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UHS-II Camera List: Cameras that Support UHS-II SD Card Interface

Since UHS-II was announced 2011 it has taken years for cameras manufacturers to add the high-speed interface to new cameras. The first use of UHS-II was in Panasonic camcorders in 2013 with microP2 cards. In 2014, the first consumer digital cameras to support UHS-II were released. First the Fuji XT-1 and later the Samsung NX1. In 2015 Olympus began offering cameras with UHS-II support and in 2016 Nikon released the D500 that includes the UHS-II interface.

The following list is for cameras that support the UHS-II interface. This list is updated periodically as new cameras are announced and released.

UHS-II Cameras

ManufacturerCamera ModelSlot 1Slot 2Announcement DateNotes
Fuji X-T1 UHS-II January 28, 2014
Fuji X-Pro2 UHS-IIUHS-I January 14, 2016 Dual SD card slots, however only Slot 1 supports UHS-II
Fuji X-T2 UHS-IIUHS-II July 7, 2016 Dual UHS-II Slots
Fuji GFX 50S UHS-IIUHS-II September 19, 2016 Dual UHS-II Slots
Leica Leica SL (Typ 601)UHS-IIUHS-IOctober 20, 2015 Slot 1: UHS-II, Slot 2: UHS-I
Nikon D500 XQDUHS-II January 6, 2016 Slot 1: XQD, Slot 2: UHS-II
Nikon D850 XQDUHS-II August 24, 2017 Slot 1: XQD, Slot 2: UHS-II
Olympus OM-D E-M5 II UHS-II February 5, 2015
Olympus OM-D E-M10 II UHS-II August 25, 2015
Olympus PEN-F UHS-II January 27, 2016
Olympus OM-D E-M1 II UHS-IIUHS-I November 2, 2016 Dual SD card slots, however only Slot 1 supports UHS-II
Panasonic GH5 UHS-IIUHS-II January 4, 2017 Dual UHS-II card slots
Samsung NX1 UHS-II September 15, 2014
Sony A9 UHS-IIUHS-I April 19, 2017 Dual SD card slots, however only Slot 1 supports UHS-II
Sony A7R III UHS-IIUHS-I October 25, 2017 Dual SD card slots, however only Slot 1 supports UHS-II

Updated November 29, 2017

About UHS-II

The promise of UHS-II is to deliver three times the speed of UHS-I SD cards. UHS-I provides up to 104MB/s transfer speed, while UHS-II increases the speed ceiling to 312MB/s. To achieve the higher speed these cards require a device with the UHS-II interface. UHS-II cards are backwards compatible and can be used in any card that supports SD cards, but the cards operate at lower speed.

UHS-II SD card by Toshiba

The reason why the cards operate at lower speed in non-UHS-II devices is that UHS-II requires a different physical interface. Conventional SD and UHS-I cards use a 9-pin interface, while UHS-II cards have a 17-pin interface adding 8 news pins in a second row. When a UHS-II card is connected using the legacy 9-pin interface it supports only up to UHS-I speed. Early UHS-II cards such as the SanDisk Extreme Pro 280MB/s UHS-II card did not support the fastest SDR104 UHS-I mode and were limited to 50MB/s in UHS-I devices. Most UHS-II cards operate in UHS-I mode at SDR104 bus speed up to 104MB/s.

What does the future hold?

In 2017 The SD Association announced UHS-III (SD Specification version 6). The new standard uses the same physical UHS-II interface but operates at a higher bus rate to achieve up to 624MB/s transfer rate.