Last Updated: June 2, 2021

The Best SD Card For The DJI Spark

There are so many SD cards on the market it can be hard to figure out which one is right for the DJI Spark.

In this post, I am going to give you a simple list of micro SD card options to make your choice easy.

I am also going to give you some tips and tricks so you can make the right decision when choosing your SD card.

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The Simple Answer: Which Micro SD Memory Card For Your DJI Spark?​

The following is a simple list of micro SD card options for the DJI Spark

sandisk micro sd card

Micro SD Cards That Fit The Bill

16GB

Sandisk 16 GB UHS-1 Micro SDHC

Kingston 16 GB UHS-1 Micro SDHC

Samsung 16 GB UHS-I Micro SDHC

32GB

Sandisk 16/32 GB UHS-1 Micro SDHC

Kingston 32 GB UHS-1 Micro SDHC

Samsung 32 GB UHS-I Micro SDHC

64GB

Sandisk 64 GB UHS-1 Micro SDXC

Kingston 64 GB UHS-1 Micro SDXC

Samsung 64 GB UHS-I Micro SDXC

What Is The Largest Size SD Card The Spark Can Handle?​

DJI only recommends micro SD cards up to 64Gig for the Spark. That is not to say you can’t try a larger one and it might work, but why bother.

I know a bigger card holds more video, but you have to think about why you would want it. I would just stick with what DJI recommends to make sure you have no issues.

Other Things To Consider When Buying A Micro SD

Sure, you can just buy any old SD card, but they are not all the same AND your reasons for having a 16GB vs 64GB are quite different.

Here are some useful tips and advice to help you decide what card to buy.

How Long Will You Fly Your Spark For?​

How much video footage do you want to store in one session? Or over a longer period before swapping cards?

For most people a 16GB is more than enough for a bunch of flights, especially since the Spark can only shoot 1080p and does not create huge files like with a 4K video.

However, if you ​

  • Plan to fly for a longer time (you will need lots of batteries and a car charger)
  • You like to store video on your cards (I have a friend who never uses the same SD card twice)
  • Maybe you want to be sure you have an extra card in case.

Then I would grab the 32Gig micro SD card as this will give you loads of space.

How Long Do You Want To Wait When Downloading The Files?

Most of the cards I recommended above are the minimum you will need to be able to use with the Spark.

They will definitely work, but might be a bit slow when you come to download your video on your computer.

All SD cards are specified with ​

  1. Write speed (the speed at​ which data can be saved on the card – relevant for the drone to save movies)
  2. Read speed (the speed at which you can get the data/files off the card)

Because we are only talking about 1080p video, the write speed is not a big issue. But the read speed (download speed) might be for you.

But, how long do you want to wait when downloading? This is where the cards also differ in price (apart from size).

The SD cards mentioned​ above have a fairly low read speed (depends on the manufacturer) which makes them good enough, and cheaper.

However, if you don’t want to wait for the files to transfer to your computer at a really slow speed you can grab a better card and speed up the file transfer.

Here are a few cards that are 90MB/s and faster:​

How Many Cards Should You Have?

Having just one card is not always ideal for many reasons.

It is not always a great idea to keep ALL your footage on one file (if you ever lose your drone you will soon learn why!).

That is why like to go with multiple 16G cards or 32GB cards instead of say, one bigger card that is always in the drone.

That way you ​can:

  • Swap out cards after important shots to be sure you have the data on your PC.
  • Keep certain files safe or even stored on SD Cards somewhere safe

This is a bit of a personal preference, depending on how you work and like to secure your footage, but either way, given how cheap SD cards are, it is worth having one or two spare!

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About the Author Roger Timbrook

Roger is a little obsessed with travel. He has been to over 40 countries, broken 3 suitcases and owned over 10 backpacks in 12 months. What he doesn't know about travel, ain't worth knowing!

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