So you just picked up a Kodak Printomatic instant camera, congrats! It's a good option for those just starting in the world of instant cameras, and it's easy to carry so that no moment escapes you. While the benefit of an instant camera is to have the photos print out automatically, sometimes you want to have a digital copy of the image too. Fortunately, the Kodak Printomatic supports microSD cards up to 32GB. Here are some of the best options out there for your Kodak Printomatic.
Great overall option
The SanDisk Ultra is one of our favorite microSD cards. It comes in a variety of sizes, including 32GB. It's affordable and has a solid and reliable transfer speed of up to 98MB/s. We pick up these cards often and have had zero issues. Plus, the price is right!
Good budget pick
If you're on a budget, this option from Samsung is always affordable and starts at 32GB. It has read speeds of 95MB/s and writing speeds up to 20MB/s. You can even get a bundle option (for slightly more) that includes a USB card reader, just in case your computer doesn't have an SD card slot.
A trusted brand
Kingston has been around for a long time, but it's not mentioned as much as other brands. It's still good, and the Canvas Select is more than enough to help you keep digital copies of your Kodak Printomatic captures. It has data speeds of up to 80MB/s and is built to withstand extreme environments.
Built to last
Samsung's PRO Endurance microSD card is a little more expensive, but it is capable of so much more. While it can work perfectly fine with your Kodak Printomatic, it's also a good choice for video monitoring cameras. It does 4K, full HD recording, and playback. Data transfer speeds are 100MB/s. Also, it's waterproof, shockproof, temperature-proof, X-ray-proof, and even magnetic-proof.
We're big fans of SanDisk, and while the Ultra that we mentioned earlier should be enough for most, if you need more, then check out the SanDisk Extreme. It starts at 32GB capacity, is ideal for 4K UHD and Full HD video, and it has transfer speeds of up to 100MB/s. You also get SanDisk Memory Zone app for easy file management and RescuePRO Deluxe data recovery software in case anything should happen.
Double up and save
If you need a few microSD cards for various things (one for your Kodak Printomatic and another for your dashcam), then you should look into this multi-pack of our favorite, the SanDisk Ultra. The price is good when the individual cards aren't on sale, and you save time and money by buying two-at-a-time. Plus, microSD cards are everywhere nowadays, so the more the merrier!
When you want high performance
Lexar isn't as easy to find as the other name brands, but the company makes some pretty good stuff. This high-performance microSD card comes in a myriad of storage capacities, including 32GB, and has a transfer speed of up to 95MB/s. It's great for pretty much everything, including 1080p full HD video, 3D, and even 4K recordings.
These are some of the most recognized name brands out there when it comes to microSD cards. My personal, trusted favorite is the SanDisk Ultra microSD card (opens in new tab), as I've purchased multiples of these in various capacities and they have all been very reliable without breaking the bank. If you're looking for something slightly cheaper, Samsung (opens in new tab) is a good choice. This card is ideal for your camera and also works well with video.
It's never a mistake to have too many microSD cards on hand, which is why I can't help but recommend the SanDisk kit (opens in new tab). You get two high-quality cards for one affordable price.
Christine Romero-Chan has been writing about technology, specifically Apple, for over a decade at a variety of websites. She is currently the iMore lead on all things iPhone, and has been using Apple’s smartphone since the original iPhone back in 2007. While her main speciality is the iPhone, she also covers Apple Watch, iPad, and Mac when needed.
When she isn’t writing about Apple, Christine can often be found at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, as she is a passholder and obsessed with all things Disney, especially Star Wars. Christine also enjoys coffee, food, photography, mechanical keyboards, and spending as much time with her new daughter as possible.
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