SanDisk revealed at Photokina 2012 that it will be pushing toward memory card production on the new CFast2.0 specification memory cards and will not be delevoping XQD cards.
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.
SanDisk and Harris Interactive recently conducted a survey asking people about the the importance of their family photo collection, which produced the results shown in the below infographic. [click to continue…]
SanDisk has announced a new 64GB Extreme Pro SDXC UHS-I card to complement the existing line of 8GB to 32GB UHS-I cards announced earlier this year. With a max write speed of 90MB/s and 95MB/s read speed, the new 64GB UHS-I card blows away the Extreme Pro UHS-I cards that were announced in January, which clocked in at 45MB/s. [click to continue…]
B&H Photo now has the new SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-I SD cards in-stock in a variety of sizes. You can see them all here on B&H.
Additionally, B&H has that massive 128GB Extreme Pro CF card in stock as well – it’s not going to go easy on the wallet though…
The Nikon D7000 is the first DSLR to take advantage of the new UHS-I SD card specification. Unfortunately though, it doesn’t appear to take full advantage of that speed potential. The Nikon D7000′s buffer seems to cap at 10 frames during continuous high speed shooting no matter which SD card is inserted.
I got my hands on the latest SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-I SDHC cards, which are due out in March, to see just how well they worked in this first-generation UHS-I camera.
While the difference between the SanDisk Extreme and Extreme Pro SD cards is marginal in the D7000, there is still an obvious difference. After capturing the full complement of 10 frames at the D7000′s max frame rate of 6fps, the D7000 delivered the following results with each of the cards. [click to continue…]
SanDisk has announced a new line of Extreme Pro SDHC UHS-I cards. The UHS-I speed boost can be taken advantage with new UHS devices like the Nikon D7000.
The new Extreme Pro cards provide read/write speeds up to 45MB/sec. When used with non-UHS devices, the Extreme Pro cards provide a max read/write speed of 25MB/sec.
SanDisk’s Extreme Pro SDHC UHS-I card is available in 8GB to 32GB capacities and retails from $109.99 to $349.99. Check availability on Amazon.com.
In addition to the new Extreme Pro cards, SanDisk also announced a new Extreme Pro ExpressCard adapter for use with SDHC and SDXC UHS-I cards. The Extreme Pro ExpressCard adapter retails for $49.99. Check availability on Amazon.com.
More details in the press release below. [click to continue…]