Your DJI Osmo Pocket needs a memory card. Since you're shooting videos on the fly, you'll want something with read/write speeds that won't slow down your creativity. The Osmo Pocket is compatible with UHS-I MicroSD cards up to 256GB. Some cards are better than others, and, as usual, we have an opinion. If you're investing in a new microSD for your Osmo Pocket, spend your money wisely and grab one of our favorites.
Most shoppers get hung up on how much space a microSD offers. That's important, sure, but speed should be your number one concern. Your card needs to keep up with your Pocket Osmo. The Samsung EVO Select is a Class 10 card designed for video recording. With ultra-fast read/write speeds of up to 100MB/s and 128GB of room, the Samsung Evo Select is the perfect balance of speed, storage capacity, and price.
Maximum space and speed
SanDisk reigns supreme in value and performance. We love the 256GB SanDisk Extreme microSD because it's temperature-proof, waterproof, shockproof, and x-ray proof. No matter what you're shooting or where, this card is up to the task. You'll get 160MB/s read speeds and 90MB/s write speeds for fast shooting in the field and downloading when you're back at home. And with 256GB under your belt, you'll never have to swap out cards again.
Designed for action cameras
The Camera Plus line of microSDs from Gigastone is designed for action cameras and digital cameras. The footage records smoothly at 60MB/s and plays back at 100MB/s. This Class 10 card will also work with your favorite mirrorless camera and other action cameras.
You'll enjoy the smooth 100MB/s read speed of the PNY Elite-X Class 10 card. This U3 card can withstand punishing environments without failing, and there are 128GBs to play around with. Perfect for action cameras and today's best drones, the PNY Elite-X supports 4K Ultra HD and records at 60fps and 120fps. What more could you need?
Ideal for shooting 4K video and burst mode photographs, this 64GB card from Kingston is a Class 10 UHS-I microSD. Read speeds are 100MB/s and write speeds hit the 80MB/s mark. With 64GB, you have plenty of space for an afternoon of shooting.
A pro card
Whether you're shooting with one of today's best mirrorless cameras or your Pocket Osmo, you know that quality counts. The Lexar Professional is a Class 10 card with 128GBs of room and read speeds of 95MB/s. The high-speed transfer from card to your computer will make easy work of any project.
Made for video
DELKIN delivers on speed with this microSD card designed specifically for video. With a V30 video speed class rating, this card records flawless 4K Ultra HD, 3D, and Full HD video with frame rates exceeding 120fps. Data transfers are quick at 100MB/s, and this affordable little number is also water-resistant, shockproof, and x-ray proof.
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When you're shopping for a memory card for your DJI Osmo Pocket, speed is king. Without it, you can't save that super-crispy 4K video without the card sputtering. You'll also need a bit of room to stretch your creative muscles, but there's no need to go overboard. A 32GB microSD will give you about 30 minutes of footage.
The best bang for your buck is the Samsung EVO Select 128GB microSD. It writes and reads at up to 100MB/s, has 128GB of space, and the price is nice. If you want to take one card out for an entire weekend and never have to worry about swapping microSD cards again, go for the SanDisk Extreme 256GB. It's a large capacity microSD with 160MB/s read speeds and is built for the harshest of conditions.
And if you want a foolproof microSD explicitly made for photos and videos, go with the Gigastone Camera Plus 256GB. It's designed to capture vivid details and action and is compatible with most DSLRs, mirrorless cameras, and action cams.
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