Sandisk Release Worlds First 512GB Memory Card15 October 2014 14:29:34
Sandisk unveiled the worlds largest capacity SD card, the 512GB Sandisk Extreme Pro SDXC UHS-1 memory card.
Sitting under their flagship range of Extreme Pro cards, this half a terabyte monster should keep even the hungriest snappers happy. It boasts write speeds up to 90MB/s and read speeds up to 95MB/s. And being a part of their premium range the card packs plenty of strong features, being waterproof, shock-proof, and X-ray proof. It also includes their RescuePRO Deluxe data recovery software (download required), and comes with a lifetime limited warranty.
The biggest winners from this new card are all you videographers out there. The company have launched this card with 4K lovers squarely in mind. “4K Ultra HD is an example of a technology that is pushing us to develop new storage solutions capable of handling massive file sizes,” said Dinesh Bahal, vice-president of product marketing at SanDisk.
The release coincides with the 10 year anniversary of the first 512MB SD card from Sandisk. Earlier this year the company launched the worlds largest Micro SD card. Once again they have set the standards for what is possible with a memory card.
Lexar Announce Fastest Ever SDHC Memory Cards15 October 2014 14:28:53
Lexar have announced the release of the fastest ever SDHC memory cards, the Lexar Professional 2000x SDHC UHS-II range. Available in 32GB and 64GB capacities, with transfer speeds up to 300MB per second and write speeds up to 260MB per second, these cards will blow your socks off.
Capturing and transferring high quality photos will happen quicker than ever, and the same goes for those shooting video. With new standards being set in the industry all the time, being able to maintain quality, speed and performance when working with video is essential. According to Lexar these new cards will be able to easily cope with 1080p full-HD, 3D, and 4K video.
“The latest UHS-II additions to our Lexar Professional product portfolio provide users the ability to capture and offload work even faster, so they can get back to what is important – capturing great images and video,” said Adam Kaufman, their director of card product marketing.
In the memory card world this release is timely. Sandisk have just announced the largest capacity SD card, the 512GB Sandisk Extreme Pro SDXC UHS-1 memory card. The view from Lexar. You build it bigger, we’ll build it faster.
Selfies Made Easy With New Canon Powershots15 October 2014 14:27:02
Details have been released for the new range of Canon Powershot cameras, and the models grabbing the most attention are the selfie friendly G7X and N2.
Both these cameras shine in the social networking world. You can post photos and videos directly to Facebook, Twitter, et al. You can also link it to your mobile phone or tablet for remote shooting. But the clincher is the rear touchscreen which now flips 180 degrees. Heaven for those of us out there interested in self promotion without compromising on quality photos.
The Canon Powershot G7X is the higher specification model of the two cameras. Sitting somewhere between Canon’s G Series and S Series, it boasts some impressive features for a compact camera. A 20-megapixel, 4.2X optical-zoom, touchscreen LCD panel, a control ring around the lens to adjust settings, the list goes on. The GX7 is also compatible with all formats of SD card.
Coming in at a lower price, the Canon Powershot N2 is no slouch in the technical department either. It comes with a 16.1 megapixels sensor, 8x optical zoom, 28mm wide angle lens, as well as the latest DIGIC 6 Image Processor to help boost your images in low light. In keeping with its super compact size the N2 takes all formats of Micro SD card. It retains the square body from the original N model.
Social sharing is nothing new on the camera market, but Canon are definitely embracing it in new ways with these recent design changes. You’ll never take a better looking selfie.