Photokina 2010 Report - SanDisk Corporation announces the availability of its smallest USB flash drive to US and Canadian consumers. The SanDisk Cruzer Blade is about the size of a standard size paper clip and weighs approximately the same as a penny, creating a tiny footprint that fits easily on a keychain or mobile phone dongle. Despite its small size, the USB flash drive packs high-capacity storage at an affordable price. Available in capacities ranging from 2 gigabytes (GB) to 16GB, the SanDisk Cruzer Blade lets consumers take their favorite digital content with them wherever they go. A 4GB flash drive can store 1,000 songs, 1,200 high- resolution photos, or 8 hours of 768kb/s video.
Leaders in music, retail and flash memory technology announced they’re bringing consumers an innovative, new physical music format, dubbed “slotMusic.” microSD cards will soon be made available with pre-loaded, high quality, DRM-free MP3 music of top artists from EMI Music, SONY BMG, Universal Music Group, and Warner Music Group. A selection of slotMusic cards will first be available at brick-and-mortar and online stores throughout the U.S., including Best Buy and Wal-Mart, with Europe to follow. A list of slotMusic albums, availability and pricing will be announced in time for the coming holiday season. SanDisk, inventor of the microSD format, is leading the technology development behind slotMusic.
Who says big cards can’t be fast? SanDisk Corporation announced the 32-gigabyte (GB) SanDisk Extreme III CompactFlash (CF) card, the latest addition to its award-winning SanDisk Extreme III line. Combining world-class storage capacity with fast data transfer rates, SanDisk’s new memory card is designed to meet the demands of professional digital videographers and photographers. For many cards, an increase in storage capacity often comes at a cost to speed, but the 32GB SanDisk Extreme III CF card at 30 megabytes per second (MB/s) offers customers the best of both worlds.
SanDisk set a new speed record of 30 megabytes per second for Secure Digital flash memory cards with the introduction of the SanDisk Extreme III 30MB/s Edition line of SDHC flash memory cards. The new SanDisk flash memory cards, expected to be available worldwide in September in 4GB, 8GB and 16GB capacities, are designed to deliver peak performance when used with the new digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) camera, Nikon D90. The Nikon D90 is the industry’s first DSLR camera to support SanDisk Extreme III 30MB/s Edition SDHC cards at increased performance.
SanDisk introduced the fastest card in its Memory Stick product family: the SanDisk Extreme III Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo with read and write speeds of 30 megabytes (MB) per second. The SanDisk memory card, available in June in 4GB and 8GB capacities, is ideal for professional photographers and advanced amateurs who use Sony digital SLR cameras. SanDisk and Sony jointly developed Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo as an extension of the existing Memory Stick PRO format, to offer faster read and write speeds for PRO-HG capable Sony digital SLRs, point-and-shoot cameras and digital camcorders. SanDisk is unveiling the SanDisk Extreme III Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo at the PMA Australia 2008.
In Hall 6 SanDisk showcase their line-up of flash memory solutions. In just a few years the number of flash memory formats has increased dramatically and with the booming mobile imaging market the size of a flash card decreased even faster. One of the formats, like the CompactFlash, is still one the favorite format for the professional photographer. His complete workflow is created around this flash memory card. His professional digital SLR camera incorporates a CF card slot, he is working with a CF card reader, FireWire or USB 2.0 and his storage devices are used to back-up his data from the CompactFlash card.
SanDisk Corporation today introduced a 4-gigabyte (GB) SanDisk Ultra II SD High Capacity (SDHC) card to meet the growing demand for higher capacity storage. The new cards can store more than 2,000 high-resolution pictures or up to 8 hours of MPEG 4 video. The announcement was made at the Photokina trade show where SanDisk is demonstrating products in Hall 6, Stand D78/E79. The SanDisk Ultra II SDHC card features write speeds of 9 megabytes (MB) per second and read speeds of 10MB/sec. The cards are targeted at digital photography enthusiasts with 5 mega-pixel or higher resolution digital cameras or videographers with camcorders that require significantly faster flash storage cards.
SanDisk introduced the 12- and 16-gigabyte (GB) SanDisk Extreme III CompactFlash cards to its award-winning Extreme III performance line, making these the highest capacity cards in the world. The new high-performance, large-capacity cards are ideal for professional photographers who shoot RAW or high-resolution JPG files and need the performance, reliability and capacity to capture these large files. The new SanDisk Extreme III CompactFlash cards can also be used with the Grass Valley Infinity Series Digital Media Camcorder, the first camcorder introduced in the broadcast industry that uses non-proprietary, removable, solid-state flash memory cards as recording and playback media.