Today Wise Advanced enters the CFexpress Type A market with two new media cards. The standard 512GB CFexpress Type A provides enough writing speed for Alpha videographers to record without worrying about running out of space, and the PRO version 160GB, CFexpress Type A, offers more than enough sustained write speed and advanced data recording technology geared toward professional filmmakers who need an extra layer of protection.
Engineered for Sony Alpha and FX lines, both the standard and PRO media unlock the full potential of the cameras, supporting all video codecs, including the slow-and-quick modes in the finest HD / 4K in XAVC S-I format, which requires up to 890 and 1200 Mbps respectively.
“We are excited to bring Wise technology and service to Sony creators. The lower capacities give filmmakers an additional option, more options for them to make a wise choice”Frank Wang, Senior Product Manager of Wise Advanced.
FX-A160P // CFX-A512 SPECIFICATIONS
- Capacity: 160GB // 512GB
- Interface: PCIe Gen 3 x1
- Max read: 820 // 820 MB/s
- Max write: 730 // 730 MB/s
- Min sustained write: 650 // 200 MB/s
- Size: 20.0 x 28.0 x 2.8 mm
- Weight: 2 g
- Operating voltage: 3.3 V
- Operating temperature: 14˚F to 158˚F (-10˚C to 70˚C)
- Storage temperature: -4˚F to 185˚F (-20˚C to 85˚C)
It’s always good to see competition, as this brings prices down. I’m sure we will see more cameras using CFexpress Type A in the future, but we have a lot of fast media options already, and investing in them can be expensive when moving to a new system.
Here are some CFexpress Type A comparisons that are available.
- Angelbird 1TB AV Pro CFexpress 2.0 Type A Memory Card $499.99
- Sony 160GB CFexpress Type A TOUGH Memory Card $348
- Sony 80GB CFexpress Type A TOUGH Memory Card $178
- Sony 320GB CFexpress Type A TOUGH Memory Card $598
- Delkin Devices 160GB BLACK CFexpress Type A Memory Card $349
- Lexar 160GB Professional CFexpress Type A Card GOLD Series $359
- Exascend 120GB Essential Series CFexpress Type A Memory Card $159
- ProGrade Digital 160GB CFexpress Type A Cobalt Memory Card
- Delkin Devices 160GB POWER CFexpress Type A Memory Card $285
Pricing and Availability
Both cards are available now and will MSRP at US$249.99.
The Wise Type A / SD UHS-II Card Reader will be available at the end of September and will have an MSRP of US$89.99.