Sony’s new 640GB CFexpress Sort A card is the highest-capacity up to now, but it surely is not low-cost: Digital Images Overview


Buried inside Sony’s FX30 announcement yesterday was one other announcement for 2 new CFexpress Sort A ‘Robust’ reminiscence playing cards Sony will quickly have out there: the 320GB CEA-G320T and the 640GB CEA-G640T.

Each the 320GB and 640GB mannequin supply most learn and write speeds as much as 800MB/s and 700MB/s, respectively.

Thus far, the 640GB mannequin is the largest-capacity CFexpress Sort A card to be introduced. Whereas CFexpress Sort B playing cards proceed to be launched by an array of producers in capacities reaching as much as 4TB, CFexpress Sort A playing cards are restricted to smaller capacities and are few and much between in comparison with CFexpress Sort B playing cards.

Presently, Delkin, Exascend, ProGrade Digital, Lexar and Sony are the one corporations providing compelling CFexpress Sort A playing cards, all of which have been restricted to 320GB or decrease. The learn and write speeds additionally are usually slower than that of equal-capacity CFexpress sort B playing cards.

Sony’s high-end a1 digital camera options twin CFexpress Sort A/UHS-II SD card slots. Because of the comparable kind issue, Sony can use a single slot to help each reminiscence card codecs.

These discrepancies in each capability and pace are doubtless as a result of smaller kind issue of CFexpress Sort A playing cards, which measure 20mm x 28mm x 2.8mm (WxLxD) in comparison with Sort Be, which is available in at nearly double the width and a mm thicker at 38.5mm x 29.6mm x 3.8mm (WxLxD). Further house means extra room for flash storage and the assorted interfaces required to get higher speeds out of the playing cards.

Whereas Sony’s new 640GB Robust CFexpress Sort A card does a bit to handle the capability limitations we’ve seen in CFexpress Sort A playing cards till now, it doesn’t come low-cost. Sony’s new 320GB and 640GB playing cards retail for $649.99 and $1249.99, respectively. For comparability, Sony’s equal 256GB and 512GB CFexpress Sort B Robust playing cards retail for $299.99 and $449.99, respectively. Oh, and so they supply double the utmost learn and write speeds at 1700MB/s and 1480MB/s, respectively. Actually, for lower than the value of Sony’s new 640GB CFexpress Sort A card, you’ll be able to snag an Angelbird AV Professional 2TB CFexpress Sort B card for simply $959.99.

A product web page for Angelbird’s 2TB AV Professional CFexpress Sort B card, which retails for $959.99.

Nonetheless, in case you want the additional capability and are restricted to utilizing CFexpress Sort A playing cards, the 640GB mannequin is your solely choice. Each the 320GB and 640GB playing cards are anticipated to be out there in October 2022. Pre-orders are at present open on Sony’s on-line store in addition to by way of approved Sony retailers.

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Editorial word: It is a subset of the FX30 press launch:

CFexpress Sort A Reminiscence Playing cards: CEA-G320T and CEA-G640T

The compact and high-performance CFexpress Sort A reminiscence card CEA-G320T will likely be out there in October for about $650 USD and $850 CAD (CEA-G320T),whereas the CFexpress Sort A reminiscence card CEA-G640T16 will likely be out there in December for about $1,250 USD and $1,630 CAD. Along with the present 80GB and 160GB playing cards, giant capability 320GB and 640GB playing cards will likely be added to the collection.17

These giant capability playing cards help high-speed efficiency with a most writing pace of as much as 700MB/s and Video Efficiency Assure “VPG400”, which presents sustained writing speeds of as much as 400MB/s, and allows 4K 120p excessive bit fee video capturing.

The brand new giant capability playing cards have achieved TOUGH specification, which implies they’ve been licensed to be waterproof, dustproof, and strong sufficient to help secure long-term capturing in numerous environments. 18

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Unique tales and thrilling new content material shot with the brand new FX30and FX30B and Sony’s different imaging merchandise will be discovered at www.sonycine.com and www.alphauniverse.com, two websites created to coach and encourage all followers and prospects of Sony Cinema Line.

16 To make use of CEA-G640T reminiscence card with the next cameras, the digital camera software program model should be as listed under. Alpha 1 (Ver.1.31 or later), Alpha 7S III (Ver.2.11 or later), and FX3 (Ver.2.00 or later).

17 1 GB = one billion bytes. A portion of this card capability is used for system recordsdata and will fluctuate.

18 Precise efficiency could fluctuate. Primarily based on environmental circumstances and utilization. Sony doesn’t assure injury to recorded information or card primarily based on each scenario or situation.