Below you will find Nikon’s instructions on identifying the cards and getting replacements. [Read more…]
SanDisk has a bevy of new 120MB/s CF cards with UDMA Mode 7 compatibility. They range in capacity from 16GB to 128GB, priced from $55 to $300. Check them all out here at B&H Photo.
SanDisk has released a new 256GB Extreme Pro CF card with minimum sustained write speeds of 65MB/s and max write speeds up to 140MB/s. Read speeds max out at 160MB/s.
The cards are UDMA Mode 7 compliant for fast buffer clearance on supported cameras. SanDisk touts the new high-capacity card as optimized for 4K video capture, which is further highlighted by the VPG-65 specification (i.e., min. sustained write speed of 65MB/s). [Read more…]
Kingston has joined the ranks of USRobotics and Lexar with its launch of a new USB 3.0 memory card reader that transfers data among CF, SD, microSD, and Memory Stick formats. The new card reader should be available soon at an initial retail price of $45.00. Check availability on Amazon.com.
For those unfamiliar with USB 3.0, it’s much faster than USB 2.0 and even FireWire. [Read more…]
USRobotics has a new USB 3.0 all-in-one card reader, which gives you faster transfer speeds for all of the popular memory card formats. [Read more…]
The future of camera memory cards may be a new CF card that offers transfer rates of 500 MB/sec and capacity in excess of 2 TB. The development of these proposed specifications were announced today as part of a joint effort among Sony, Nikon and SanDisk.
Nikon, SanDisk and Sony have submitted these high-powered specs to the CompactFlash Association in hopes of a future standardization of the format. The new card specifications are based on a PCI Express interface (in order to achieve a 500 MB/sec transfer rate) instead of the Parallel ATA interface used in current generation cards.
According to the statement issued by SanDisk, Sony and Nikon, the new cards will be similar in size to existing CF cards. Hopefully, that also serves as a hint that the new cards will do away with the pins inside camera, which are so susceptible to being bent.
Complete details of the announcement are below. [Read more…]
Lexar has announced the availability of its recently-introduced 600x and 300x 32GB CF cards, as well as its Professional ExpressCard CF reader. The 600x CF cards are guaranteed to provide minimum sustained write speed capability of 90MB/s and the ExpressCard reader supports up to 133MB/s read/write speeds. [Read more…]
Lexar announced a number of new additions to its product lineup at CES 2010.
Lexar added a 32GB capacity to its 300x Professional series of CF cards. Additionally, 16GB and 32GB capacities have been added to the 233x CF Pro series.
Lexar’s biggest buzzing product was a new Echo drive series, which are small USB drives that can be set to back up specific files or folders. During a product demo, I saw the utility of how these drives can help photographers working in the field. These drives can be used to automate the backup portion of your workflow, which helps speed things up when you’re out in the field.
As you can see from the above shot of the Echo ZE, Lexar has managed to fit 32GB into a tiny form factor. The Lexar Echo SE drive is bigger, more like a normal-sized USB stick; however, according to Lexar, it is much faster.
More details about the Lexar Echo drives in the press release below. [Read more…]
Transcend has introduced its latest line of speedy CF cards with a 400x speed rating. The cards come in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB flavors and are capable of theoretical transfer rates as up to 90MB/s read and 60MB/s write speeds. The 400x label isn’t quite as speedy as we see in the latest SanDisk, Lexar and Photofast cards, but it’s still pretty darn quick and will require the latest UDMA mode 6 capable DSLRs to take full advantage of their speed.
Check availability on Amazon.com.
More details in the press release below. [Read more…]