B&H has the SanDisk Extreme Pro 64GB CF card and 64GB SD card kit for $99.99 (reg. $110.99 or $117 if purchased separate). Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Files sizes continue to grow larger but, thanks to memory card makers, there are bigger and bigger cards to handle our growing media demands. SanDisk’s news from Photokina 2016 provides us with a case in point.
SanDisk unveiled a new 1TB capacity SDXC card that’s in development. There’s no release date or price pinned on it yet. However, you can already buy a SanDisk 512GB SDXC card for $300, so it can’t be too far off — with an initial price over $600 I’m sure…
Canon has issued a firmware update for the 1D X Mark II that addresses the recently-published image corruption problem with certain SanDisk CFast 2.0 cards. The firmware update specifically provides the following improvements:
- Incorporates countermeasures for a phenomenon in which the bottom part of still images recorded to SanDisk CFast cards become corrupted.
- Enhances communication reliability between the camera and CFast cards.
If you are using the affected CFast cards, after having updated the Camera Firmware to Firmware Version 1.0.2, please make sure to use the camera to format the CFast card.
You can download the new firmware update here on Canon’s website.
B&H has the SanDisk 128GB Ultra UHS-I SDXC card for $44.54. As a UHS-I Class 10 card, this will work well for HD video capture and that high storage capacity will store a ton of compressed HD footage that most camcorders and DSLRs capture. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
You can learn more about SD cards and what the specifications mean in Demystifying SD Cards.
Canon’s launch promo for the EOS 1D X Mark II that is packaged with a SanDisk 64GB Extreme Pro CFast 2.0 card and a USB 3.0 reader for CFast 2.0 cards ends Saturday, Feb. 27 at midnight. The $300 instant rebate essentially gives you the card and reader for free. Check it out while it lasts here at B&H Photo.
The new SanDisk Extreme Pro microSDXC UHS-II card is now the world’s fastest with transfer speeds up to 275MB/s.
It is a Speed Class 3 (U3) rated card, so it can be used for capturing 4K video and offload’s fast when used with a UHS-II card reader. It is available in capacities up to 128GB.
The Extreme Pro microSDXC UHS-II 128GB card retails for $199.99 and includes a dedicated USB 3.0 card reader. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
The 64GB version retails for $109.95 – also with a card reader. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Here are several deals on memory cards and readers available this week.
- SanDisk 128GB Extreme UHS-I U3 SDXC Card for $69.99 (reg. $89.99) (link)
- SanDisk 256GB Extreme UHS-I U3 SDXC Card (90MB/s) for $138.95 (reg. $161.85) (link)
- SanDisk 256GB Extreme UHS-I U3 SDXC Card (80MB/s) for $118.99 (link)
- Lexar memory cards and readers up to $17 off (link)
- Samsung microSDXC Cards up to $30 off (link)
- SanDisk 64GB Ultra microSDXC card for $19.95 (link)
- SanDisk 64GB Extreme microSDXC card for $33 (link)
SanDisk has announced a new 200GB microSDXC UHS-I card designed for mobile devices, besting the size of its previously largest 128GB card.
The new card delivers of to 90MB/s read speed (unknown write speed) and will be available in the second quarter of 2015 for $399.99.
microSD cards are growing at a bigger rate than any other memory card format thanks to mobile devices. According to IDC, seven out of 10 images captured by consumers are from smartphones and tablets.