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SanDisk launches 90MB/s SDXC cards and Eye-Fi cards in Europe

By dpreview staff on Sep 14, 2011 at 17:42 GMT

Sandisk has announced a series of cards including SDXC UHS-I cards capable of 95MB/s transfer speeds and Eye-Fi wireless cards for the European market. The SanDisk Extreme Pro SDXC UHS-I cards are based on the SD 3.0 standards and can write at 90MB/s to allow bursts of large Raw files or 1080p60 video. They will be available in sizes from 8 to 64Gb. Meanwhile there will be 4 and 8Gb SanDisk/Eye-Fi co-branded cards available in Europe. It's not clear if these differ from the existing Eye-Fi products. (via Megapixel)

Press Release:

Capture the Moments

64GB SanDisk Extreme® Pro™ SDXC™ UHS-I Card: SanDisk doubled the performance and capacity of its professional-grade imaging lineup to create a new SD card based on the latest SD 3.0 specification’s Ultra High Speed (UHS) bus architecture. The card offers the fastest write performance of any SD card in the world to date and is ideal for imaging enthusiasts using UHS-enabled cameras.

The card’s up to 90 megabyte per second (MB/sec)4 write speeds let photographers capture a series of RAW images using burst mode, and its UHS Speed Class 1 rating can record Full HD videos5. The card features up to 95MB/sec read speeds capable of supporting transfer of photos to a computer in half the time. SanDisk Extreme Pro SDHC™ and SDXC™ UHS-I cards come in 8GB to 64GB capacities with MSRPs starting at $109.99.

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Total comments: 16
Hawaii-geek
By Hawaii-geek (Feb 10, 2012)

With the Nikon D800 support for SDXC UHS-1 AND Eye-FI on the D800 menu !
When will we see a SDXC UHS-1 , Eye-Fi card from Sandisk ??? in the USA

Problem will be is COST ... Hopefully we don't have to buy a separate Eye-Fi card , just for WiFI simply because it is cheap.
SanDisk just need to make the cost the same ... UHS-1 capasity + Eye-Fi cost.
How about 32gb to start?

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mjbehnke
By mjbehnke (Sep 19, 2011)

Will these SDXC (UHS-I) cards work on Canon 60D? I currently use the SDXC card, just wondering if these are compatible?

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tkpenalty
By tkpenalty (Sep 18, 2011)

great. I just got a 45MB/S UHS-1 card...

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RonHendriks
By RonHendriks (Sep 15, 2011)

Well just got USB 3.0 port on my PC and a USB 3.0 cardreader is on ti's way. So this will be in future in my bag. (not this year).

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Chaitanya S
By Chaitanya S (Sep 15, 2011)

the new extreme pro cards look very expensive 110$ for a 8GB cards. Thanks but no thanks. I will stick with my 30Mbps cards for another year.

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G7D
By G7D (Sep 16, 2011)

HOW ABOUT £50 FOR 32GB 90MB/S CF, BACK TO THE OLD WAYS

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HorseRidingHero
By HorseRidingHero (Sep 14, 2011)

Sandisk has also released a USB 3.0 ImageMate All-In-One reader to use with these new cards. It is ivory white instead of jet black with red accents like all of Sandisk's previous readers so it looks very peculiar but it's intended for use with the recently upgraded professional-grade cards so I suppose they designed it to look like it would fit in next to the upcoming Mac refreshes which will be packing USB 3.0.

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SHood
By SHood (Sep 14, 2011)

Delkin already made a 95gb/s UHS-I card but both the x100 and D7000 only showed 0-10% decrease in write times over the Sandisk 45gb/s UHS-I card. So far no camera is able to take advantage of 95gb/s.

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PAUL TILL
By PAUL TILL (Sep 17, 2011)

I think you and me will both be long gone from this world before 95gb/s is reached, now 95mb/s is another story.

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littleroot
By littleroot (Sep 14, 2011)

I am guessing there are patent issues in the US? this is not the first time Eye-Fi has snubbed the USA

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archiebald
By archiebald (Sep 14, 2011)

More likely something to do with FCC regulations.

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zorgon
By zorgon (Sep 14, 2011)

And I just bought the old version. DOH!

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HBennis
By HBennis (Sep 14, 2011)

Good to see SanDisk pushing this technology.

Question:
Can anybody confirm if the Sony NEX-5N can take advantage of the 95MB/s?
How about Eye-Fi capability inside the NEx-5N?

Thanks!

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Richard Butler
By Richard Butler (Sep 14, 2011)

I don't yet know whether the 5N is UHS-I compatible (though I'd guess it is), but Eye-Fi list the 5N as being 'Eye-Fi connected.'

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Gil Knutson
By Gil Knutson (Sep 15, 2011)

Also, what about the Sony SLT-A77? Can it take this card? I guess no one knows yet, but it will be another black-eye for Sony if they fail to take advantage of this technology in their newest offerings. IF they do jump on this band-wagon, the consumer will know that they mean business... otherwise, it would look like they have been blind-sided one more time.

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Gil Knutson
By Gil Knutson (Sep 15, 2011)

Found my own answer on the Imaging Resource preview of the camera. The answer is yes.

Here is what they say:

"Storage. As well as Sony's proprietary Memory Stick PRO Duo and Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo flash cards, the SLT-A77 can also write images and movies to Secure Digital cards, including not only the higher-capacity SDHC and SDXC types, but also the higher-speed UHS-I compliant cards. "

So, I guess it might be able to take full advantage of the card if it is Version 3 compliant as well.

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