Best Sony FX30 Memory Cards

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This article will provide you with comprehensive information on all of the memory cards that are compatible with the Sony FX30, including our recommendations for memory cards based on testing conducted within the camera itself.

A Quick Look at Different Memory Cards

Because the FX30 was only recently introduced, I have not yet had the opportunity to test its memory card capabilities in-camera.

As a result, the in-camera write speed figures that you will see here are taken from my Sony A1 Memory Card Guide, in which each card was tested individually within the camera.

When I finally get my hands on the FX30, I’m going to put each of these memory cards through their paces inside of the camera.

CFexpress Memory Cards of the Type A Format

You can find below information regarding all of the CFexpress Type-A memory cards that are currently on the market. Sony is now the only manufacturer to produce memory cards with sizes of 320GB and 640GB; nevertheless, these cards are not inexpensive.

Please take a look at my Sony A1 Memory Card Guide, where I have tested each of these cards in-camera, in order to view the results of my comprehensive speed and buffer testing. When I finally get my hands on one of these, I’m going to put it through its paces in the FX30.

1. Lexar Professional CFexpress Type-A Gold

At this time, the Lexar Professional CFexpress Type-A Gold card is the CFexpress Type-A card that offers the highest speed on the market.

They are offered in capacities of both 80GB and 160GB respectively.

  • Maximum Reading Capacity: 900 MB/s
  • Maximum Writing Capacity: 800 MB/s

2. Delkin Devices CFexpress type A card black

The Delkin Devices BLACK CFexpress Type-A memory cards come with a 48 Hour Replacement Guarantee and are designed and supported in the United States of America. In addition, the cards come with a money-back guarantee.

They are offered in capacities of both 80GB and 160GB respectively. The read rates are the same for all capacities, while the bigger 160GB card has a marginally improved write speed.

  • The maximum read speed is 880 MB/s.
  • Maximum Writing Capacity: 730 MB/s (80GB)
  • Maximum Writing Capacity: 790 MB/s (160GB)

3. POWER CFexpress Type A from Delkin Devices

The POWER CFexpress Type-A memory cards from Delkin Devices are designed and supported in the same manner as the BLACK cards in the United States.

They come in capacities of 80 and 160 gigabytes, and while both capacities have the same reading speeds, the bigger 160GB card has a marginally improved writing speed. Both capacities are accessible.

  • The maximum read speed is 880 MB/s.
  • Maximum Writing Capacity: 730 MB/s (80GB)
  • Maximum Writing Capacity: 790 MB/s (160GB)

4. Sony CEA-G CFexpress Type-A optical disc recorder

The rigidity of the Sony CEA-G Series CFexpress Type-A memory cards has been tested to 150 newtons to ensure that they can safeguard your card data during drops of up to 7.5 meters. Additionally, these memory cards have been rated IP57 for protection against dust and moisture.

They are offered in capacities of 80 GB, 160 GB, 320 GB, and 640 GB respectively.

  • The maximum read speed is 880 MB/s.
  • Maximum Writing Capacity: 800 MB/s

5. ProGrade Digital CFexpress Type A Cobalt

Although they are not as tough as the Sony cards, they do have a metal shell or casing that is meant to withstand high temperatures and give improved thermal conductivity. Despite this, they are not as tough as Sony cards.

At this time, the only capacity that can be purchased is 160 gigabytes.

  • The maximum reading speed is 800 MB/s.
  • Maximum Writing Capacity: 700 MB/s

UHS-II Memory Cards for SD Devices

Both of the card slots in the Sony FX30 are capable of reading and writing to UHS-I and UHS-II memory cards. Based on the results of my Sony A1 Speed / Buffer Tests, I have compiled a list of my top 10 recommended UHS-II SD cards.

6. Kingston Canvas React Plus 300/260 GB UHS-II SDXC Memory Card

According to the manufacturer, the read speed of the Kingston Canvas React Plus UHS-II SDXC cards is 300 MB/s, while the write speed is 290 MB/s. In my Sony a1 speed testing, they write at the same speed (260MBs) as the Sony SF-G Tough cards, however the pricing for a 64GB card is often around 40 percent cheaper than what you would pay for a Sony SF-G Tough card.

