Smart Unveils CFexpress Kind A Playing cards for Sony Alpha and FX Cameras

Smart has introduced a new series of CFexpress Type A memory cards designed particularly for cameras in Sony’s Alpha and FX strains. In accordance with Smart, “each the usual CFX-A and CFX-A PRO sequence unlock the total potential of the cameras” and “learn and write as much as 3 occasions quicker than the most effective SD UHS-II media.”

The brand new playing cards provide the identical most learn and write speeds of 820MB/s and 730MB/s, respectively, however the 160GB “PRO” card can maintain 650MB/s whereas the 512GB normal card guarantees sustained speeds of 200MB/s. Meaning the usual card gained’t be capable of deal with essentially the most demanding data-rich video information, however the pro-level card comfortably surpasses the 400MB/s sustained speeds that obtain the CF Affiliation’s VPG400 score—greater than sufficient to deal with something {that a} Sony Alpha or FX digital camera requires. (Be aware: The “PRO” card doesn’t seem to have obtained the VPG400 score but.)

Sony was initially the one firm producing CFexpress Kind A playing cards—in 2020, it launched the primary such playing cards in 80GB and 180GB capacities alongside the announcement of the a7S III—however various different producers have since joined the fray, together with Lexar, Angelbird, Exascend, and now Smart.

Obtainable instantly, Smart’s new 512GB CFX-A512 and 160GB CFX-A160P playing cards each price $250.