Sony has announced a new SF-G series TOUGH specification range of SD memory cards that are ultra-rugged while still offering fast read/write speeds.

With a monolithic structure (one-piece moulding, no empty space in the card), the new SF-G series TOUGH memory cards are bendproof to 180N, dropproof to 5 metres, waterproof with an IPX8 rating and dustproof with an IP6X rating. The SF-G series TOUGH specification SD cards are also X-ray proof, magnet proof, anti-static, temperature proof and feature UV Guard. There’s no write protection switch, either, as this is considered to be an ‘easy to break part’.

The SF-G series TOUGH specification range of SD memory cards have write speeds of up to 299MB/s and read speeds of up to 300MB/s. Plus, the new cards support V90 – the highest standard of video speed class.

Other features include an ‘SD Scan Utility’ which allows the user to check that the card is good condition and File Rescue Software which can recover data and photos that might have accidentally been deleted.

The SF-G TOUGH series of memory cards will be available in 32GB, 64GB and 128GB capacities from October 2018. Price – TBC.