Together with the announcement of the brand new Sony FX30 APS-C cinema digital camera, Sony has additionally launched two new capacities of their Sony Powerful CFexpress Kind A reminiscence playing cards. This expands their present 80GB and 160GB capability variations with 320GB and the most important CFexpress Kind A card thus far from any producer at 640GB.
The brand new giant capability playing cards provide most write speeds of as much as 700MB/sec and sustained write speeds of as much as 400MB/sec for the sort of 4K 120fps excessive bit fee video taking pictures that the Sony FX30 and FX3 present. They’re additionally a part of Sony’s “Powerful” line, which suggests they’ve been licensed waterproof, mud proof and sturdy sufficient to resist harsh environments.
CFexpress Kind A continues to be a reasonably low market proper now, as solely a handful of cameras from Sony really use the format. Just about everyone else that’s utilizing CFexpress is utilizing the Kind B selection. However, Sony just isn’t the one producer of CFexpress playing cards, as they’re additionally made by ProGrade Digital, Lexar, Delkin and Exascend, too. The brand new 640GB model from Sony, although, does beat out the competitors, who to date faucet out at a lot decrease capacities.
The brand new Sony playing cards aren’t low cost, although, by any stretch of the creativeness. The 320GB model of the cardboard is $649.95 and the 640GB model is $1,249.95. When you think about that one thing just like the OWC 2TB Atlast Professional CFexpress Kind B card, providing most learn and write speeds of as much as 1,727MB/sec and 1,517MB/sec respectively prices solely $669, that’s fairly expensive!
Positive, the Sony FX30 could be a bit of an affordable digital camera at solely $1,798, but when it’s essential spend $2,500 on a pair of 640GB reminiscence playing cards to get essentially the most out of it on your wants… Yeah, that’s a reasonably laborious promote at round $4,300 complete. I anticipate UHS-II SD playing cards will nonetheless be the reminiscence card kind of alternative for some time for many of these Sony shooters which have cameras with twin format twin card slots till there’s extra competitors within the Kind A market.
Nonetheless, if you wish to seize some, the Sony Powerful 320GB CFExpress Kind A card is accessible to pre-order now for $649.95 and is predicted to begin delivery in direction of the top of October. The 640GB CFexpress Kind A card can also be obtainable to pre-order now for $1,249.95 and begins delivery in early December.