Sony boosts CFexpress Type A memory card capacity by 400%

Sony Tough CFexpress Type A cards
(Image credit: Sony)

Alongside the new Sony FX30 camera, Sony also introduced two new CFexpress Type A memory cards – quadrupling the maximum capacity of this card format to 640GB.

The CFexpress Type A card was pioneered by Sony and is significantly than the more-widely-used CFexpress Type B cards. The format was first introduced for use with the Sony A7S III in 2020

Today Type A cards area also used as the interchangeable memory for Sony's A1, a7 IV, FX3, and FX6 cameras – as well as for the recently announced FR7 PTZ camera, and the new FX30.

The new CEA-G320T 320GB and CEA-G640T 640GB cards will join the current 80GB and 160GB in Sony's existing CFexpress Type A Tough range.

The cards offer a high-speed performance with a maximum writing speed of up to 700MB/s – and Video Performance Guarantee, or "VPG400", which offers sustained writing speeds of up to 400MB/s, and enables 4K 120p high bit rate video shooting.

The Tough branding, we are told, means they have been certified to be waterproof, dustproof, and robust enough to support stable long-term shooting in various environments.

CFexpress Type A cards are also available from Lexar, Prograde, Delkin and Exascend – but none has introduced cards that can match the capacity of either of Sony's new additions.

The 320GB version of the new Sony card will be available from October for $650 / £600 / AU$1,299 – with the 640GB card going on sale in December for around $1,250 / £1,200 / AU$2,499.

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Chris George

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.