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Sony announces world’s first CFexpress Type A memory cards

By Ng Chong Seng - on 30 Jul 2020, 11:36am

Sony announces world’s first CFexpress Type A memory cards

(Image: Sony.)

Those interested in Sony’s new A7S III would have noticed that the camera has two card slots that support CFexpress Type A cards (and SD cards) with read and write speeds of 800MB/s and 700MB/s respectively.

But who makes CFexpress Type A cards? Well, Sony does.

Alongside the A7S III Sony has also announced that it’s making CFexpress Type A ‘Tough’ series cards in 80GB and 160GB capacities.

Unlike the fairly common XQD-size CFexpress Type B cards, Type A cards are smaller and thus would go well with smaller cameras. On paper, Type A cards have a slower maximum throughput than the Type B ones, though in this case, they’re fast enough to keep up with the A7S III.

Sony is also offering a new card reader that works with these cards. More specifically, the MRW-G2 accepts both CFexpress Type A and SD cards.

Sony’s highly durable and dust/water-resistant CFexpress Type A cards (CEA-G80T and CEA-G160T) will be out in the U.S. in September. The 80GB version is going for US$200 and the 160GB version US$400. The MRW-G2 card reader goes for US$120. Local pricing is unavailable at the moment.

(Image: Sony.)

Source: Sony.