Kingston Unveils SDHC/SDXC UHS-I Speed Class 3 Cards for 4K Video Capture

Kingston SDXC UHS-I U3 64GB Memory Card

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


Kingston USB 3.0 Memory Card Reader

Kingston Media Reader USB 3.0

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

For those unfamiliar with USB 3.0, it’s much faster than USB 2.0 and even FireWire. [Read more…]

Kingston SDHC UHS-I UltimateXX Memory Cards

Kingston has announced the UHS-I UltimateXX SDHC memory card.  As you may recall, UHS-I is a new standard introduced by the SD Association.  The new Kingston UltimateXX card offers up to 60MB/sec. read and 35MB/sec. write speeds.

The UltimateXX product line comes in capacities of 8GB, 16GB and 32GB priced at $69.99, $179.99 and $349.99, respectively.

More details in the press release below. [Read more…]

Kingston Releases 64GB SDXC Card, Costs More Than Camera

Kingston has just launched a 64GB Class 10 SDXC card that touts a 60MB/s read speed and a 35MB/s write speed.  The new card carries a rather steep retail price tag of $499.

I don’t know about you, but I’ll stick with using two 32GB cards until the price comes down a bit.

You can read up on all the specs of the new SDXC card in the press release below. [Read more…]

Kingston Increases Capacity of CF Elite Pro Card to 32GB

Kingston has stepped up the capacity for their Elite Pro series to 32GB.  I’ve been using a 16GB Kingston Elite Pro CF card for a a couple of months in my Canon 5D Mark II and have to say that it works quite well.  It slows down after about 9 continuous frames (the best I’ve seen so far has come from Lexar’s 300x 4GB CF Card at 15 continuous frames before it slows down).  With the Kingston 16GB Elite Pro, it’s also nice to have plenty of room for the 25MB to 30MB RAW files that the 5D Mark II produces.

The Kingston 32GB Elite Pro CF card retails for $154.  Check availability on

More info in the following press release. [Read more…]