Meet one of the highest-capacity CompactFlash cards on the market designed for professional video use in HD and 4K cameras.
The new top-shelf cards can read data at 150MB per second--but brace yourself for top-shelf prices. A 32GB model costs $300.
Using the PCI Express interface, the new memory cards will be able to reach sustained write speeds starting at 125 megabytes per second.
The 16GB and 32GB cards read and write at 125MBps and can handle 100-photo bursts from Nikon's new D4 SLR.
Ninety-five percent of cameras today use Secure Digital memory cards. So why do CompactFlash allies think their format still stands a chance?
CFast, an overhaul of the higher-end memory card format, is arriving--but only in industrial equipment, not cameras, so far.
New 400X and 600X CompactFlash cards reach capacities of 64GB and 32GB, respectively, and can cost as much as a compact camera.
The CF 5.0 specification increases potential capacities into petabyte territory and introduces a marketing-friendly video performance classification scheme.
The flash card maker is adopting a new generation of CompactFlash that doubles today's capacity and data transfer speed. New models are set to ship later this year.
A higher-performance revamp of CompactFlash could start arriving in cameras in 2009. But it's not compatible with today's standard, so prepare to toss your old cards.