The Best SD Card for DJI Action 2

This article helps you to choose the best microSD card for DJI Action 2 and provides a list of DJI recommended sd cards list for you.

If you are in a hurry, here are our top recommended SD cards, you can choose whichever according to your needs and brand preference.

Do you need an extra SD card for DJI Action 2?

DJI Action 2 comes with 32 GB internal storage and the practical available storage is only 22.4 GB. For users who don’t use it frequently or transfer files often. It might be enough. If not, then an extra microSD card is a neccessity.


DJI Action 2 microSD Card Requirements

According to DJI, the DJI Action 2 supports microSD Cards with a capacity of up to 256GB.

Another important thing that DJI didn’t mention on its website is that DJI Action 2 requires microSD cards with fast write speed. The write speed of an SD card determines how long it takes to save your footage from your device to the micro sd card. As DJI Action 2 captures up to 4k video at 120 frames per second, so you need to get a powerful MicroSD card so that you won’t have compatibility issues like dropped frames, recording errors, and added noise.

To sum up, the SD card you use should be at least a U3 or V 30 standard card. If you already have microSD cards that meet the standard, you just need to put it in your battery module or front touchscreen module.


Best SD card for DJI Action 2: Recommended by DJI

According to DJI, the following SD cards are what they tested before releasing the DJI Action 2.

SanDisk Extreme 16GB UHS-I Speed Grade 3 microSDXC


SanDisk Extreme Pro 32GB

Lexar 1066x 64GB

SanDisk Extreme Pro 64GB

SanDisk Extreme 64GB

SanDisk Extreme 128GB

SanDisk Extreme Pro 128GB

Samsung EVO 128GB UHS-I 

Samsung EVO Plus 128GB

SanDisk Extreme 256GB


How to choose the right capacity?

The compatible SD card capacity can range from 16 GB to 256 GB, the larger the more expensive, and not every one needs a 128 or 256 GB one. Here is a reference of how long 4K videos different SD cards can hold. You can choose the suitable one based on the data.

DJI Action 2’s Max video bitrate is 130Mbps, that means, if you are shooting 4K videos at 130Mbps, an 64 GB SD card can accommodate nearly 75 minutes long files.


Where is the DJI Action 2 SD card slot?

The sd card slot for DJI Action 2 is on the battery module or the front touchscreen module, as you can see from the following pictures, the number 3 shows where the SD card slot is.

DJI Action 2 sd card slot


How to Format DJI Action 2 SD card?

It’s quite easy to format DJI Action 2 SD card. Power on your device, then swipe down on the touchscreen to enter settings, you will see an SD card icon, then tap the SD card icon, you can find Format SD card, you can also switch the storage media, format built-in storage, or export photos and videos from built-in storage to the SD card here.