Angelbird’s 1 TB CFexpress Type A Card is Engineered Beyond Tough for Sony Shooters

Tuesday, April 18th, 2023

Dornbirn, Austria — Angelbird Technologies GmbH enters the CFexpress Type A market with a single 1 TB card and matching accessories:

  • Angelbird AV PRO CFexpress Type A | 1 TB 
  • Angelbird CFexpress Type A Card Reader
  • Angelbird Media Tank™ CFexpress Type A


Angelbird introduces a single 1 TB sized CFexpress Type A card engineered for use with Sony Alpha and FX camera lines. The AV PRO CFexpress Type A | 1 TB is the highest available capacity CFexpress Type A media on the market. With Sustained Write performance of 650 MB/s, the card provides critical speed and performance necessary for lengthy, high-data rate video recording, stills and burst photography in up to 4K+ RAW.


To achieve the maximum potential from the CFexpress Type A card format, Angelbird engineers leaned into their extensive experience innovating custom camera-specific media solutions for industry-leading camera manufacturers. That experience laid the foundation to begin the engineering process with expertise and laser focus on the Sony Alpha and FX lines of CFexpress Type A cameras.

For this endeavor, Angelbird designed a custom-built SiP (System in Package) circuit configuration, which, combined with other factors, paved the way for the highest capacity CFexpress Type A card to date- a card to support the extensive cinematic work being captured by Sony shooters.

“From the very beginning of the product concept, it was clear that we needed to expand on existing technology. As we looked to engineer the best CFexpress Type A media card, a standard capacity of 512 GB was a good start, but it was not going to be enough for the type of work our customers create. We absolutely needed a 1 TB card option,” said Roman Rabitsch, Founder and CEO of Angelbird Technologies GmbH.


With Sustained Write Speed of 650 MB/s, the AV PRO CFexpress Type A card can achieve and sustain the high recording speeds necessary to support all available features and settings across Sony’s range of CFexpress type A cameras, from the Sony α1, Sony α7 IV, Sony α7S III, Sony FX3, to the Sony FX6. The 1 TB capacity virtually eliminates space constraints in creative production. This allows for the capture of extensive visual data in up to 16-bit and benefiting a wider range of post-production editing options.


The AV PRO CFexpress Type A card with Max. Write Speed up to 730 MB/s offers a superior speed and performance advantage vs. an SD card. The impressive speed presents a clear advantage over SD card formats for buffer-free, high-data rate production in both high-resolution video and burst photography. While several Sony cameras feature a unique dual card set-up that is compatible with both CFexpress Type A and UHS II SD cards, someone who shoots in 4K resolution with intra-frame compressions would require a CFexpress Type A card to take full advantage of Sony’s “Slow and Quick” modes for optimized playback and the impressive 1200 Mbps recording available in some settings.


Featuring Stable Stream™ Sustained Speed Performance technology, the AV PRO CFexpress Type A supports steady and consistent read/write speeds throughout the entire capacity of the card. Engineered with a custom SiP enclosed system of circuits, the technology is stacked in a way that speeds up chip communication while reducing the amount of power needed to drive the signals—resulting in a high-performance media card with minimal power demand from the host camera.

Angelbird’s CFexpress Type A | 1 TB card is built tough to withstand operation in extreme production environments with temperatures ranging from -10 °C to 70 °C and features a Sticker Free™ card surface. Additional rock-solid benefits include a 3-year limited warranty on hard- and software levels and free in-house data recovery service.


Perform firmware updates directly on the AV PRO CFexpress Type A card to maintain ongoing camera compatibility, optimal performance, and full feature set. Angelbird’s exclusive Firmware Update Tool is supported by the Angelbird CFexpress Type A Card Reader. While the AV PRO CFexpress Type A card is compatible with other card readers available on the market, the ability to perform an “Over the Top” firmware update is limited to the communication synergy between Angelbird cards and Angelbird readers.

“Having a card that is ‘up to date’ is a key feature to maintaining camera compatibility. In the past, such updates might have resulted in the release of a new card edition, now we can pass firmware updates and new features directly to the card through the card reader,” said R. Rabitsch.

The new Angelbird CFexpress Type A Card Reader features a recessed USB-C Solid Connect™ connection logic that supports fast processing of data-rich files with transfer speeds of up to 20 Gb/s¹, along with a write-protect switch for additional data safety. 


Media Tank™ memory card case safely stores and transports up to four CFexpress Type A cards at a time. The compact, lightweight design offers hard-shell durability and security for on-the-go creative production. Precision-cut foam inserts securely grip and cushion the media cards for impact protection and a rattle-proof interior. It’s durability-tested Lock-Solid™ locking mechanism confidently holds the case shut while double ring loops offer added security and convenience for pad locks and carabiners. Angelbird also offers a Free Engraving service to customize the case with personal contact info or logos.


