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The Next 'World's Fastest' SD Card Is From Sony

By Anj Cagay , Feb 23, 2017 03:43 AM EST

Sony has revealed the expansion of their memory card line-up at CP+ with the addition of the SF-G series cards which offers notable ultra-high-speed read and write times. According to the reports, Sony explained that the SF-G cards will offer up to 299MB/s write speeds, contributing to more effective continuous burst mode shooting for high-resolution images so long as the camera in question supports UHS-II.

The SF-G cards: Smoother And Ultra Fast Performance

Similarly, the write speeds will also be of considerable benefit to the wide range of high-end DSLR and mirrorless cameras that are capable of capturing 4K quality video. Faster write speeds which also mean a shorter buffer clearing time, when capturing a fast-moving action. As per a source, the series' read speed is truly impressive, reaching up to 300MB/s, resulting in smoother and faster performance when transferring large files over the other devices for editing and sharing.

The SF-G cards Features

Interestingly, according to Sony, the SF-G cards are waterproof, shockproof, temperature resistant, and X-ray proof and will be available in 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB models. Moreover, It features an in-built SuperSpeed USB port for cable-free PC connection, so that your files can be copied faster than by using the slower SD slot on a PC.

The SF-G Cards Availability And Price

Available in 32GB, 64GB or 128GB from March 2017, all versions of the cards are compatible with Sony's free file rescue software, for recovering lost content. However, Sony has not confirmed yet when it comes to the price. The company will reveal the prices sooner alongside the SF-G series, Sony has also introduced a new memory card reader, the MRW-S1, due for release in April.

                 

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