Sony Announces World’s First CFexpress Type A Memory Cards

Earlier today, Sony announced their brand new full-frame mirrorless camera – the A7SIII. In case you missed it, the camera features a 12MP sensor that does amazingly well in low light, 4K video recording at up to 120 fps, a fully articulating screen and so much more!

The camera also packs dual memory card slots that support both UHS-II SD cards and CFexpress Type A cards. The latter are completely new and much smaller than regular CFexpress cards (also known as Type B) we’ve seen support for in some recent cameras including the Canon EOS R5.

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Sony will release two new cards to start things off – CEA-G80T (80 GB version) and CEA-G160T (160 GB model). Both of these cards can achieve write speeds as high 700 MB/s and read speeds as high as 800 MB/s. This is more than twice as fast as Sony’s fastest UHS-II cards. These cards are perfect for the new Sony A7SIII and its high-speed continuous shooting mode that allows you to shoot 1,000 uncompressed RAW images in a row, as well as for 4K video recording at 120 fps.

Just like Sony’s other cards with TOUGH specifications, the new CFexpress Type A memory cards are also perfect choices for harsh environments and are great at protecting precious data.

Sony will also release a CFexpress Type A/SD card reader (MRW-G2), which will be the fastest way to offload your videos and images from new cards. The reader will work with both CFexpress Type A memory cards, as well as UHS-II and UHS-I SD cards.

The 80 GB CFexpress Type A card will retail for $199, while the larger 160 GB model is going to cost you $399. The suggested retail price for MRW-G2 is $119. Both memory cards and the reader will start shipping in September.

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