Lexar has announced an industry-first 128GB, Class 10 Professional Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC) card. Aimed at professional photographers and videographers shooting in 1080p, the cards are rated at 133x, which translates to a minimum guaranteed transfer speed of 20MB per second.

Also available in 64 GB capacity, the new Lexar Professional cards are compatible with all SDXC-enabled devices and include the company's Image Rescue software which is designed to recover lost or deleted files.

The 64GB and 128GB cards are priced at US$400 and $700 respectively and are expected to hit shelves in the first quarter of 2011.