FAQ

Q.
Which devices can the Sony CompactFlash card be used with?
A.
It can be used with digital single-lens reflex cameras (D-SLR), digital still cameras, personal computers, printers and with other product that has a CF card slot.
Q.
Can the CF card be used with any USB adaptor or PC card adaptor that has a CF card slot?
A.
It can be used, but we cannot guarantee that it will function with all USB adaptors or PC card adaptors.
Q.
Is compatibility information available on the web site?
A.
Please refer to the following link for a list of compatible devices.
Compatibility information
Q.
What is the data transfer rate?
A.
There are three high-speed transfer rates.
300x (NCFD) series: Write 45MB/s
133x (NCFC) series: Read 20MB/s, Write 20MB/s
66x (NCFB) series: Read 10MB/s, Write 9MB/s.
Q.
What are the major specifications?
A.
Please refer to the following link for a list of major specifications.
Product features and specifications
Q.
What is the UDMA?
A.
UDMA(Ultra Direct Memory Access) is high speed data transfer protocol.
UDMA is one of IDE mode which connects media to camera or PC. When both of media and camera (PC) enable UDMA, those are connected with high speed transfer rate. (IDE : Integrated Drive Electronics).
Q.
What kind of equipment can bring out the performance of 300x model ?
A.
Digital SLR, PC and so on which enable UDMA. (Actual speed depends on the interface of the PC.)
Q.
If the card will be used with non UDMA enabled D-SLR or card reader, how the transfer speed will be ?
A.
The transfer speed depends on the speed of that equipment used.
(Though the card itself has almost same performance as 133x speed without UDMA.)

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Sony CF Card Image Recovery Service

Q.
What is the Sony CompactFlash card Image Recovery Service?
A.
In the case that a user cannot read the data on the Sony CompactFlash card, the user can send the card to Sony for the data to be recovered. However, there may be some data that cannot be recovered.
Q.
Is this the same as the Memory Stick Image Recovery Service?
A.
No, it is not.
The Sony Memory Stick Image Recovery Service is designed for the users to recover data for themselves using software downloaded from the Memory Stick website.
For details about the "Memory Stick Image Recovery Service", please refer to the following URL.
http://www.memorystick.com/jp/support/file_rescue.html
Q.
Can the data recovery software be downloaded from the website?
A.
There is no download available.
Q.
Is the Sony CompactFlash card Image Recovery Service available for only the 300x (NCFD) and 133x (NCFC) series?
A.
Yes, it is available for only the 300x and 133x type.
The service is provided specifically for the higher level 300x and 133x CF cards.

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Use with D-SLR

Q.
What are the benefits of using the higher speed CompactFlash card with D-SLR?
A.
The maximum burst for continuous shooting will be enhanced because data transfer is faster.
Also, data transfer to PC with a USB adaptor will be faster.
Q.
What are the benefits of using the higher speed CompactFlash card with D-SLR?
A.
The maximum burst for continuous shooting will be enhanced because data transfer is faster.
Also, data transfer to PC with a USB adaptor will be faster.
Q.
How many images can D-SLR take if used with Sony CompactFlash card?
A.
  1GB 2GB 4GB 8GB
12M pixels RAW+JPG 39 74 149 307
RAW 52 99 199 410
JPEG (FINE) 159 299 599 1,232
10M pixels RAW+JPG 50 94 190 392
RAW 64 121 243 502
JPEG (FINE) 233 438 877 1,803

* These number of images are only guideline, and the acutal number will depend on certain variables, including camera, object, and other parameters.

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