Sony Enters the CFast Market with New G Series Memory Cards

Sony recently announced the launch of a new line of professional CFast memory cards that Sony claim are ideal for both videographers and photographers.

The new G Series cards “are designed to meet the needs of professional photographers and videographers,” says Sony. The cards will be offered in three different version, the first version being able to pack in up to 32GB, while the other two offer 64GB and 128GB capacities.

As for speed, these cards are reported to have a write speed of up to 510MB/s and read speeds of up to 530MB/s. “With a blazing fast read speed of 530MB/s, Sony’s G Series CFast dramatically reduces the time it takes to transfer RAW files, long 4K video footage and high-resolution images to a PC,” said Sony.

The cards are also said to support VPG130, guaranteeing a minimum sustained write speed of 120MB/s, which will hopefully be able to provide reliable Cinema-grade or high-bitrate 4K video recording.

Sony said that the cards have passed a good number of “stringent drop, vibration, shock and rigidity tests,” so it seems the cards are set for field work.

Another feature that seems like it would be pretty useful are the cards' FIle Rescue software, which Sony says will allow you to recover accidentally deleted videos and photos from the cards.

The cards have a early 2018 release date. As for pricing, the 32GB card is $119, the 64GB is $199, and the 128GB is $349. To learn more about these cards, visit Sony’s official site.

Sean Berry
Sean Berry
Sean Berry is Videomaker's Managing Editor.

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