Lexar debuts 600x CompactFlash cards

Posted on Tuesday, Oct 20 2009 @ 20:46 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Lexar Media will soon release 600x CompactFlash memory cards with capacities of 8GB, 16GB and 32GB. These memory cards offer read/write speeds of up to 90MB/s, the 8GB and 16GB models will ship on October 22 while the 32GB version will follow in November.
Lexar Media, a leading global provider of memory products for digital media, today announced it will offer the Lexar® Professional 600x CompactFlash® (CF) card, a new memory card that provides enhanced speed and performance for professional photographers and advanced photo enthusiasts capturing high-definition images and videos on digital SLRs. The Lexar Professional 600x CF memory card will offer increased speed and performance, with a guaranteed minimum sustained write speed capability of 600x (90MB/s) when paired with a UDMA 6 enabled device. In addition, the Lexar Professional 600x CF memory card increases workflow with minimum sustained read speeds of 533x (80MB/s), or faster when paired with a UDMA 6-enabled reader such as the new Lexar Professional ExpressCard™ CompactFlash Reader. Available in 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB capacities, the Lexar Professional 600x CF card will significantly improve in-camera performance by rapidly clearing a camera’s buffer and making fast cameras even faster so photographers can keep shooting. In addition, increased image transfer speeds from card-to-computer will help reduce post-production time and enable shooters to focus on the business of photography. For additional information about the Lexar Professional 600x CF card or Lexar Professional ExpressCard CompactFlash reader, visit www.lexar.com.

“Photographers are constantly demanding more from their equipment, and an increase in image capture speeds paired with a decrease in image transfer times can mean the world to a professional shooter,” said Jeff Cable, director of marketing, Lexar Media. “The combined solution of our new Professional 600x CF card and Professional ExpressCard CompactFlash reader is the next step in CF memory technology and will provide photographers with the speeds and performance they need to capture the best shots and improve their imaging workflow. When shooting with newer cameras like the Canon EOS 7D, Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Nikon D3x or Nikon D300S, professionals can capture more images per second and hundreds of JPEG files without pausing to clear their cameras’ buffers.”

When paired with the new Lexar Professional ExpressCard CompactFlash reader, the Lexar Professional 600x CF card significantly improves the digital imaging workflow by accelerating the download of captured images to a destination computer. Designed for photographers on the go, the Lexar Professional ExpressCard CompactFlash reader is a portable, high-performance reader that requires no cables and connects directly to a PC or Mac® laptop computer’s ExpressCard slot. The durable reader is compatible with all UDMA and non-UDMA CompactFlash cards and supports read/write speeds up to 133MB/s (886x). The Lexar Professional ExpressCard CompactFlash reader comes with free, dedicated customer support, backed by a two-year limited warranty and will be available later this month.


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