Sony has announced the creation of a new memory card for the camera – the CFexpress Type B – designed for professional and industrial use. In addition to promising fast data transfer speeds, Sony claims that CFexpress is also quite durable and can hold it in rough working conditions. The Sony CFexpress Type B memory card has been announced in 128GB storage capacity – with 256GB and 512GB planned for future release – and is expected to hit the shelves after the summer of 2019.
The Sony CFexpress memory card is claimed to be three times faster than Sony’s CFast memory card series, which is still the fastest in the company’s memory card portfolio. The Sony CFexpress memory card offers a peak read speed of 1,700MBps and write speeds of 1,480MBps, making it a perfect solution for use situations like high-resolution photography and video shooting with high bitrate.
The new storage offer from Sony follows the PCIe Gen3 standard, similar to the MicroSD Express cards announced a few days ago. Sony has unveiled the CFexpress Type B memory card in a single 128GB storage variant, however, the company plans to launch 256GB and 512GB models in the near future.
In addition to being fast, the new Sony storage offer is also quite robust and claims that it is capable of bending power up to 70N and withstand accidental falls from heights up to 5 meters. Moreover, the company has also announced MRW-G1 card reader for CFexpress Type B memory card and it is compatible with Sony XQD card G series and M series memory cards. Japanese consumer electronics giant Media Scan will bundle utility and memory card file rescue software tools with CFexpress Type B memory cards.