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Upcoming Updates: What to Expect

May 6, 2022, 2:56 pm

New memory card, card reader, and camera tests will continue soon. The following is an outline of what to expect over the coming weeks and months. A number of new memory cards have been released since the last tests were performed. During that time several cards and some card readers have been discontinued... read more

Photo Taco Podcast interview: Memory Cards Explained

April 4, 2017, 3:26 pm

The Photo Taco Podcast breaks down complicated photography concepts into bite-size tips. On his weekly audio show host Jeff Harmon covers a range of topics and interviews other photographers. On the April 4, 2017 episode "Memory Cards Explained" he interviews to discuss... read more

Lexar Introduces 512GB 3500x CFast 2.0 Card

January 31, 2017, 11:30 am

Lexar has introduced a new, large capacity 3500x CFast 2.0 card, offering 512GB storage for 4K, RAW and ProRes video. The card will support over 30 minutes of 200FPS shooting. The 3500x line of cards offers write speeds up to 445MB/s. Read speeds of 525MB/s maximum allow fast, efficient transfers... read more

Lexar Professional 633x UHS-I U3 SD Cards

April 20, 2015, 8:00 am

Lexar has updated their line of memory cards with the new Professional 633x UHS-I SD cards. The cards are available in a variety of capacities from 16 to 256 GB and are rated up to 95 MB/s (633x) read speed. The new cards meet UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) rating by supporting at least 30MB/s continuous... read more

Lexar Professional 2666x XQD 2.0 400 MB/s Cards

April 20, 2015, 12:00 am

Lexar will be releasing a new line of XQD 2.0 cards soon. The Lexar Professional 2666x XQD 2.0 cards will feature up to 400MB/s performance, double the speed of the Lexar 1333x XQD cards. The new XQD 2.0 cards will be compatible with Nikon D4 and D4s cameras and other XQD devices. Available capacities... read more

Phison UHS-II SD Card Controller Offers Worlds Fastest 325MB/s Transfer Speed

October 17, 2014, 12:00 am

Today Phison Electronics Corporation announces the world's fastest UHS-II SD card controller enabling transfer speeds up to 325MB/s. The Phison PS8036 controller supports the latest SD version 4.2 specification for SDHC and SDXC card applications. Although Phison does not market SD cards directly, their... read more

Silicon Motion SM2704 SD Card Controller Features UHS-II 280 MB/s Performance

September 25, 2014, 2:27 pm

Silicon Motion, producer of flash memory controllers, has announced the SM2704 SD memory card controller. It supports UHS-II to provide up to 280 MB/s read and 260 MB/s write performance. It meets UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) specification to enable High Definition, 4K and 3D video recording. The controller... read more

Samsung NX1 Digital Camera offers UHS-II SD Card Support

September 25, 2014, 10:30 am

The new Samsung NX1 camera boasts an array of features to advance digital photography. It includes support for the fastest UHS-II SD cards. Since introducing the NX mount in 2010, Samsung has released 15 digital cameras and 15 lenses. The NX1 is their largest and most capable camera to date. The NX1... read more

Lexar Introduces 1000x and 2000x UHS-II SD Memory Cards

September 16, 2014, 9:00 am

Lexar has introduced two new Secure Digital memory cards supporting the latest UHS-II technology. The Lexar Professional 2000x cards offers up to 300MB/s transfer speed when used with UHS-II compatible devices. The Lexar Professional 1000x provides transfer speeds up to 150MB/s. These cards are optimized... read more