B&H has the SanDisk 32GB Extreme UHS-I Speed Class 3 SDHC memory card for $19.49 (reg. $28.49) as a Cyber Monday deal in limited quantity. This card can capture 4K video on new cameras like the Panasonic GH4 and LX100 thanks to the UHS-I Speed Class 3 rating. Check it out while it lasts here at B&H Photo.
B&H has the Sony 128GB SDXC UHS-I Speed Class 3 memory card for $69.95 (reg. $121.95). This card has a max read speed of 94MB/s and a max write speed of 45MB/s. Compare this model to Sony’s lower tier 128GB SDXC UHS-1 card, which offers only a max read speed of 40MB/s but there’s no details on the max write speed. The lower tier card is also on sale but is only $3 cheaper.
You can see both cards for the sake of comparison here at B&H Photo. However, if you are buying one, get the card that says 94MB/s on the front. For $3 more at these sale prices, it is a heckuva deal.
Note that this deal expires November 19.
Toshiba has announced a new line of Exceria SD cards, which are currently available in sizes up to 64GB – with a 128GB model coming in January 2015. The new cards are UHS-I Speed Class 3 cards, which means they provide a minimum write speed of 30MB/s and are capable of recording 4K video on many current 4K cameras.
The new cards also provide read speeds up to 95MB/s and write speeds up to 60MB/s.
Several sizes are available – 16GB, 32GB and 64GB – and range from $59.99 up to $179.99. Check them out here on Amazon.com.
Panasonic has released a firmware update for the Lumix GX7. Firmware version 1.3 provides the following improvements:
- Connection problem with Apple iOS devices via Wi-Fi is fixed.
- Improved stability of startup process in the use of UHS-I compliant SD memory card.
You can download the update here on Panasonic’s website.
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 Amazon.com.