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. [Read more…]
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. [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…]
Lot’s of great deals cooking right now, like these big rebates on SanDisk Extreme CF and SD cards over at Adorama. While you get a rebate on the purchase of a single card, the savings more than doubles (and triples in some cases) with the purchase of 2 cards.
Below is a breakdown of how the rebates shake out. [Read more…]
SanDisk is a universally-recognized brand in the digital imaging world. No matter what brand of camera that you own, there’s a good chance that you’ve got a SanDisk memory card somewhere in your bag.
I had never heard the story behind SanDisk’s origins until I read this recent article on SanDisk CEO Eli Harari at USA Today. Turns out, many years ago, he was ousted by the board of directors from a company he had founded. From there, SanDisk was born. Now, it’s a 3.6 billion dollar company.
SanDisk has introduced a Write Once, Read Many (WORM) SD card in 1GB capacity. The WORM card is geared toward users who are seeking archival and tamper-proof storage. Specifically, SanDisk is highlighting the SD WORM card’s utility to police departments, which require an unalterable chain of evidence.
Full details in the press release below. [Read more…]
SanDisk has announced its new Ultra 64GB SDXC card. The Ultra-series card has a write speed of 9Mbps and a read speed of 15MB/s, which makes it properly suited for SDXC compatible video cameras.
The SanDisk Ultra 64GB SDXC card carries an initial retail price of $349.99 and should be available immediately. Check availability on Amazon.com.
More details in the press release below. [Read more…]
SanDisk has announced a new series of faster CF cards – the Extreme Pro cards. The big number that SanDisk is throwing out there is 90MB per second max read/write speeds. The question is: “Does it make a difference?”
Well, I haven’t gotten my hands on one yet; however, spec-wise the Canon 5D Mark II and Canon 50D should be able to take advantage of the speed boost. Both cameras feature UDMA support up to Mode 6 for a maximum theoretical transfer rate of 133MB/s, which is well within the new SanDisk cards specs.
Lori Grunin over at Cnet’s Crave took the new Extreme Pro cards for a spin the the Nikon D300s (I couldn’t find any documentation confirming the extent of UDMA support for the D300s) and the Canon 5D Mark II. The differences were minimal in both cases. The D300s produced the same frame rate with Extreme Pro and 60MB/s flavor of Extreme cards. The Pro version was able to give about a 10% savings on buffer emptying after a burst of shots. The results were similar in the 5D Mark II, which got a boost of 0.2 frames per second with the Pro model and an almost 20% discount emptying the buffer after a burst of shots. Hit up Lori’s test for all the facts. [50 kudos to Lori for the hard work.]
Prices? The 64GB model will set you back $811.99 direct from SanDisk – I’ll say that again . . . $811.99! $507.99 for the 32GB model and $304.00 for the 16GB model. Hardly a bargain for a 0.2 fps advantage…
Get the full run down on these new cards in the news release below.