The extended benefit of Angelbird’s renowned individualized customer service with free in-house data recovery service on hard- and software levels for Angelbird products activated via Angelbird website within 30 days of purchase.

Notable Features of AV PRO CFexpress Type A

Stable Stream™ 

Ensures uninterrupted read/write performance for the entire capacity of the card.

Minimal Power Drain 

High performance with low power demand from host camera.

Rock-Solid Build Quality 

Protection from moisture, x-ray/magnets, shock, dust, and extreme operating temperatures of -10 °C to 70 °C and storage temperatures of -20 °C to 85 °C.


Smooth sticker-free card surface. 

Notable Features of CFexpress Type A Card Reader

Fast Data Offloading 

Jump into post-production work quickly or off-load files to manage card capacity with up to 20 Gb/s¹ data transfers*.
*With USB-C 3.2 Gen 2×2 compatible host system

Solid Connect™

Recessed USB-C connection port that maintains a stable and secure connection during file transfer and reduces cable wear and tear. 

Write-Protect Switch

Prevents accidental file deletion and card formatting.

USB Bus-Powered

Powered from the USB-host connection and does not require an additional power source.

Rock-Solid Build Quality 

Protection from moisture, x-ray/magnets, shock, dust, and temperatures of -25 °C to 85 °C (-13 °F to 185 °F).

Notable Features of Media Tank™ CFexpress Type A

Protective hard-aluminum case 

Splash-resistant, dust, shock, ESD, and x-ray proof

Precision-cut foam inserts 

Secure grip for rattle-free storage and transport of up to four CFexpress Type A cards  


Durable and secure locking mechanism  

Eye-catching color 

Double ring loops for pad locks or carabiner  

Free custom engraving option 


Angelbird Technologies GmbH is an Austrian company dedicated to the pursuit of higher technology. We thrive on powering creative ideas from desk to drone– engineering memory cards, storage solutions, and accessories that are reliable and top class in performance.

We partner with the best in the industry because we’ve earned their trust. With a reputation for quality and reliability, we custom engineer camera-specific media for ARRI**, Atomos**, and RED**

Known for our Stable Stream™ sustained speed performance, our memory cards are engineered to push the limits of speed in the safest possible way, and we let the results speak for themselves. 

Angelbird designs, engineers, and manufactures its technology in-house, resulting in high-quality products that speak to Austrian precision and clean minimalist design. As one of those rare companies that takes into consideration the needs of professionals, Angelbird innovates with integrity to deliver the best quality products and customer service in the industry.   



Fact Box
AV PRO CFexpress Type A 

ApplicationLargest capacity CFexpress Type A media engineered for Sony cameras. Designed for capturing full frame 4K+ resolution video and stills, as well as sequential burst photography in RAW or compressed formats.
Sustained Speeds¹Read: 750 MB/s
Write: 650 MB/s
Maximum Speeds¹Read: 820 MB/s
Write: 730 MB/s
Capacity1 TB
CompatibilitySony α1, Sony α7 IV, Sony α7S III, 
Sony FX3, Sony FX6

Fact Box
CFexpress Type A Card Reader

ApplicationFast USB-C based file transfer with CFexpress Type A cards. Performs firmware updates on Angelbird AV PRO CFexpress Type A media cards and features a Solid Connect™ recessed connection port for additional data safety during operation.
ConnectivityUSB-C 3.2 Gen 2×2, up to 20 Gb/s¹
CompatibilitymacOS, iPadOS, Windows, Linux, Android

Fact Box
Media Tank™ CFexpress Type A 

ApplicationSecure storage and protection for up to
4 CFexpress Type A Memory Cards
Rock-Solid BuildHard-shell aluminum case
Shock, splash-resistant, dust, heat, ESD, magnets, 
and x-ray proof
SafetyLock-Solid™ durable locking mechanism prevents accidental case opening

¹ Speeds based on internal testing. Actual transfer rates and capacity may vary depending on system hardware and other factors. 4K, 6K, 8K, and Full HD support may vary depending on host device, file attributes, and other factors.

ARRI® is a registered trademark of Arnold & Richter Cine Technik GmbH & Co
Atomos® is a registered trademark of Atomos Global Pty. Ltd.
RED® is a registered trademark of RED.COM, LLC
Sony® is a registered trademark of Sony Corporation

Other product names used herein are for identification purposes only and are property of their respective owners. Angelbird disclaims any and all rights in those marks.