Sony Announced New CFast 2.0 Memory Cards

Sony announced three new CFast 2.0 memory cards: 32GB (CAT-G32), 64GB (CATG64) and 128GB (CAT-G128). The Sony CFast 2.0 G Series memory card offers the speed and capacity that pros and prosumers need. Whether for photography, broadcast, or cinema, the top write speed of up to 510MB/s1 enables continuous raw burst shooting, and top read speed of up to 530MB/s1 allows fast transfer of large files including 4K videos.

Sony’s G Series CFast cards are planned to be available in early 2018 for a suggested retail price of $119.99 for 32GB, $199.99 for 64GB and $349.99 for 128GB.

Press Release:

Sony completes Pro memory card line-up with new CFast range

Ultra-fast G Series CFast memory cards with up to 510MB/s write speed for photographers and videographers

(ASIA PACIFIC, 28 November 2017) – Sony today announced the launch of a range of high performance CFast memory cards designed to meet the needs of professional photographers and videographers. The new G Series CFast responds to the ever increasing capabilities of high-end DSLR and 4K cinema-grade broadcast cameras, offering lightning-fast write speeds of up to 510MB/s and read speeds of up to 530MB/s1. Joining an established range that includes Professional internal SSDs, XQD and SxS cards, as well as the world’s fastest SD card2, the new CFast models strengthen Sony’s position as a leader in professional memory solutions.

Step up to industry-leading write speeds

Professional photographers demand faster speed for continuous burst shooting of higher resolution images like RAW. With up to 510MB/s write speed, far outperforming the capabilities of existing CFast cards, G Series supports high-speed burst shooting of high resolution RAW, maximizing the capability of high-end DSLR cameras like the Canon 1DX Mark 2.

Reliable 4K video recording with VPG130 support

As well as ultra-fast write speed, the new CFast cards support VPG1303 for reliable recording of Cinema-grade or high-bitrate 4K video. A minimum sustained write speed of 130MB/s is guaranteed, making the new media ideal for stable recording of professional grade 4K video such as Cinema RAW light mode with Canon C200 video cameras.

Super-fast read speed for ultra-effective workflow

Efficient workflow is essential for professional photographers and videographers working in challenging environments to tight deadlines. With a blazing fast read speed of 530MB/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.

Designed for strength and reliability

The new CFast cards have passed a variety of stringent drop, vibration, shock and rigidity tests, making them perfect for shooting in many different locations. They work reliably across a wide range of temperatures and are highly resistant to static. With a hard case and Sony File Rescue software4 included for recovering accidentally deleted photos such as RAW images and videos, professionals can shoot with confidence in the toughest conditions.

The new G Series CFast 2.0 memory cards will be available in 32GB (CAT-G32), 64GB (CAT- G64) and 128GB (CAT-G128) capacities in selected Asia Pacific countries in the 1st quarter of 2018. Please check with the authorized dealers for pricing and availability.

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