We recently shared the official Fujifilm recommended CFexpress Type B card list here.
We saw that not all CFexpress TypeB card are made equal and that only these 4 card models can do it all and can do it best (among the ones tested by Fujifilm).
Other cards work well too, but maybe don’t give you as long bursts as others, or can’t record ProRes and so forth (full details here).
For your convenience, here are the cards recommended
- Delkin Black – Top Recommended
- ProGrade Cobalt 1700R – Top Recommended
- Lexar Gold – Top Recommended
- Lexar Diamond – Top Recommended
- Delkin Power
- ProGrade GOLD 1700R
- SanDisk Exterme Pro
- Sony Tough
- Suneast Ultimate Pro
In the comments to that article many were surprised that the AngelBird CFexpress Type B cards were not included in the list.
In order to try to get clarification, I fired off a few emails to sources asking if Fujifilm simply did not test those cards on the Fujifilm X-H2S or maybe if they did test them, and saw they performed so bad that they excluded it from the recommended CFexpress Card list.
Well, today a source wrote me back and told me that the Fujifilm did test them, and they did not perform well, so they did not include them in the list.
More precisely, the source mentioned the following card models as not working properly:
- AngelBird AV Pro
Angelbird 512GB AV Pro CFexpress 2.0 Type B
Angelbird 1TB AV Pro CFexpress 2.0 Type B
- AngelBird AV Pro XT
Angelbird 330GB AV Pro XT CFexpress 2.0 Type B
Angelbird 660GB AV Pro XT CFexpress 2.0 Type B
So these are the AngelBird card models you should definitely avoid to use on your Fujifilm X-H2S.
I am aware about the brand new AngelBird MKII CFexpress Type B cards. I don’t have info on those ones, but I think we can be cautiously optimistic that they will work fine. However, I still don’t recommend to buy any CFexpress Card except for the ones officially recommended by Fujifilm.
Once Fujifilm updates its recommended CFexpress card list, I will inform you.
For now, you are best off with these four cards:
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