New Delhi, April 7, 2014: Global leader in flash storage, SanDisk Corporation has brought the world's fastest SD memory card to India : SanDisk Extreme PRO SDHC/SDXC UHS-II card, which offers up to 250MB/s write speeds for continuous burst mode shooting and transfer speeds of up to 280MB/s for maximum workflow efficiency.
It adhers to UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) enabled, a new specification allowing for high-quality 4K video recording.
Says Christopher Chute, research director, Worldwide Digital Imaging, IDC: “Camera manufacturers are rapidly introducing camera models for both consumers and professionals that are capable of higher burst rates and 4K video capture. Accordingly, memory card technology must move at a similar pace to provide users with the substantial performance required to take full advantage of these features. The higher levels of performance delivered by the new SanDisk Extreme PRO SD UHS-II card will help ensure that photographers, videographers and filmmakers are able to take advantage of the full capabilities of new professional-grade cameras.”
Fast write speeds of up to 250MB/s allows users to take high-resolution images, such as RAW and JPEG, in succession. In addition to industry-leading read and write speeds, the card offers the highest video performance available for sustained video capture of 30MB/s (U3), allowing capture of cinema-quality 4K, 3D and Full HD videos.
Adds Rajesh Gupta, India Country Manager, SanDisk: “The new SanDisk Extreme PRO SD UHS-II card shatters the existing barrier of UHS-I limitations, delivering speeds up to three times faster than current cards.”
In a concurrent announcement, FUJIFILM has announced the world’s first UHS-II compatible digital camera, the X-T1. The performance delivered by the new SanDisk Extreme PRO SD UHS-II card will ensure that photographers can take full advantage of the Fujifilm X-T1.
SanDisk Extreme PRO SD UHS-II Card Reader/Writer
SanDisk is also announcing the SanDisk Extreme PRO SD UHS-II Card Reader/Writer, the world’s first SDHC/SDXC UHS-II memory card reader/writer, designed to increase workflow efficiency. Small enough for fieldwork, the compact reader is built to handle the high-performance demands of UHS-II card technology. This reader/writer features a USB 3.0 interface, which is capable of transferring card content up to 500MB/s, 10 times faster than a USB 2.0 interface.
Prices: SanDisk Extreme PRO SDHC/SDXC UHS-II cards are available in April in 16GB to 64GB capacities carrying at Rs 8300 to Rs26900. The SanDisk Extreme PRO SDHC/SDXC UHS-II Card Reader/Writer costs Rs 4700.http://www.sandisk.com