Manfrotto Professional CFexpress Type B card review

Manfrotto might be better known for its tripods but its Profession CFexpress cards are worth considering

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

Digital Camera World Verdict

It would be nice to see a wider range of capacities, particularly a 64GB option, but Manfrotto’s two CFexpress cards are competitively priced for their size. Although the 14-bit raw files burst depth can come up a bit short, the cards enable a 45.7Mp Nikon Z 7II to deliver the performance we expect for Jpeg shooting and 4K 60p video recording.


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    Good read/write speeds

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    Robust construction


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    Limited capacity range

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    Not Manfrotto’s expert area

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    Not the best performing CFexpress cards

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Manfrotto only makes its Professional CFexpress type B card in two capacities, 128GB and 256GB. They both have quoted maximum read and write speeds of 1730MB/s and 1540MB/s respectively and use a PCIe 3.0 interface. Those rates put the cards well within the recommended requirement of at least 250MB/s for recording and playing back 3840 x 2160 60p or 3840 x 2160 50p movies with the Nikon Z 7II.

Manfrotto claims a minimum working temperature of -25°C and a maximum of 70°C for the cards.

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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.