SanDisk ( has announced the 32GB SanDisk
Extreme III CompactFlash (CF) card, the latest addition to its
SanDisk Extreme III line. It’s designed for professional digital
videographers and photographers.

The 32GB SanDisk Extreme III CF card operates at 30 megabytes per
second. It benefits professional photographers, who often shoot
strictly in RAW format, says Susan Park, director of consumer product
marketing for SanDisk’s performance cards. RAW images demand up to
10times as much space as regular JPG images. Photographers often use
continuous shooting mode during high-action situations such as
sporting events or theatrical performances, and the high resolution
photos add up quickly.

All SanDisk Extreme III CF cards from 4GB to 32GB, as well as the new
SanDisk Extreme III SDHC and SanDisk Extreme III Memory Stick PRO HG
DUO, recently received a 50 percent speed increase from 20MB/second
to 30MB/second. The 32GB SanDisk Extreme III CF card has a
manufacturer’s suggested retail price of US$299.99. Worldwide
availability of the card is targeted for October.