Lexar Professional CFexpress Type B Gold Series card review

Lexar’s Gold Series CFexpress Type B cards come in a range of capacities offering speed at competitive prices

Lexar Professional CFexpress Type B Gold Series card review
(Image: © Angela Nicholson/Digital Camera World)

Digital Camera World Verdict

Lexar’s Gold Series cards deliver consistent in-camera performance and are much faster than an SD card. There’s also a good range of capacities starting at 64GB and going up to 512GB, which means you can pick one to suit your pocket as well as your storage requirements. So if you’re thinking taking advantage of that second slot in your Nikon Z 7II or Z 6II, say, they are good option.


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    Attractively priced

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    Good range of capacities

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    Solid build


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    More expensive than SD cards

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    Still only used in a few cameras

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    Comparatively slow write speed

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The Lexar Gold Series CFexpress Type B cards feature a PCIe Gen3x2 interface which plays a part in enabling the fast data transfer speeds. While the maximum read speed of 1750MB/s is up there with all the other recent CFexpress cards, the maximum write speed of 1000MB/s is a little behind some of the other offerings that are currently available. Nevertheless, the Gold Series cards are on Nikon’s recommended list of CFexpress media that work with the Z 9. However, Nikon used a ProGrade Digital Cobalt 325GB CFexpress card to obtain the buffer capacity figures quoted for that camera.

Lexar quotes an operating temperature range of -10°C to 70°C and a storage range of -25°C to 85°C for these cards, which should be more than enough for all but the chilliest conditions.

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Angela Nicholson

Angela has been testing camera gear from all the major manufacturers since January 2004 and has been Amateur Photographer’s Technical Editor and Head of Testing for Future Publishing’s photography portfolio (Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-PhotoPractical PhotoshopPhotography Week and Professional Photography magazines, as well as the Digital Camera World and TechRadar websites). She is the founder of SheClicks - a community group that encourages and supports female photographers.