Best Memory Cards for Sony Alpha a1

Sony officially announced the new Sony Alpha a1 (Amazon/ B&H/ Adorama) camera in January 2021. It is a high-end full-frame mirrorless camera, featuring a 50MP Stacked BSI-CMOS sensor and in-body image stabilization, blackout-free shooting on its giant 9.44M-dot (240 fps) EVF at burst rates of up to 30 fps.

So far, Sony Alpha a1 is out of stock in most US stores, so if you are luck to have got a Sony Alpha a1, are you looking for some best memory cards for your Sony Alpha a1 camera?

As Sony a7S III, Sony Alpha a1 has two memory card slots supporting CFexpress Type A cards and UHS-II SD cards.  Below are the top recommended and most suitable memory cards for Sony Alpha a1.

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Best CFexpress Type A Card for Sony a1:

Sony CFexpress Type A card  has the max read speed at 800MB/s, and the max write speed at 700MB/s, so if you want to shoot 4K & 8K videos, CFexpress Type A cards are best choice for your Sony Alpha a1.

Card Max. Read Speed Max. Write Speed Check Price
Sony Tough CFexpress Type A 800 MB/s 700 MB/s Amazon 
Best UHS-II SD Cards for Sony Alpha a1:

Besides CFexpress Type A card,  you could also buy some UHS-II memory cards for your Sony Alpha a1. The toughest & fastest UHS-II SD memory card is Sony’s SF-G series UHS-II SDXC card, which has the fastest max. write speed at 299 MB/s.  Lexar Professional 2000x UHS-II SDXC card is also one of the best selling UHS-II SD cards, which is cheaper than SanDisk Extreme PRO UHS-II SDXC card.

Card Max. Read Speed Max. Write Speed Check Price
Sony SF-G Tough UHS-II SDXC 300 MB/s 299 MB/s Amazon 
Sony SF-G UHS-II SDXC 300 MB/s 299 MB/s Amazon 
Lexar Professional 2000x UHS-II SDXC 300 MB/s 260 MB/s Amazon 
SanDisk Extreme PRO UHS-II SDXC 300 MB/s 260 MB/s Amazon 
Hoodman Steel 2000x SDXC UHS-II 300 MB/s 260 MB/s Amazon
Delkin Devices Cinema SDXC UHS-II 280 MB/s 250 MB/s Amazon 
Lexar Professional 1000x UHS-II SDXC 150 MB/s 75 MB/s Amazon