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Super-Fast Sony CFexpress Type B Memory Card With Read speeds of up to 1700MB/s Announced

- 5 years ago

Sony has announced the development of a new CFexpress Type B memory card, which is expected to reach super-fast read and write speeds of up to 1700MB/s and 1480MB/s. The new card, [CEB-G128] has been designed to meet the needs of both current and future high spec cameras

Sony CFexpress Type B Memory Card
The Sony CFexpress Type B Memory Card will arrive later this year, promising super-fast a dn super-safe performance.
  • Supe-fast speed for pro and industrial use
  • Great reliability in extreme conditions
  • New Sony CFexpress card reader, MRW-G1, which takes advantage of Sony CFexpress Type B’s high-speed performance


The Sony CFexpress Type B memory card promises performance of around 3 times faster than Sony’s fastest currnet CFast memory card [with 530MB/s read speed]. With a write speed of up to 1480MB/s, this card promises to meet the future requirements from professionals to capture hi-res images or high-bitrate video.

TOUGH performance

The new card from Sony is said to have superior strength, surpassing the CFexpress standard by a factor of three, being able to withstand 70N of force in bend, and five times greater withstanding falls from up to 5m high. It’s also temperature proof, X-ray proof, anti-static and has a UV guard so it can perfectly support usage in tough environments.

Sony’s Memory Card File Rescue, [free for all users] abolishes every photographer’s worst nightmare of deleting images accidentally and losing work. The software recovers accidentally deleted files including RAW or high-resolution images and videos, so your work is safe.

Sony CFexpress Card Reader
The Sony CFexpress Card Reader will be in the market in early summer 2019, too.

Pricing and availability

The new Sony CFexpress Type B memory card and the CFexpress Card Reader are expected to be on sale in early summer 2019 with pricing tbc.
The new memory card offers a 128GB capacity, with higher capacity models of 256 GB and 512 GB planned for the future.

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