According to a Nikon support advisory there are a small number of Lexar 400x or 1000x compact flash memory cards that may have issues communicating with the new D4s camera. Nikon USA's service and support site has outlined how to identify the faulty cards and instructions for replacement. Learn more
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Lexar has introduced a new 64GB MicroSDXC UHS-I card and a reader hub capable of copying data from four memory cards simultaneously. The new 600x MicroSDXC card is capable of 90MB per second transfer speeds, and will be sold bundled with a USB 3.0 reader. The card reader hub, called the 'Professional Workflow Reader Solution,' uses one USB 3.0 port to transfer data from four (separately sold) memory card readers. SDHC/SDXC UHS-I, UDMA 7 CompactFlash, and XQD card readers are available for the hub's four bays. Click through for more detail about the new card and reader hub.
Lexar has announced its Professional 256GB SDXC UHS-I memory card, offering the industry's highest storage capacity to date in an SDXC card. In addition to providing longer recording times for HD video capture, the Class 10 card offers a guaranteed read speed of 60MB/s, enabling faster transfers of video files and high resolution images to a computer. It will become available in October with a retail price of $899.99 in the US and £670.99 in the UK.
Memory card maker Lexar has announced it will start to offer XQD format cards later this year. The company says the cards will support the Nikon D4 and 'future XQD-based camera models,' and will be available from the third quarter of 2012. The XQD format was developed by companies including Sony and has been promoted through the Compact Flash Association. Despite this, Nikon is the only camera maker to have made use of the format so far. The format's popularity is likely to be defined by the level of manufacturer support seen at the forthcoming Photokina trade show in Cologne, Germany, this September, around which major models are usually launched.
* Minimum sustained write speed
Toshiba is set to consider a 'legal response' after the verdict from a Californian jury, which ordered the company to pay Lexar $465.4 m following theft of trade secrets and punitive damages, Reuters reports. The news was announced by the head of Toshiba, Tadashi Okamura, at the annual shareholders' meeting. Toshiba was found guilty in March of theft of trade secrets relating to NAND flash chips used in CompactFlash cards, Secure Digital and xD-Picture Cards. Okamura told Reuters, "We developed the NAND flash-related technology on our own. The ruling is totally unjust and we would like to consider a legal response."
Lexar has issued a customer advisory regarding its Professional 80x speed CompactFlash cards (512MB - 4GB) following the news that there was a problem, described as 'lost image condition', when used with certain Canon digital SLRs. Lexar is now proposing to replace the affected cards. Owners must fill out a Return Materials Authorization (RMA) form and once they have received an RMA number, they will be sent a replacement Lexar card with the firmware installed. It is not possible to install the firmware. Affected cameras include the Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, 1D Mark II, 20D and Digital Rebel XT/350D/Kiss Digital N.
PMA 2004: Lexar has today announced that it has doubled its highest capacity Secure Digital (SD) memory card to 1 gigabyte, speed-rated at 60X, which signifies a minimum sustained write speed capability of 9MB per second.. In a form factor roughly the size of a postage stamp, Secure Digital memory cards will now be available from Lexar Media in capacities from 32MB to 1GB. Lexars 1GB Secure Digital memory card will be available at consumer electronics stores worldwide this spring, with an estimated retail price of $499.99
PMA 2004: Lexar has today announced a new line of updated Memory Stick products that will have significantly increased read speeds. Available this spring in capacities of 64MB, 128MB and 256MB (total 128MBx2), the enhanced Memory Stick delivers data read speeds that are up to four times faster than current cards, when used with compatible (4-pin parallel), high-speed Memory Stick-enabled devices. The new Memory Stick cards are also compatible with serial interface Memory Stick-enabled products. Lexars new Memory Stick will be available with expected retail pricing of $39.99, $59.99 and $99.99 for capacities of 64MB, 128MB and 256MB, respectively.
PMA 2004: Lexar has today doubled the minimum sustained write speed capability of its Professional Series CompactFlash (CF) product line to 80X, or 12MB per second. With this introduction, Lexar Media is providing the fastest CompactFlash with guaranteed write speeds available. Lexar is offering its 80X Professional Series CompactFlash cards in five different capacities, including 256MB, 512MB, 1GB, 2GB and 4GB capacities, with expected retail prices of $99.99, $199.99 and $399.99, $699.99 and $1,499.99, respectively. Lexar Medias new 80X speed-rated Professional Series CompactFlash will be available in photo specialty stores beginning May 2004.
PMA 2004: Lexar has today announced its 8GB Professional Series CompactFlash card, the highest capacity memory card available in the world today. In addition to delivering extraordinary capacity in a matchbook-sized memory card, Lexars new 8GB CompactFlash card delivers a 40X speed-rating, signifying a minimum sustained write speed capability of 6MB/s. The new 8GB CompactFlash cards will be available at many photo specialty stores in May of this year. Pricing for the 8GB card will be released at time of shipment.
Lexar has today announced two new addtions to its card reader range. These are high speed CompactFlash devices utilising USB 2.0 and Firewire for connectivety. Serious digital photographers find speed very important, which is why Lexar Media strives to provide the fastest speeds available in its digital media and readers, said Dave Klenske, Lexar Media, director of product marketing. The FireWire (IEEE 1394a) and USB 2.0 readers are immediately available with estimated retail prices of $49.99 and $24.99, respectively. Lexar has also today introduced Image Rescue 2.0, an enhanced version of its popular image recovery software. Image Rescue 2.0 is bundled free of charge on all of Lexar Medias Professional Series CompactFlash and will also be available as a stand-alone product at retail locations nationwide this November for $39.95.
