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New Professional Lexar® Memory Cards and Reader Revealed

Simon Skinner - 1 month ago

Memory manufacturing masters, Lexar®, have revealed a raft of new products including what the brand has called, ‘The World’s Fastest CFExpress Type B Card Diamond Series. The full new lineup includes the Lexar® Professional CFexpress™ Type B Card DIAMOND Series and Lexar® Professional CFexpress™ Type A Card GOLD Series and Lexar® Professional CFexpress™ Type A/SD™ Card Reader. Read on for more.

Lexar® Professional CFexpress™ Type B Card DIAMOND Series front side

The new Lexar® Professional CFexpress™ Type B Card DIAMOND Series promises to unleash blazing-fast speeds, [up to 1900MB/s read and 1700MB/s write speeds] offering professional users an unmatched performance. With an impressive minimum sustained write speed of 1600MB/s, professional creatives can expect to accelerate post-production workflows dramatically. 

Boasting PCIe Gen 3×2 and NVMe high-speed protocols, the Lexar® Professional CFexpress™ Type B Card DIAMOND Series allows shooters to shoot highest quality RAW, ProRes, and 8K video without any issues. The new card also supports VPG 400 specifications for high-quality video capture, allowing for flawless and sustained performance when content is written to the card. 

The DIAMOND Series is also backwards compatible with certain XQD® cameras, allowing older devices next-generation performance levels. They are shock and vibration-proof, and resistant to extreme temperatures for added durability. 

Joel Boquiren, General Manager of Lexar, said: “Lexar has a long history of providing industry-leading memory solutions for professional users and we are excited to continue this tradition with the world’s fastest Lexar® Professional CFexpress™ Type B Card DIAMOND Series. This card will dramatically help professionals speed up their workflow while providing the quality, performance and reliability they’ve come to expect from Lexar.”

The new Lexar® Professional CFexpress™ Type B Card DIAMOND Series will be available later this month [Aug 22′] and will set you back £305 for the 128GB version and £505 for the big daddy at 256GB. Head to the Lexar® website for more information.

World’s fastest CFExpress™ Type A Card Gold Series & CFExpress Type A/SD™ Card Reader

The new Lexar® Professional CFexpress™ Type A Card GOLD Series and Lexar® Professional CFexpress™ Type A/SD™ Card Reader promise to deliver superior performance with read speeds up to 900MB/s, write speed up to 800MB/s and a minimum write speed of 700MB/s. The new Type A Card GOLD Series has been released for professional image makers for shooting high-res images and high-quality 8K video. With Video Performance Grade 400 [VPG 400], we fully anticipate stable film recording at a suggested minimum of 400 MB/s. 

Lexar® Professional CFexpress™ Type A Card GOLD Series
The new Lexar® Professional CFexpress™ Type A Card GOLD Series card.

Available in capacities up to 160GB, the need to swap cards will certainly be reduced and, with a rugged design to provide durability to protect from temperature, shock and vibration, there shouldn’t be any need to upgrade for some time. It’s also backed by a lifetime limited warranty. 

This, along with the new Lexar® Professional CFexpress™ Type A/SD™ Card Reader, users can expect high-speed transfers of CFexpress™ Type A and SD™ UHS-II memory cards, with high-speed 10Gbps [USB 3.2 Gen 2] transfer speeds. With a lightweight metallic structure, it will fit into most pockets or easily in a bag to allow for easy transfer on the go.

 Lexar® Professional CFexpress™ Type A/SD™ Card Reader
The new Lexar® Professional CFexpress™ Type A/SD™ Card Reader.

Joel Boquiren, General Manager of Lexar, said: “We are excited to announce the Lexar® Professional CFexpress Type A Card GOLD Series. With industry leading performance and VPG 400 rating, professionals can capture cinema-quality video with confidence so they never miss a frame. Paired with the new high-speed 10Gbps Lexar® CFexpress™ Type A/SD™ Card Reader, creators are able to establish an efficient workflow when transferring content from the field to post production”.

The Lexar® Professional CFexpress Type A Card GOLD Series and Lexar® Professional CFexpress™ Type A/SD™ Card Reader are available now and will lighten your bank balance by £119 for the 80GB version and £219 for the larger capacity 160GB. Head to the Lexar® website for more information

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Simon Skinner

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Having spent many years working in various pockets of the music industry, and always with a camera in hand, Simon has worked with organisations such as Warner/Chappell, Food Records and ultimately, co-founding the innovative independent record label, Izumi Records before moving fully into the world of publishing in 2007. Amongst numerous other projects in the last decade, he has been responsible for a number of specialist photo trade magazines and journals for the filmmaking and photography communities, along with a coffee table book entitled, "Great Britons of Photography' which he produced with Peter Dench and Leica. Now heading up PhotoBite, Simon and the team have set themselves a task of delivering informative and inspirational content for photographers of all levels, from the beginner, shooting with smartphones, to the seasoned photographer and filmmaker.