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Lexar announces the Gold Series CFexpress Type A cards, the world’s fastest

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San Jose, USA, August 9, 2022 – Lexar, a leading brand of flash memory solution, is excited to announce the new Lexar® Professional CFexpress™ Type A Card GOLD Series and Lexar® Professional CFexpress™ Type A/SD™ Card Reader.

With superior performance and read speed up to 900MB/s1, write speed up to 800MB/s1 and minimum write speed of 700MB/s1 the Lexar® CFexpress™ Type A Card GOLD Series is for professional creators who want to capture high-resolution images and cinema-quality 8K video with ease. And, with Video Performance Grade 400 (VPG 400), this ensures stable video recording at a minimum of 400 MB/s, giving creators peace of mind so they never miss a frame.

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CFexpress Type A Card GOLD Series

  • For photographers and videographers who demand superior performance with transfer speeds of up to 900MB/s read
  • Transfer speeds up to 900MB/s read, 800MB/s write, and minimum write speed of 700MB/s
  • Smooth and high-speed capture of high-quality images and 8K and 4K video
  • Rated Video Performance Guarantee 400 (VPG 400)
  • Large capacity options – up to 160 GB

CFexpress™ Type A/SD™ Card Reader

  • Designed for use with Lexar Professional CFexpress™ Type A and SD™ UHS-II memory cards
  • High-speed USB 10Gbps (USB 3.2 Gen 2) transfer speeds with USB Type-C
    CFexpress™ Type A memory card transfer speed up to 900MB/s
  • UHS-II SD™ memory card transfer speed up to 312MB/s
  • Includes 2-in-1 USB Type-C and USB Type-A cable
  • Compact and portable design for photographers and videographers on the go

Available in capacities up to 160GB, capture more high-quality images and cinema-quality 8K video without needing to constantly swap cards. TheLexar® Professional CFexpress™ Type A Card GOLD Series also features a rugged design, providing the durability you need to protect from temperature, shock and vibration2. It is also backed by lifetime limited warranty.

Coupled with the new Lexar® Professional CFexpress™ Type A/SD™ Card Reader, experience simultaneous high-speed transfers of CFexpress™ Type A and SD™ UHS-II memory cards4, with high-speed 10Gbps (USB 3.2 Gen 2) transfer speeds. Featuring a lightweight metal design, users can fit the reader into their pocket or bag with ease to transfer data on the go. With a complete workflow solution for capturing and transferring content on the go, content creators can streamline their workflow from field to post production with ease.

“We are excited to announce the Lexar® Professional CFexpress Type A Card GOLD Series. With industry leading performance and VPG 400 rating, professionals can capture cinema-quality video with confidence so they never miss a frame.” said Joel Boquiren, General Manager of Lexar, “paired with the new high-speed 10Gbps Lexar® CFexpress™ Type A/SD™ Card Reader, creators are able to establish an efficient workflow when transferring content from the field to post production”.

Lexar® Professional CFexpress Type A Card GOLD Series and Lexar® Professional CFexpress™ Type A/SD™ Card Reader is available now for purchase online at an MSRP of $199.99 (80GB) and $399.99 (160GB).

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bbasiaga

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Spendy! But I guess if you need the performance you need it. And generally they say with this format smaller cards are slower. So I wonder if they'll top this performance when larger cards are out? Of course, some of those larger cards may cost as much as your camera, at this pricing level....but that's for another discussion.



-Brian
 

Juangrande

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Spendy! But I guess if you need the performance you need it. And generally they say with this format smaller cards are slower. So I wonder if they'll top this performance when larger cards are out? Of course, some of those larger cards may cost as much as your camera, at this pricing level....but that's for another discussion.



-Brian
If the newer generation of cards could also be more efficient would that help with overheating issues?
 

calfoto

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Feb 27, 2013
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I'm sort of wondering why Canon Rumors is even covering these cards?
No Canon Cameras utilize them, they're slower than the CF Express type B cards that Canon's do use, and apparently more expensive to boot.
 

David - Sydney

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Type A cards have 1 lane vs 2 for Type B so they are inherently slower. Pricey as only Sony was releasing them at the beginning so the prices may come down a bit with a couple of manufacturers jumping in. Sales will be slow as (from what I understand) they aren't needed in the A1 etc as the fastest USH-II cards are sufficient for recording its compressed 8k.
I think that the main problem is the card capacity moreso than the speed. I am not sure why they can't get to 256GB for instance.
 
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EOS

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I'm sort of wondering why Canon Rumors is even covering these cards?
No Canon Cameras utilize them, they're slower than the CF Express type B cards that Canon's do use, and apparently more expensive to boot.
I’m a Canon shooter, but bought an A7IV because Canon can’t be arsed to make RF fast wide primes.

I did LOL at “Large capacity options – up to 160 GB”
 
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Antono Refa

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I'm sort of wondering why Canon Rumors is even covering these cards?
No Canon Cameras utilize them, they're slower than the CF Express type B cards that Canon's do use, and apparently more expensive to boot.
IMHO, it shows future market trends.

Some new SD standards were stillborn. AFAIK, no UHS-III cards or readers were ever made, hardly any SD Express, and no smartphone manufacturers support A2. CF Express, on the other hand, seems to be catching on. There CFExpress type A cards & card readers from multiple manufacturers. Currently only Sony cameras have CFExpress type A slots, I think in a few years Nikon & Canon will make the switch as well.
 
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definedphotography

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I think in a few years Nikon & Canon will make the switch as well.

Yep, I'd expect Canon to add them to the lower-end cameras and maybe a dual system like Sony has done with CFeA & SD in the one slot.
Keep the CFeB cards for the higher-end models that might need the extra speed.
 
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Chaitanya

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Yep, I'd expect Canon to add them to the lower-end cameras and maybe a dual system like Sony has done with CFeA & SD in the one slot.
Keep the CFeB cards for the higher-end models that might need the extra speed.
while there are few SDexpress cards out in market along with reader but compared to CFx A adoption to that format has been nearly exclusively for single camera maker and cards being restricted to handful of capacities(right now). I expect SDexpress is DOA and we might entire market shift to CFx A in coming years with option for users to use cheaper SD cards.