If you're a photographer or filmmaker working in extreme conditions who needs a CFexpress Type A solution that's purpose-built to endure outdoor adventures, the Sony CFexpress Type A TOUGH Memory Card has been constructed for you―it's IP57-rated, meaning it is dust and water resistant. It also has a reinforced physical design, which allows it to withstand drops from up to 24.6', has been rigidity tested to 150 N of force, and can perform in temperatures ranging from 14 to 158°F.
Beyond its endurance, this card is available in capacities of 960GB or 1920GB, features read speeds of up to 800 MB/s, write speeds of up to 700 MB/s and, thanks to the VPG 200 spec, sustained write speeds are guaranteed not to drop below 200 MB/s. These read and write speeds benefit recording a variety of video resolutions, bit rates, and compressions, as well as high-resolution continuous raw photos bursts.
Sony does offer another CFexpress Type A lineup―the CEA-G Series―and if you're wondering which would be better suited for you, here's some info that will help guide your decision.
These new cards―the CEA-M Series―feature minimum sustained write speeds of 200 MB/s, but can withstand drops of up to 24.6' and are rigidity tested up to 150 N. While the CEA-G Series does feature minimum sustained write speeds of 400 MB/s, it can only withstand drops up to 15' and is rigidity tested up to 70 N. So, it comes down to whether you need more speed or more durability.
For more information about the new CFexpress Type A cards, including additional features, specs, and highlights, be sure to check out the detailed product page for the Sony CFexpress Type A TOUGH Memory Card. Or drop us a line below, and we'll do our best to answer all of your comments and questions.