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Sony Announces World’s Toughest, Fastest SD Cards

Sony announces new TOUGH SDHC UHS-II Memory Cards, the world’s toughest and fastest memory cards. Available in early October, the new TOUGH SD cards will feature durability and speed unseen in conventional SD cards, allowing photographers and filmmakers to fully focus on bring creative without worry.

The TOUGH SD cards feature the world’s first one-piece molded construction and rib-less design with No-Write Switch, making them far less vulnerable than conventional SD cards. In a bend test comparing the TOUGH SD cards to the standard, the TOUGH SD came out as 18 times stronger. These new cards also have the highest grade dustproof protection and are waterproof for up to 72 hours at a depth of 15 feet.

The cards boast an ultra-fast write speed of up to 299 MB/s – fast enough to support continuous shooting of high-resolution images and 4K video. When it comes to transferring those files to your computer, the cards’ read speeds of up to 300 MB/s makes the process take only seconds.

Before your card reaches its write cycle limit, the SD Scan Utility will let you know. It checks the health of the card by scanning its Flash memory, so you can always know the status of your TOUGH SD card.

The TOUGH memory cards will come in three different capacities in the SF-G range; 32GB, 64GB and 128GB. Check back to alphauniverse.com for more information on where to buy them. 

See full official press release below:

Sony Introduces the World’s Toughest and Fastest SD Card

— Completely Sealed one-piece Molded structure and Ribless, Switchless Design Keeps Images Safe and Guards against Drops, Bends, Water and Dust —

SAN DIEGO — August 28, 2018 — Sony’s new “SF-G series TOUGH specification” UHS-II SD cards are designed to keep images safe in any shooting environment, combining the world’s fastest read and write speeds with an ultra-rugged design that is bend-proof, drop-proof to 5 meters, water-proof and dust-proof.

The new cards are 18 times stronger than SD standard (180N compared to 10N rating) to guard against bending and dropping, and use the world’s first monolithic structure with a completely sealed one-piece molding that leaves no empty space in the card and prevents dust or debris from entering. The TOUGH spec. series uses materials of high-grade hardness, unlike conventional SD which uses a thin, 3-part ensemble. They are protected against typical physical damage that can affect conventional SD cards such as a broken plastic casing, broken data protection lock and broken connector ribs.

For photographers fighting the elements to get the perfect shot, the TOUGH spec. SD cards are also waterproof with an IPX8 rating and dustproof with an IP6X rating.

As the world’s first ribless SD card with no write protection switch, the new cards’ design ensures that easy-to-break parts are removed entirely.

Unleash the power of the camera

Continuing an industry trend driven by Sony, full-frame mirrorless cameras such as the α9 and α7 series are packing more and more performance into stills and video performance. These high-end cameras rely on fast memory cards to maximize their performance and with professional photographers now using SD cards more frequently, users are demanding higher levels of reliability and durability associated with other professional card types. With the world’s fastest write speed of up to 299MB/s, buffer clearing time is minimized, allowing photographers to shoot at the highest burst speeds.

The TOUGH spec. SD cards also support V90, the highest standard of video speed class, making it an ideal companion for shooting high-resolution video.

Transferring high-capacity photo and video files is made simple with the TOUGH spec. cards, thanks to a read speed of up to 300MB/s, another world’s fastest, which dramatically streamlines the post-shooting workflow. Addressing the practical needs of photographers, the SF-G series TOUGH specification range feature a bright yellow banding design, making the card easier to spot in dark shooting conditions.

Ultimate Assurance

The TOUGH spec. series SD cards include a SD Scan Utility, allowing the user to check that the card is in good condition and File Rescue Software to recover accidentally deleted data and photos. The new cards are also X-ray proof, magnet proof, anti-static, temperature proof and feature UV Guard.

Pricing and Availability

Full product details are available at: http://www.sony.net/sfgt. The new SF-G TOUGH series of memory cards are planned to be available in October, at the following suggested retail prices:

  • SF-G32T/T1 – 32GB - $72.99
  • SF-G64T/T1 – 64GB - $131.99
  • SF-G128T/T1 – 128GB -- $275.99
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