32-Gigabyte SanDisk Extreme III CompactFlash Cards

COLOGNE, Germany – Sep 23, 2008 The recent release of Canon’s EOS 5D Mark II DSLR camera represents an emerging trend in digital imaging: the convergence of high-megapixel still photograph and High Definition (HD) video capture in a single digital single-reflex lens (DSLR) camera and the need for large-capacity memory cards to support these added capabilities. With flickr.com now allowing users to post 90 second videos, or “long photos” as they are called, the DSLR video movement has definitely arrived. Canon’s new DSLR camera enables enthusiasts to take professional-grade photos and video, while SanDisk (NASDAQ:SNDK) memory cards provide the robust capacity required to store the resulting data. [Read more…]


SanDisk Extreme III SDHC 30MB/s Edition – For Nikon D90 Video

Rob Galbraith has a nice summary of the need and limitations of these new 30MB/s SD cards from SanDisk.  He points out that the cards were designed to compliment the D90’s need for speed and will only function in other DSLRs as 20MB/s cards (the cap for SDHC).

SanDisk’s press release details further:

SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK) today set a new speed record of 30 megabytes per second1 for SDTM flash memory cards with the introduction of the SanDisk Extreme® III 30MB/s Edition line of SDHCTM Cards. The new cards, expected to be available worldwide in September in 4-gigabyte (GB)2, 8GB and 16GB capacities, are designed to deliver peak performance when used with the new digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) camera, Nikon D90.

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