announced the world’s first CFexpress Type-A memory card, in both, 80GB
and 160GB, (CEA-G80T and CEA-G160T) as the most recent addition to Sony’s Tough
Both the CEA-G80T (80GB) and CEA-G160T (160GB) use the latest flash memory-control technology to achieve write speeds as high as 700MB/s and read speeds as high as 800MB/s, reducing buffer clearing time. The CFexpress Type-A cards are ideally suited for high-speed continuous shooting of more than 1,000 uncompressed raw still images, as well as 4K 120p movie recording at high bit rates with the Slow & Quick Motion function,when paired with new Alpha 7S III, which features two CFexpress Type-A compatible media slots, that also support UHS-I and UHS-II SDXC/SDHC cards, for simultaneous media capture or extended continuous recording of high bit rate data.
The memory cards are equipped with a heat sink to transfer heat generated by the card to the exterior when transmitting large amounts of data at high speed, using Sony’s original alloy with thermal conductivity. This enables users to record for long periods of time even when recording 4K 120p video internally. Keeping up with Sony’s ‘Tough’ specifications, the new CFexpress Type A memory cards feature bending and impact resistance as well as IPX7 water ingress protection and an IP5X dust ingress protection for enhanced durability. Additionally, Sony’s Memory Card File Rescue data recovery software allows users to recover accidently deleted raw images and 4K video from memory cards while its Media Scan Utility software will be updated to support CFexpress Type-A cards, allowing users to diagnose and receive a warning before the number of read/write cycles approaches the card’s limit.
The CFexpress Type-A/SD card reader (MRW-G2) provides SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps 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 will be available in September 2020 at a retail price of USD 199.99 for CEA-G80T and USD 399.99 for CEA-G160T, respectively, while the MRW-G2 card reader will be available at a retail price of USD 119.99.