They come in capacities of 32 gigabytes (SDHC), 64 gigabytes (SDXC), 128 gigabytes (SDXC), and 256 gigabytes (SDXC) and have a rating of V90.

7. Sony SF-G Tough UHS-II (300/299) Memory Stick

According to the manufacturer, the read speed of the Sony SF-G Tough cards is 300MB/s, and the write speed is 299MB/s. They come in capacities of 32 gigabytes (SDHC), 64 gigabytes (SDXC), 128 gigabytes (SDXC), and 256 gigabytes (SDXC) and have a rating of V90.

8. ProGrade V90 UHS-II (300/250)

According to the manufacturer, the read speed of the ProGrade V90 cards is 300 MB/s, and the write speed is 250 MB/s. They have a rating of V90 and come in three different capacities: 64GB (SDXC), 128GB (SDXC), and 256GB (SDXC).

The fourth option is the SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-II (300/260).

According to the manufacturer, the read speed of the SanDisk Extreme Pro cards is 300 MB/s, and the write speed is 260 MB/s. They come in capacities of 32 gigabytes (SDHC), 64 gigabytes (SDXC), 128 gigabytes (SDXC), and 256 gigabytes (SDXC) and have a rating of V90.

Important Reminder: Older versions of this card are not rated V90, and as a result, they will not function properly in some video modes.

9. Delkin Devices 64GB POWER UHS-II SDXC (300/250)

Read speeds of up to 300 MB/s and write speeds of up to 250 MB/s are supported by the 64GB POWER UHS-II SDXC memory cards manufactured by Delkin Devices. Additionally, they have a video rating of V90. They come in capacities of 32 gigabytes (SDHC), 64 gigabytes (SDXC), 128 gigabytes (SDXC), and 256 gigabytes (SDXC).

10. Angelbird AV Pro Mk 2 V90 (300/280)

Memory cards with the Angelbird AV Pro Mk 2 V90 UHS-II designation are able to achieve maximum read speeds of up to 300 MB/s and maximum write speeds of 280 MB/s. They also have a V90 rating, which means they ensure a minimum write speed of 90 MB per second. They come in capacities of 32 gigabytes (SDHC), 64 gigabytes (SDXC), 128 gigabytes (SDXC), and 256 gigabytes (SDXC).

11. Sony SF-M Tough UHS-II (277/150)

The read speed of the Sony SF-M Tough Series has been reduced to 277 MB/s, while the write speed has been reduced to 150 MB/s. The SF-M Tough Series is very similar to the more expensive SF-G version; however, these are only rated V60 for video, and their read time has also been reduced. It is possible to purchase them in capacities of 64GB (SDXC), 128GB (SDXC), and 256GB (SDXC).

12. Sony SF-M UHS-II (277/150)

The SF-M Series produced by Sony are precisely the same as the SF-M Tough Series, with the exception that they do not include additional robustness and, as a result, have lower prices. According to the manufacturer, the read speed of the Sony SF-M cards is 277 MB/s, and the write speed is 150 MB/s. They have a rating of V60 and come in three different capacities: 64GB (SDXC), 128GB (SDXC), and 256GB (SDXC).

The ninth spot goes to the Lexar Professional 2000X UHS-II (300/260).

According to the manufacturer, the read speed of the Lexar Professional 2000X cards is 300 MB/s, and the write speed is 260 MB/s. They have a rating of V90 and come in 32GB (SDHC), 64GB (SDXC), and 128GB (SDXC) capacities respectively.

13. Transcend SD 700S UHS-II (285/180)

According to the manufacturer, the read speed of the Transcend SD 700S cards is 285MB/s, and the write speed is 180MB/s. They have a rating of V90 and come in 32GB (SDHC) and 64GB (SDXC) capacities respectively.

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