Lexar recently announced two new lines of SD cards featuring the new UHS-II bus with read transfer speeds up to 300MB/s. Lexar is marketing the two lines as 2000x and 1000x models. [Read more…]
To go along with the new Panasonic GH4 4K camera that will be announced later tonight / early tomorrow, Kingston is first out of the gate with its official announcement of a new SDHC/SDXC UHS-I Speed Class 3 card in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB capacities. The new Speed Class 3 card guarantees minimun write speeds of 30MB/s.
The minimum write speed of these cards translates to roughly 240Mbps, which fits well within the max on-board data rate of the Panasonic GH4’s 4K capture at 100Mbps for its IPB .mov/.mp4 4K capture and 200Mbps for its ALL-Intra .mov and .mp4 HD capture. Additionally, the new Kingston card provides max speeds of 90MB/s read and 80MB/s write.
Pricing isn’t all that bad either, considering the performance they offer. The 16GB cards run around $40 street and the 64GB cards are around $105 street. Check them out here on Amazon.com.
Lexar has announced a new CFast 2.0 memory card as the world fastest memory card with a write speed up to 500MB/s. The Video Performance Guarantee (VPG-65) specification guarantees a continuous minimum write speed of 65MB/s, which will enable the card to easily capture 4K video. [Read more…]
If you’ve ever stumbled upon the Science Channel’s show ‘How It’s Made’ then you know the manufacturing process of common and rather mundane items can be fascinating. Well, this Friday, Dec. 28, cine cameras will be featured as one of the items. The episode will be on at 8PM ET. [Read more…]
As of today, the only camera to support the XQD memory card format is the Nikon D4. And while it is a great camera, no doubt, the single high-end model is not enough to push the demand in the market towards XQD as “the other memory card.”
CFast2.0 is a specification from the CompactFlash Association, which also designates the specification for current CF cards and the newer XQD cards. CFast2.0 specs offer a theoretical performance up to 600MB/s data transfer speeds.
SanDisk is currently sampling new CFast2.0 cards to camera manufacturers to see if they will bite on the new specification in spite of the overwhelming move toward the SD card standard. Medium format camera maker Phase One has already committed to putting the CFast2.0 cards to work in new cameras due to the higher performance over other card formats.
Lots of deals are floating around the web right now. Check them out below. [Read more…]
This article was sparked by a recent conversation I had with some folks at SanDisk. We were talking about the numerous types and ratings of SD cards and how there are lots of questions from users about the acronyms, labels and speed ratings associated with SD cards.
In this article, we’re going to look at the different types of SD cards, along their speed class designation, and why these are important for you and your camera. By the end of this article, you should have a better understanding of what works in your camera and why. Moreover, you should be able to choose the right SD card for your camera and the way you want to use it.
Lexar has announced new Lexar Professional 133x SDXC cards in 128GB and 64GB flavors. The new cards offer a transfer speed of 20MB per second. The new 64GB and 128GB cards will be available in the first quarter of this year at initial retail prices of $399.99 and $699.99, respectively.
More details in the press release below. [Read more…]