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New Super-Fast G-Series CFast Memory Card Range from Sony

Simon Skinner - 2 years ago

Sony has announced a new range of high-end CFast memory cards designed to perform to the levels expected by professional videographers and photographers

The new G-Series CFast range from Sony has been launched to meet the increasing capacities of high-end DSLR and 4K cinema cameras, offering super-fast write speeds of up to 510MB/s and read speeds of up to 530MB/s.

Industry-leading write speeds

With demands for fast speeds to enable continuous burst shooting in high-res formats [like RAW] and with [up to] 510MB/s write speed, outperforming the capacities of current CFast cards, the G Series supports high-speed burst shooting of high resolution RAW.

Romain Rousseau, Senior European Product Manager, told PhotoBite: “Joining an established range that includes Professional internal SSDs, XQD and SxS cards, as well as the world’s fastest SD card, the new CFast models strengthen Sony’s position as a leader in professional memory solutions, improving the shooting experience and optimising the workflow.”

4K video with VPG130 support

The new CFast cards support VPG130 for recording Cinema-standard, high-bitrate 4K video. A minimum sustained write speed of 130MB/s is guaranteed, making the new cards perfect for reliable recording of pro-grade 4K video [such as Cinema RAW light mode].

Super-fast read speed for ultra-effective workflow

Dynamic workflow is critical for professional image makers. With high-speed read speeds of 530MB/s, the G Series CFast promises to reduce time to transfer RAW files, long 4K video footage and high-res images.

Availability

The new G Series CFast 2.0 memory cards will be available in 32GB [CAT-G32], 64GB [CAT-G64] and 128GB [CAT-G128] capacities, and will be available early 2018.

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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.