The new Sony CFexpress Type B TOUGH memory cards will start shipping next week


The latest Nikon Z6/Z7 CFExpress firmware update supports only the new Sony CFexpress Type B TOUGH memory cards (read and write speeds of up to 1700MB/s and 1480MB/s). A quick check with online retailers shows that the Sony CFexpress Type B TOUGH memory cards are expected to start shipping next week, on December 25.

Pre-orders are now open at Adorama and B&H Photo.

A new Sony MRW-G1 CFexpress card reader is also available:

Additional information on the Sony CFexpress Type B TOUGH memory cards:

Offering both strength and speed, the 512GB CFexpress Type B TOUGH Memory Card from Sony provides fast read speeds up to 1700 MB/s along with write speeds up to 1480 MB/s. This quick performance benefits recording a variety of video resolutions, bit-rates, and compressions, as well as high-resolution continuous raw photo shooting. Beyond its speed, this TOUGH memory card also has a reinforced physical design to withstand falls from up to 15' and has been rigidity tested to 70 N of force. It's also resistant to extreme temperatures, X-rays, electrostatic, and UV lighting. Offering further protection, File Rescue recovery software can be downloaded for recovering lost or even accidentally deleted files and Media Scan Utility can be used to automatically scan CFexpress cards and inform you of the flash memory condition.

Sony 512GB CFexpress specifications

Card Type CFexpress
Storage Capacity 512 GB
Bus Type PCI-Express 3.0
Data Transfer Read Speed: 1700 MB/s Maximum (Burst)
Write Speed: 1480 MB/s Maximum (Burst)
Durability Shockproof, Temperature Extremes, UV Light Resistant, X-Ray Proof
Operating Temperature -13 to 158°F/ -25 to 70°C
Storage Temperature -40 to 185°F/ -40 to 85°C
Error Correction Yes
Wireless Capability None

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