Following suit with SanDisk and PhotoFast, Lexar has introduced their Professional 600x CF card line. They come in 8GB, 16GB and 32GB flavors. The 8GB version and 16GB version should start shipping this week. The 32GB version will ship in November.
It looks like they smoke too – just check out Rob Galbraith’s tests of the new cards. They hit it where it matters most, in camera.
The Lexar cards are faster in the Canon 7D than the SanDisk Extreme Pro and just a smidgen faster than the PhotoFast 533x Plus. The SanDisk Extreme Pro is a little faster than the new Lexar 600x in the Nikon D300s; however, the Lexar cards manage to get 8 more images out of a burst of RAW + JPEG files than the SandDisk Extreme Pro (58 images vs. 50 images), which makes the Lexar on par with PhotoFast 533x Plus cards for burst capacity.
More details about the new Lexar 600x CF card series in the press release below. [Read more…]