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Lexar Launches CFexpress USB 3.1 Memory Card Reader

New affordable card reader for the Canon EOS R5 and C500 Mark II

Lexar USB CF Express Reader

Lexar just launched a new CFexpress USB 3.1 memory card reader for photographers and video creators using cameras utilizing the latest high-speed CFexpress Type B cards.

The popular maker of flash memory solutions, announced their new “Professional CFexpress USB 3.1 Reader” with the latest 4K+ raw video and high resolution photo workflows in mind.

Pre-order the Lexar USB 3.1 CFexpress reader on Amazon

Furthermore, the new USB 3.1 Gen2 interface card reader comes supplied with a USB-C to USB Type-A cable and promises quick offload and transfer speeds of up to 1050MBs.

Also, upcoming Canon EOS R5 owners should pay attention as this Lexar CFexpress reader is priced affordably at just $50 USD.

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Super-Quick Offload with 1050MB/s Transfer Speeds

The next generation CFexpress cards are starting to arrive and more importantly we already have cameras like the Canon C500 mark II, which utilise the new memory card format. With blazing transfer speeds of up to 1050MB/s it’s easy to quickly transfer files on the go with the new Lexar USB 3.1 reader.


The new Lexar reader is tiny and compact, but this design also makes it very portable. Easily pocketable, it can be easily paired with the now available Lexar Professional CFexpress Type B cards. And of course, you can also use CFexpress cards made by other brands. 

Lexar Professional CFexpress USB 3.1 Card Reader Features

  • Designed for Photo and Video Professionals
    • Utilizing the latest 4K+ Raw workflows
  • 10 Gb/s USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C Interface
  • USB 3.1 Gen2 Interface
  • Comes supplied with USB-C to USB-A Cable
    • You have to supply your own UBS-C to C cable
  • Transfer speeds of up to 1050MB/s
  • Pre-order: $49.99 at B&H

In addition, Lexar also makes CFexpress Type B cards in 128GB and 256GB capacities. These cards are priced at $179 USD at B&H and $399 USD respectively for the 256GB Lexar CFexpress

And right now, the Lexar 256GB Cfexpress is on sale at $70 Off at B&H.

And also, Lexar say they are planning a more affordable 64GB alternative, and a 512GB capacity card to be released at a later date in the future.

Learn more at Lexar.com


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