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Sony intros "TOUGH" new CEA-M-series CFexpress Type-A memory cards

The new CEA-series cards. (Source: Sony)
The new CEA-series cards. (Source: Sony)
Sony touts its latest CFexpress Type-A cards as exceptionally high-capacity and frame-drop resistant, the better to deliver ultra-stable, reliable recording, even in 4K (even internally) or the RAW format. The CEA-M1920T and CEA-M960T are also backed for even the most rugged of shooting conditions thanks to their durable construction, with software support to guard against accidental deletions.

Sony implies that its latest CFexpress type-A cards are robust enough to withstand a bend test, and maybe even a grit test (or an impromptu bath) or as well. This is due to their new (and also heat-resistant) "original alloy"-based build that brings them much closer to their "acclaimed" top-end CEA-G-series counterparts in these terms.

The new CEA-series cards also conform to the Video Performance Guarantee 200 (or VPG200) standard, rated to ensure "stable" 200 MB/s recordings without a dropped frame, even in XAVC S-I 4K. They are also compatible with Sony's Memory Card File Rescue and Media Scan Utility software, for the recovery of deleted files and flash memory health-tracking respectively.

Accordingly, they are now touted as the ideal new pro-grade camera memory for "stress-free, reliable operation" in any on-location setting, regardless of how extreme; particularly as they are of the type-A form-factor of about 50% the size of the 'original' type-B CFexpress card. Furthermore, they are touted as "even shorter and narrower" than SD cards.

Finally, as their names suggest, the CEA-M960T and CEA-M1920T are 960GB and 1,920GB in capacity respectively: some of the biggest known to type-A cards at the time of writing. Then again, that makes for less than affordable estimated starting prices: US$760 to US$1,400, slated to come into effect later in June 2023.

That makes the CEA-G160T (160GB) look almost budget on Amazon right now.


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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2023-06- 5 (Update: 2023-06- 5)