memory cards

  • Sony Announces World’s First XQD Memory Cards

    Sony Announces World’s First XQD Memory Cards

    Are you ready for yet another memory card format? Dubbed XQD, the medium was first announced by Sandisk, Sony and Nikon in November 2010. And after the the CompactFlash Association finalized the specifications last month, Sony took the wraps off the world's first XQD cards today. Two versions of the card will be available, in addition to an XQD-compatible card reader (USB 3.0) and an… Read More

  • 500MB/s Transfer Speed, 2TB Storage: Sony, Nikon, SanDisk Propose New Memory Card Standard

    500MB/s Transfer Speed, 2TB Storage: Sony, Nikon, SanDisk Propose New Memory Card Standard

    It's time for a new standard for memory cards - according to Sony, Nikon and chip maker SanDisk. The three companies jointly developed a set of specifications for a next-generation memory card for digital cameras and digital video cameras and proposed the specs to the CompactFlash Association. Read More

  • SanDisk unleashes faster, newer memory card readers

    SanDisk unleashes faster, newer memory card readers

    I call poppycock, good sir. SanDisk is claiming that their ImageMate memory card readers have wicked fast transfer speeds. Read More

  • Toshiba presents new 16GB microSDHC and two SDHC cards

    Toshiba presents new 16GB microSDHC and two SDHC cards

    Sandisk announced a 16GB micro SDHG card back in September and is now followed by Toshiba, whose model (SD-ME016GA) will be released in Japan in January next year [JP]. According to Asahi Shimbun [JP], one of Japan’s biggest newspapers, it will cost around $200 (Toshiba itself speaks of open prices). Toshiba also announced two SDHC cards. The SD-C16GT6 holds 16GB and will cost $200 when it… Read More

  • Fuji announces four digital camera-centric flash memory cards [Update]

    Fuji announces four digital camera-centric flash memory cards [Update]

    The class of these cards is unknown, but Fuji rolled out Class 6 SD, SDHC, microSD and microSDHC memory cards today in the following capacities: Secure Digital – 1 GB SD, 2 GB SD Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) – 4 GB SDHC, 8 GB SDHC, 16 GB SDHC Micro Secure Digital – 1 GB, 2 GB Micro Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) – 4 GB, 8 GB Update: Pricing after the jump. Read More

  • Kingston adds 32GB SDHC to Elite Pro line

    Kingston adds 32GB SDHC to Elite Pro line

    There’s really no need to get whimsical with this post. Kingston has announced a 32GB SDHC for you HD recording folk or anyone that really needs 32 gigs worth of room on an SD card. You’ll have to shell out about $308 for it, though. * Compliant: with the SD Card Association specification version 2.00 * Secure: built-in write-protect switch prevents accidental data loss * Compatible… Read More

  • USB Superdock: ESATA, 2-port hub, card reader

    USB Superdock: ESATA, 2-port hub, card reader

    Here’s a new multi-function dock from Brando that handles SATA hard drives, has a built-in card reader (SD, MiniSD, CompactFlash, MicroSD, Memory Stick), and functions as a 2-port USB hub. It’s a little on the pricey side at $79.00, but that’s largely due to the $25 shipping charge since it’s coming from Hong Kong. Looks pretty good, especially if you need to swap out hard… Read More

  • Panasonic's 32GB SDHC memory card coming in April

    Panasonic's 32GB SDHC memory card coming in April

    These SD cards just get bigger and fatter all the time — and by bigger and fatter, I mean internally. After all, it’s what’s on the inside that counts. This one from Panasonic, available in April, is a 32-gigabyte card. Granted, it’s $700 but it does work rather speedily with a 20mb/sec transfer speed. There’s a SanDisk 32-gigabyte card that’ll also be out in… Read More

  • Eye-Fi to get 'Smart Boost', inks deal with Ritz Camera

    Eye-Fi to get 'Smart Boost', inks deal with Ritz Camera

      Eye-Fi has announced that its Wi-Fi SD cards will get a “Smart Boost” update on February 12th. With Smart Boost, your card will be able to tell whether or not your computer is on and in range of your camera and, if it is, photos will be offloaded from your camera to your computer over your home network and then your computer will handle the heavy lifting of uploading the photos… Read More

  • 2GB SD card does Wi-Fi in digital cameras

    2GB SD card does Wi-Fi in digital cameras

    Hey, now THAT’S a good idea. This $99 2GB SD memory card has built in wireless. You pop it in your camera, take some photos, and it automatically uploads (via your Wi-Fi connection) those photos to one of 17 online photo websites including Shutterfly, Snapfish, Photobucket, Facebook, Picasa, and, of course, Flickr. Best of all, it works in any digital camera that supports SD cards. I… Read More

 
  • SanDisk Fills MicroSDHC to the Brim

    SanDisk Fills MicroSDHC to the Brim

    We’re not entirely sure any current phones can actually use them, but SanDisk has gone ahead and upped the capacity of its MicroSDHC cards to 8-frickin’-GB. That’s huge news for musicphone fans. 8GB holds about 2,000 MP3s. That’s good enough for me. Who needs an 8GB iPhone when you can have an 8GB, I dunno, Blackberry Pearl? That’s right, I can hear you thinking about… Read More

  • Sony To Manufacture CF Cards

    Sony To Manufacture CF Cards

    Not a huge announcement, but those of you with DSLRs might want to perk your heads up for a second. Sony has announced they’ll be manufacturing Compact Flash cards up to 4GB capacity. The Type I cards will have 66x and 133x transfer speeds. The cards will coincide with Sony’s α100 D-SLR camera system. No word yet on pricing or who is going to shell out the extra $10 for that Sony… Read More