Lexar has today announced that Olympus is now supporting its Write Acceleration (WA) technology. The E-1 is the first Olympus camera to incorporate Lexar Medias WA technology. Write Acceleration technology works to reduce the overhead required to store images to memory cards and results in faster write speed performance.
Lexar has today announced that it is now shipping a 4 GB 40x Type II Compact Flash card. This card's claim to fame is the ability to store 600 RAW images taken with a 6 megapixel digital camera. It also features Lexar's WA (Write Acceleration) technology which can improve performance further with WA enabled cameras. Because this card is larger than 2 GB you will need a camera which is FAT32 compliant. This card is available now at the heady price of $1,499 ($0.37/MB).
Media and SanDisk have today both announced support for the xD-Picture
Card format, which was developed by Olympus, FujiFilm and Toshiba. Lexar
Media will now be offering xD-Picture Cards
in Lexar packaging through many of its worldwide retail outlets and SanDisk have signed a 5 year agreement with Olympus to manufacture as well as sell xD-Picture Cards under the Olympus brand.
Lexar has recently identified a rare compatibility issue between some of their 32x and 40x Professional Series CompactFlash cards and Nikon D1x & D1h cameras. Under certain conditions, the cards can become corrupted resulting in a standard "CHA" error message on the camera's LCD display. The affected cards can be identified by the card's serial number located at the bottom edge of the card opposite the connector. Cards with a serial number ending with the last 4 characters of 4D8D or 6DB4 should be updated with the latest firmware.
PMA 2003: Lexar has today announced 256 MB Olympus xD Picture Cards, a new version of their Digital Photo Player, High-Speed Secure Digital, Jump Drive secure and a new USB 2.0 multi-card reader which supports MemoryStick Pro. "Not all flash memory is the same speed or quality and our X-speed rating system lets customers know what speed they are buying, while providing a level of assurance regarding the integrity of the memory," said Doug Kellam, vice president worldwide marketing, Lexar Media. "In addition, some of the newest digital applications, such as VGA quality video, require high-speed cards to insure the host products will function optimally."
PMA 2003: Lexar has today announced 2 and 4 GB Compact Flash cards with a rated speed of 32X (where X = 150 KB/sec). These cards are also equipped with Write Acceleration (WA) which increases performance with compatible cameras like Kodak's DCS-14n, Nikon D1x, Nikon D1h, Nikon D100 etc. "We are pleased to be the first company to bring 4GB CompactFlash to market, which is made possible by our advanced controller technology and the new industry leading 4-gigabit quad die pack flash memory from Samsung. The close Lexar Media and Samsung relationship allows us to collaborate to optimize our controller with the Samsung 4-gigabit flash memory device and deliver the largest CompactFlash available."
Pre-PMA 2003: Lexar Media has today announced new 40x professional Compact Flash cards. Lexar claim a throughput of 6 MB per second (although they don't specify which camera this was tested on) where 1x is 150 KB/sec. The new 40X cards will be available in 256MB and 512MB capacities and will feature the company's Write Acceleration technology (WA), which further increases write speed in WA-enabled digital cameras. Lexar will also increase the speed of its 1GB Type I CompactFlash card to 32X.
2003: Lexar have announced a new addition to their JumpDrive line
of products. The device features a three-in-one card slot that accepts
either Memory Stick, MultiMediaCards, or Secure Digital cards. It is the
only USB flash drive to incorporate all three media formats in one device.
JumpDrive Trio's capacity is limited only by the size of the memory card
inserted, with the current maximum capacity at 512MB, using a Secure Digital
UPDATE: Product image online.
CES 2003: Lexar has today announced it will be producing its own Memory Stick Pro media in 256 MB, 512 MB and 1 GB capacities. "We are delighted to be partnered with Lexar Media, which has collaborated with Sony in support of the Memory Stick format for over 3 years now," said Masaharu Yanaga, Senior General Manager of the Memory Stick Division, Sony Corporation. "Having Lexar Media support Memory Stick will further strengthen our Memory Stick platform strategy. Together with Lexar Media and other partners, we will continue to work toward making Memory Stick a standard recording media throughout the world."
Photokina 2002: Lexar has today announced that it will be opening up Image Rescue for purchase by consumers. Lexar's Image Rescue software is designed to retrieve deleted or damaged images from their own brand cards, it does so by interacting with the cards controller at a lower level than is possible with other Compact Flash cards. Lexar also note that they will be providing a copy of Image Rescue for free pre-loaded onto their new range of 'Write Acceleration' cards. Image Rescue is now available on both Windows and Mac OS X platforms.
Photokina 2002: Lexar has today announced new 'Write Acceleration' technology which can improve write speed between their Pro series Compact Flash cards and certain professional digital SLR's. Write Acceleration is made up of two parts, the firmware on the Compact Flash card and the firmware in the camera. Thoses cameras which recognize a 'WA' card will use a more efficient protocol for writing images which can improve write speed by up to 20%. The first partners for this technology are Kodak Professional, Nikon and Sanyo.
PMA 2002: Lexar Media has today announced new 24x professional Compact Flash cards. Lexar claim a throughput of 3.6 MB per second (although they don't specify which camera this was tested on) where 1x is 150 KB/sec. "We believe this is the fastest digital film available. Lexar Media alone can claim consistent write speeds that clock at a minimum of 3.6MB per second'' said Eric Stang, president and CEO, Lexar Media. "Professional photographers use faster cards, such as our 24X, to dramatically increase image file write speeds, especially when shooting in high-resolution modes...."