Sony breaks the speed record with its new CFexpress Type A card

Sony has just announced its latest CFexpress Type A card, the TOUGH CEA-G160T, which boasts a whopping 160GB of storage capacity and a blazing-fast 800MB/s of write speed. This makes it the fastest and largest CFexpress Type A card in the market, surpassing the previous models from Sony and other brands.

CFexpress Type A is a new standard of memory cards that was introduced in 2020, along with the CFexpress Type B and CFexpress Type C. These cards are designed to offer high performance and durability for professional photographers and videographers who need to capture high-resolution and high-frame-rate images and videos.

CFexpress Type A cards are smaller and lighter than CFexpress Type B cards, which are more common and compatible with many cameras. However, CFexpress Type A cards have a higher speed and power efficiency than CFexpress Type B cards, making them ideal for compact and portable devices that require fast data transfer and long battery life.

Sony breaks the speed record with its new CFexpress Type A card
Sony breaks the speed record with its new CFexpress Type A card

Which cameras can use CFexpress Type A cards?

Currently, there are only a few cameras that can use CFexpress Type A cards, and they are all from Sony. These include the Sony A7S III, the Sony A7C, the Sony FX3, and the Sony FX6. These cameras have a dual-slot design that can accept both CFexpress Type A and SD cards, giving users more flexibility and options.

CFexpress Type A cards are especially useful for the Sony A7S III, which is a low-light and video specialist that can shoot 4K at 120fps and 10-bit color depth. With the new TOUGH CEA-G160T card, users can record up to 40 minutes of 4K/120p video in one go, without worrying about overheating or running out of space.

What are the features and benefits of the TOUGH CEA-G160T card?

The TOUGH CEA-G160T card is the latest addition to Sony’s TOUGH series of memory cards, which are designed to be resistant to bending, dropping, water, dust, static, and X-rays. The TOUGH CEA-G160T card also has a wear-leveling function that extends its lifespan and reliability.

The TOUGH CEA-G160T card has a read speed of up to 1000MB/s, which enables fast data transfer and backup to a computer or an external device. It also supports the VPG400 specification, which guarantees a minimum write speed of 400MB/s, ensuring stable and smooth recording of high-bitrate video formats such as RAW and XAVC S-I.

The TOUGH CEA-G160T card comes with a free software download of the Memory Card File Rescue and the SD Scan Utility, which can help users recover accidentally deleted or corrupted files and monitor the card’s health and status.

How much does the TOUGH CEA-G160T card cost and when will it be available?

The TOUGH CEA-G160T card has a suggested retail price of $399.99 in the US and £379.00 in the UK. It will be available for pre-order from December 23, 2023, and will start shipping from January 14, 2024.

Sony also offers two other models of CFexpress Type A cards, the TOUGH CEA-G80T with 80GB of storage and the TOUGH CEA-G40T with 40GB of storage. These cards have a lower price but also a lower speed than the TOUGH CEA-G160T card.

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