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Delkin & Lexar become members of CFexpress card carrying club

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Lexar and Delkin announced that they had high-speed Type B CFexpress memory cards ready to ship at PhotoPlus Expo 2019. The two card manufacturers join Sandisk (opens in new tab) and Angelbird (opens in new tab) that announced their ranges back at IBC 2019. The new type of memory card, specifically designed for professional DSLRS, mirrorless cameras, camcorders and cinema cameras.

The first camera to use the memory card will likely to be the Canon Cinema EOS 500 Mark II (opens in new tab) which goes on sale in December. Nikon and Panasonic will also issue firmware upgrades to allow cameras such as the D5, D850 (opens in new tab), Z7 (opens in new tab), and Lumix S1R (opens in new tab) to be able to use CFexpress cards in their cameras XQD memory card slots. Earlier this week, Canon confirmed that its next top of the range sports DSLR, the Canon EOS-1D Mark III (opens in new tab) will feature two CFexpress card slots.

Lexar Professional CFexpress

Lexar's CFexpress card and CFexpress card reader

Lexar's CFexpress card and CFexpress card reader (Image credit: Digital Camera World)

Lexar will offer four different capacities of CFexpress cards - 64GB, 128GB, 256GB and 512GB. These will offer read speeds of up to 1750MB/s - nearly six times faster than the company's fastest SD cards.  The write speeds of up to 1000MB/s - a fourfold performance increase over SD.

The 128GB and 256GB cards will go on sale in December with an expected retail price of £199 and $299 respectively.

Lexar will also be producing a Professional CFexpress card reader with a USB 3.1 connection socket, which will be supplied with a USB-C cable. 

Delkin Devices CFexpress card

Delkin Devices CFexpress card

Delkin Devices CFexpress card (Image credit: Digital Camera World)

Delkin Devices will be producing its CFexpress cards in 128GB, 256GB, 512GB and 1TB capacities. The cards are set to ship as soon as the first cameras that use them become available. The pricing for the 1TB card has not been set. However the 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB will retail for $189.99, $389.99, and $574.99 respectively.

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Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 


His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, with which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 11 Pro.


He has written about technology for countless publications and websites including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Dorling Kindersley, What Cellphone, T3 and Techradar.