Sony Announces the World’s First CFexpress Type A Memory Cards


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Sony Electronics Inc. announced the world’s first CFexpress Type A memory cards. Made to deliver high transfer speeds, durability, and reliability, these are the perfect match for those who want professional and stress-free performance – photographers and content creators.

Sony CFexpress Type A Memory CardsBoth the CEA-G80T (80GB) and CEA-G160T (160GB) utilize the latest flash memory control technology to achieve write and read speeds as high as 700/800MB/s respectively, greatly reducing buffer clearing times for efficient, stress-free shooting.

High-Speed Performance

The CFExpress Type-A cards are ideally suited for high-speed continuous shooting of more than 1,000 uncompressed RAW still images, as well as 4K 120p movie recording at high bit rates with the Slow and Quick Motion Function when paired with the new Alpha 7S III that features two CFexpress Type-A compatible media slots, that also support UHS-I and UHS-II SDXC/SDHC cards, for simultaneous media capture or extended continuous recording of even the highest bit rate data. Compliance with the VPG400 video performance guarantee profile specification ensures stable video recording at 400 MB/s.

Effective Heat Dissipation Design

The new CFexpress Type-A memory cards are equipped with a heat sink that transfers heat generated by the card to the exterior during high-speed transfers of large amounts of data, using Sony’s original alloy with excellent thermal conductivity. This enables users to record for long periods of time even when recording 4K 120p video internally.

Tough Durability

Compliant with Sony’s TOUGH specifications, the new CFexpress Type-A memory cards are bolstered with bending and impact resistance to protect data, even when you’re frequently switching memory cards in the harshest environments.

They are up to five times more resistant to drop impact and up to ten times more resistant to bending, compare to CFexpress Type A requirement standards, for excellent durability. In addition, these cards are equipped with a specialized internal structure that lets them achieve IPX7 water ingress protection rating and IP5X dust ingress protection rating (IP57) for enhanced durability.


Sony’s Memory Card File Rescue data recovery software allows you to recover accidentally deleted RAW images and 4K videos from memory cards.

Sony’s Media Scan Utility media diagnostic software, on the other hand, will be updated to support CFexpress Type A cards, allowing you to diagnose and receive a warning before the number of read/write cycles approaches the card’s limit.

CFexpress Type A/SD Card Reader

Optimised for the new CFexpress Type A memory cards, CFexpress Type A/SD card reader (MRW-G2) delivers SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps (USB 3.2 Gen 2) transfer speeds, via a USB Type-C connector.

When combined with a CFexpress Type A card, it allows you to transfer data approximately 2.8 times faster than conventional media. MRW-G2 can be used with CFexpress Type A and SDXC/SDHC (UHS-I and UHS-II memory card).


Sony CFexpress Type A Memory Cards - 1The CFexpress Type A memory cards and card reader will be available in the Philippines in October 2020. Prices will be announced soon.

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Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.

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