September 12, 2008
has introduced a 32-GB CompactFlash
card, the company's largest CF storage device
for professional digital photographers and videographers.
The latest Extreme III
CompactFlash is twice the size
of SanDisk's previous largest product. The new card has read and write speeds of 30 MBps.
The higher-capacity card is aimed at people who use Hi-Def camcorders, enabling users to store as much as 80 minutes of 100 MBps, 10-bit, 4:2:2 HD video
, which is of sufficient quality for today's professional video applications, according to SanDisk.
For photographers, the additional capacity is useful for storing pictures shot in RAW format.
The format uses 10 times the storage space as regular JPG images, but provides higher-quality images.
The card can operate under temperatures ranging from minus 13 degrees Fahrenheit to 185 degrees Fahrenheit.
Pricing: 2 GB, $45; 4 GB, $70; 8 GB, $130; and 16 GB, $240; 32 GB, $300.
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