Recommended Memory Card for Canon EOS Rebel T3 / 1100D

Get to know the recommended memory cards for Canon EOS Rebel T3 / 1100D. Learn its storage capacity, class rating, compatible cards and tips on how choosing cards based on your photography needs (normal, video or sports). The Canon EOS Rebel T3 / 1100D support following types: SD,SDHC,SDXC

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The camera support SD, SDHC and SDXC memory cards.

Photos Capacity (number of shots)

 Memory Card Size
Image Quality2 GB4 GB8 GB16 GB32 GB64 GB
Fine JPEG45590918183636727314545

How many photos can your card hold? The higher the number of megapixels/camera's resolution the larger the image file, and hence the smaller the number of files you can store.

Video Capacity (duration)

 Memory Card Size
Video Mode2 GB4 GB8 GB16 GB32 GB64 GB
1280x720,30p 8m 17m 35m 1h 11m 2h 22m 4h 44m

How long can your card record video? That depends on video resolution (SD,HD or Full HD) and video bitrate.

1h 20m = video duration of 1 hour and 20 minutes

General Choosing Tips

  • Choose memory card based on your capacity need (see table above)
  • If you're shooting videos alot, choose memory card with higher class rating. Class 2 is suitable for SD format, while Class 4 and Class 6 can record HD video. Class 10 is the ultimate
  • If you're shooting hi-res RAW photos, you'll need a quick card to take more than two or three shots at a time. Choose fast cards to smooth the process. Recommended minimum Class 6
  • Pick known brand. They're slighly more expensive, but also more reliable. Lexar and SanDisk are recommended.
  • Get a second memory card as backup. You'll never know what gonna happen on the field
  • and makes sure the card is compatible with your camera :)


For Daily Usage For normal usage, balance combination between taking photos and video recording.
For Video Recording Recording videos required fast card and also enough storage capacity.
For Actions (sport, burst) Professional cards that deliver high speed performance and reability.

Supported Cards

The Canon EOS Rebel T3 / 1100D supports the following memory card type. Click to browse available cards:

SD card
SDHC card
SDXC card