves. They are small, portable, and flooded with features to capture your memories in the best way possible. All you need is a container to store those beautiful memories in and that is where the SD cards come into the picture. A memory card should be compatible with your little tech toy and be sufficient for shooting all that you desire. With HERO 7 in your hand and the right card, you can just let your creative side out and shoot to your heart’s content.

 

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