Sony has announced a new addition to their SD card lineup, that the company claims is the fastest in the world right now. The new SF-G series UHS-II SD cards have write speeds of up to 299MB/s, and a read speed of up to 300MB/s. Available in 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB capacities, the SF-G series of SD cards offer features optimised for professional photographers, DSLR and mirrorless camera users, the company said in a blog post. Although there is no pricing information available currently, the Sony SF-G Series UHS-II SD cards are expected to be available in Spring 2017.
The new SD cards are waterproof, temperature resistant, X-ray proof, and shock proof. In addition, Sony’s free downloadable File Rescue software allows for recovery of photos and videos, RAW images and 4K XAVC-S video files that may have been accidentally damaged or deleted.
“The quick write speed supports maximum performance of digital imaging devices, contributing to longer continuous shooting of high-resolution images with UHS-II supporting cameras. It also contributes to a shorter buffer clearing time so users never miss a critical moment,” the company said.
Viviano Cantu, Vice President, Product Marketing, Sony Americas Media and Energy Group said,
Available in 32GB, 64GB and 128GB capacities, the SF-G Series offers options that ensure high-performance, high speed and reliable shooting. As the continuous shooting of higher-resolution images and adoption of 4K video with DSLR and mirrorless cameras increases, the inherent need for larger, faster and more dependable cards becomes apparent. A longtime leader at the forefront of professional media, Sony has met these growing demands with the debut of the SF-G Series, which offers industry leading performance.”
Sony also plans to release a high speed SD memory card reader – MRW-S1, that supports the UHS-II standard, for use with the SF-G series SD cards in spring 2017.