Here are the best memory cards for Sony FX6 cinema camera, including CFexpress cards (Type A) and UHS-II SD cards.
The Sony FX6 has dual memory card slots that are compatible with both durable, highly efficient CFexpress Type A cards and widely available UHS-II SD cards. The Sony FX6 (Amazon, B&H, Adorama) features a 10.2 MP full-frame back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor that delivers a 15+ stop wide dynamic range with high sensitivity and low noise. Its base sensitivity is ISO 800 with an enhanced sensitivity setting of ISO 12,800 -expandable up to 409,6003-for shooting in low and very low light conditions and it is capable of recording in XAVC All Intra 4:2:2 10-bit depth with stunning image quality in DCI 4K (4096 x 2160 – up to 60p), QFHD 4K(3840 x 2160 – up to 120p) and FHD (1920×1080 – up to 240p) for incredibly detailed slow motion. The Sony FX6 also includes a BIONZ XR image processing engine, first used in the new Sony a7S III camera, providing up to four times faster processing performance compared to the FS5 II.
Below is our full list of top recommended CFexpress cards (Type A) and UHS-II SD cards for the Sony FX6 full-frame cinema camera. Hope it can help you get the best out of your Sony FX6 cinema camera.
Recommended CFexpress Cards (Type A) for Sony FX6
The Sony FX6 features two media slots compatible with CFexpress Type A cards for higher overall capacity and faster read and write speeds. Currently, Available in both 80GB and 160GB, the Sony TOUGH CFexpress Type A cards are the world’s first CFexpress Type A memory cards and the only CFexpress Type A option for you. Both the CEA-G80T (80GB) and CEA-G160T (160GB) use the latest flash memory control technology to achieve write speeds as high as 700MB/s and read speeds as high as 800MB/s, greatly reducing buffer clearing times for efficient, stress-free shooting. The CFexpress Type A cards are ideally suited for high-speed continuous shooting of more than 1,000 uncompressed RAW still images, as well as 4K 120p movie recording at high bit rates. Delivering high transfer speed, durability and reliability, Sony’s CFexpress Type A cards offer professional and stress-free performance for photographers and content creators. In addition, you can also get the Sony MRW-G2 CFexpress Type A/SD Card Reader, which allows you to transfer data approximately 2.8 times faster than with conventional media. Overall, we highly recommend the Sony TOUGH CFexpress as the top best choice for the Sony FX6 users.
|CFexpress Card||Max. Read Speed||Max. Write Speed|
|Sony 160GB TOUGH CFexpress Type A Card||800 MB/s||700 MB/s|
|Sony 80GB TOUGH CFexpress Type A Card||800 MB/s||700 MB/s|
|Sony MRW-G2 CFexpress Type A/SD Card Reader||—||—|
Recommended UHS-II SD Cards for Sony FX6
In addition to the CFexpress Type A cards, both card slots are compatible with UHS-II SD memory cards. Offering maximum read speeds of up to 300 MB/s and maximum write speeds of up to 299 MB/s, the Sony SF-G Tough Series UHS-II SD card is currently the world’s fastest SD card on the market, and it is well-suited for video capture, including 8K, 4K XAVC S, 60p AVCHD, 3D, HFR, and Full HD video, as well as super fast continuous shooting. In addition, Kingston, Lexar, SanDisk, ProGrade Digital, Delkin Devices also released their super fast UHS-II SD cards, which are excellent choices for Sony FX6 cinema camera. You can just choose the one you like!
|UHS-II SD Card||Max. Read Speed||Max. Write Speed|
|Sony SF-G Tough UHS-II SD Card (V90)||300 MB/s||299 MB/s|
|Kingston Canvas React Plus UHS-II SD Card (V90)||300 MB/s||260 MB/s|
|Lexar Professional 2000x UHS-II Card (V90)||300 MB/s||260 MB/s|
|SanDisk Extreme PRO UHS-II Card||300 MB/s||260 MB/s|
|ProGrade Digital UHS-II SDXC Card (V90)||300 MB/s||250 MB/s|
|Delkin Devices Power UHS-II SDXC Card (V90)||300 MB/s||250 MB/s|
|Sony SF-M Tough UHS-II SDXC Card (V60)||277 MB/s||150 MB/s|
|ProGrade Digital UHS-II SDXC Card (V60)||250 MB/s||130 MB/s|
|Lexar Professional 1667x UHS-II SD Card (V60)||250 MB/s||90 MB/s|