With high-end DSLR cameras now shooting 20-megapixel images in rapid succession, few photographers would argue with the need for greater storage and data transfer speed. Sandisk is satisfying both with its latest SDHC card, which brings the 30MB/s transfer speeds seen in its SanDisk Extreme SDHC range last year to a 32GB model.
Transfer speed is important for DSLR photography because if a card cannot process data quickly enough when shooting at a rapid rate, the camera may pause and put you in danger of missing “the” shot. Fast, sustained write speed also benefit high-definition video recording found on a growing number of high-end DSLRs.
The 32GB SanDisk Extreme SDHC card can store up to 160 minutes of full HD 1920x1080 pixels at 24Mb/s and 2500 RAW images. They are guaranteed to operate at extended temperatures ranging from minus 13 F (minus 25 C) to 185 F (85 C) and adhere to the SD Association’s new Class 10 specification, which exceeds requirement for today’s high definition (AVCHD) video recording.
The SanDisk Extreme SDHC 32GB cards will be shipping worldwide to major retailers in August. Also in August, the current 4, 8 and 16GB capacity SanDisk Extreme SDHC cards will be upgraded from Class 6 to Class 10.
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