Nikon D600 Gets $100 Instant Rebate & Bundled with Free Lowepro Bag, 16GB Extreme Pro Card & Spare Battery

The Nikon D600 is now available with a $100 instant rebate.  That makes the D600 body only $1996 and the D600 w/ 24-85mm lens only $2496.  B&H is also bundling these reduced D600’s with a Lowepro camera bag, 16GB SanDisk Extreme Pro SD card and spare battery. Check them out here at B&H Photo.

SanDisk Developing CFast2.0 Memory Cards, Not XQD Cards

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 32GB Class 10 SDHC Card for $19.99 – Deal of the Day

SanDisk 32GB Class 10 SDHC

Amazon has SanDisk memory at up to 60% off today as its Deal of the Day.  You can get a SanDisk 32GB Class 10 SDHC card for $19.99.  Or you can get a a SanDisk 64GB Class 10 SDXC card for $44.99 (note that B&H also has the 64GB cards at this price with free shipping).

There are also deals for today only on SSD drives, microSDHC cards and flash drives.  More details on those deals here at Amazon.