Sony Electronics Inc. has announced the world’s first CFexpress Type A memory cards, the recent addition to its TOUGH specification cards. Available in 80GB and 160GB, the new Sony cards deliver high transfer speed, durability, and reliability.
CFexpress Type A
Equipped with a heat sink, the memory cards transfer the heat produced during high-speed transfer to the exterior. These portable storage devices use Sony’s original alloy with excellent thermal conductivity.
The new CFexpress Type A memory cards also boast bending and impact resistance. This ensures that your data remains protected even when frequently changing cards in the harshest environments. In addition, the cards feature IPX7 water and IP5X dust ingress protection ratings.
The CEA-G80T (80GB) and the CEA-G160T (160GB) use the latest flash memory control technology that reduces buffer clearing times. Both memory cards boast up to 700MB/s and up to 800MB/s write and read speeds, respectively.
These Sony cards are capable of high-speed continuous shooting of more than 1,000 uncompressed RAW still images. They can also easily process 4K 120p movie recordings at high bit rates with Slow & Quick Motion function. The cards comply with the VPG400 video performance guarantee profile specification ensures stable video recording at 400MB/s.
The two cards are compatible with the new Alpha 7S III, which features two media slots for simultaneous media capture or extended continuous recording. The slots also support standard UHS-I and UHS-II SDXC SDHC cards.
Sony equipped the cards with Memory Card File Rescue data recovery software. Users can easily recover accidentally deleted RAM images and 4K videos with the program. Sony will also update its Media Scan Utility media diagnostic software to add support for the new memory cards.
CFexpress Type A/SD Card Reader
Optimized for the new Sony memory cards, the CFexpress Type A/SD card reader (MRW-G2) provides SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps (USB 3.2 Gen 2) transfer speed via its USB Type-C® connector. When combined with a CFexpress Type A card, it allows users to transfer data approximately 2.8 times faster than with conventional media. The MRW-G2 card reader can be used with CFexpress Type A and SDXC/SDHC (UHS-I and UHS-II) memory cards.
The CFexpress Type A memory cards and card reader will be available in the Philippines in October 2020. Prices are yet to be announced.