SanDisk Launches 32GB Flash

SanDisk has introduced a 32-GB CompactFlash card aimed at digital photographers and videographers.

At twice the size of SanDisk’s previous largest product the latest Extreme III CompactFlash is the company’s largest CF storage device.
It has read and write speeds of 30 MBps.

The higher-capacity card is intended for photographers using Hi-Def camcorders and will enable users to store as much as 80 minutes of 100 MBps, 10-bit, 4:2:2 HD video.

This 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 (all in USD): 2 GB, $45; 4 GB, $70; 8 GB, $130; and 16 GB, $240; 32 GB, $300.

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