Sony just announced that it’s joining the CFast memory card market and has unveiled a new line of professional memory cards. The new G Series cards are “designed to meet the needs of professional photographers and videographers,” and are available in 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB capacities. The cards have a write speed of up to 510MB/s and read speeds of up to 530MB/s.
Sony claims the cards “far outperform the capabilities of existing CFast cards” and are perfect for high frame rate DSLR cameras, as well as 4K video cameras.
Supporting VPG130, the cards offer “reliable recording of Cinema-grade or high-bitrate 4K video.” The cards guarantee a minimum sustained write speed of 130MB/s.
The CFast cards have also passed a variety of “stringent drop, vibration, shock and rigidity tests,” making them ideal for outdoor work. They work over a wide range of temperatures and are highly resistant to static.
Using the Sony File Rescue software, it will be possible to recover accidentally deleted photos and videos from these cards.
The new 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB G Series CFast cards will be available in early 2018 and will retail at $120, $200, and $350 respectively.