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Sony launches the world’s fastest SD cards for photographers

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Japanese electronics giant Sony has developed the world’s fastest SD cards ever. According to Sony, these SD cards are specially designed for professional photographers who shoot in high-res 4K format. The company claims its new SF-G series of SD cards are the fastest in the world, and are expected to go on sale sometime in March.

Sony’s SF-G series of SD cards will come in 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB storage options. Hailed as the fastest SD cards out there, the company claims its new SD cards support reading and writing speed of 300MB/s and 299MB/s. Now, this not only allows photographers to shoot in 4K easily, but also comes in handy while transferring large amounts of data. Besides, the company also notes its SF-G cards are also waterproof, shockproof, X-ray proof, and temperature resistant. They’re also compatible with the company’s file rescue software.

“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”, explains Sony in the announcement post.

Apart from its new range of SD cards, Sony has also announced a new memory card reader that works with USB 3.1 Gen1. It essentially allows users to transfer data from the SD card onto the PC quickly. However, the company says that users won’t be able to see high speeds while data transfer if they’re using a mechanical hard drive.

Sony has yet to announce the pricing details for its new SF-G series of SD cards. That said, the company did mention they’ll be available in March via online and physical retailers. The new SF-G range of SD cards are technically a little more advanced, so we expect them to sell for a bit more than other rival SD cards from SanDisk and Samsung.