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SanDisk boosts SD card speed

SanDisk ( says it’s increased the speed limit
on digital photography by upping the speed of SD flash memory cards
to 30 megabytes per second with the new SanDisk Extreme III 30MB/s
Edition SDHC card.

The 50-percent burst in performance lets consumers shoot like the
pros with DSLRs using continuous shooting mode, and shortening the
time spent offloading images, says Susan Park, director of consumer
product marketing for SanDisk’s performance cards. The cards, due in
September, make it possible to record 39 images in continuous
shooting mode at 4.5 frames per second with a file size of 6.0 MB
JPEG L Fine per image.

The manufacturer’s suggested retail price is US$64.99 for the 4GB
card, $109.99 for the 8GB card, and U.S. $179.99 for the 16GB card.
Simultaneously, Nikon formally announced its new Nikon D90 DSLR
camera. It’s the industry’s first DSLR camera to take advantage of
the new SanDisk Extreme III Edition 30MB/s SDHC cards. The Nikon D90
is also the first DSLR to offer movie recording capability, making
the largest capacity 16GB SanDisk Extreme III card a great option.

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