Recommended Memory Card for Canon EOS Rebel T3i / 600D

Get to know the recommended memory cards for Canon EOS Rebel T3i / 600D. 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 T3i / 600D support following types: SD,SDHC,SDXC

Announced in February 2011, the Canon EOS Rebel T3i/600D incorporate 18 megapixels CMOS sensor and DIGIC 4 image processor. The camera support ISO up to 6400 (expandable to 12800), shoot true HD movies, vari-angle LCD screen, 3.7fps burst shooting, and new wireless flash support.

The camera support standard SD, SDHC and SDXC memory cards and also support wireless transfer via Eye-Fi cards

Photos Capacity (number of shots)

 Memory Card Size
Image Quality2 GB4 GB8 GB16 GB32 GB64 GB
Fine JPEG31362512502500500010000

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
1920x1080,30p 6m 12m 24m 48m 1h 36m 3h 13m
1280x720,30p 6m 12m 24m 48m 1h 36m 3h 13m
640x480,30p 24m 48m 1h 36m 3h 13m 6h 27m 12h 55m

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 T3i / 600D supports the following memory card type. Click to browse available cards:

SD card
SDHC card
SDXC card