Lexar has today extended its new 16x professional Compact Flash card range to 640 MB. As of December 1st the full line up will be available in capacities of 192, 256, 320, 512 and 640MB. The new 640 MB card will have a suggested retail price of $900 ($1.41/MB). "Lexar Medias 640MB capacity cards enable photographers to store more images to a single card. Offered as the latest Professional Series product, the 16X speed 640MB cards are capable of a minimum sustained write speed of 2.4MB per second, reducing the time it takes for digital cameras to read and write high-resolution image files."
Note: we have recently received a 512 MB Pro 16x card and will be putting it through its paces in our CF comparison tests soon.
Lexar Media Extends Professional Series Line with Addition of 16X Speed 640MB CompactFlash Type I Card
Highest-capacity, Highest-speed, Solid-state Digital Film Ideal for New Professional Cameras
FREMONT, Calif., November 13, 2001 -- Lexar Media Inc. (Nasdaq: LEXR), a leading developer of flash mass storage systems and an innovator of high-performance, USB-enabled CompactFlash digital film, today announced the addition of a 640MB capacity CompactFlash card to its popular 16X speed Professional Series digital film. Designed with fast write speeds and increased storage capacity, Professional Series cards meet the needs of the worlds most demanding photographers using the newest professional digital cameras, like the Nikon D1X and Canon 1D. Lexar Medias 640MB cards begin shipping to retailers December 1, 2001 and have a suggested retail price of $900. Professional Series CompactFlash cards are available in capacities of 192, 256, 320, 512 and now 640MB.
"I rely on Lexar Media digital film to capture all my shots, especially in the harsh shooting conditions of an extreme outdoor adventure race," said Kevin T. Gilbert, professional photographer and managing partner Blue Pixel Digital Experts. Gilbert recently returned from shooting this years Eco-Challenge New Zealand, a grueling competition for athlete and photographer alike. He affirmed, "Keeping pace with adventure racers throughout the 350 km course required constant shooting and editing. I spent much of my time hanging out the door of a helicopter thousands of meters over the Southern Alps of New Zealand. There was just no way to change digital film while in the air, flying with an open door. Using a high card capacity and fast 16X write speed, I never missed a shot. The Lexar Media cards performed flawlessly, despite the cold wind, snow and ever-changing conditions of spring time in the New Zealand mountain range."
Lexar Medias 640MB capacity cards enable photographers to store more images to a single card. Offered as the latest Professional Series product, the 16X speed 640MB cards are capable of a minimum sustained write speed of 2.4MB per second, reducing the time it takes for digital cameras to read and write high-resolution image files. Lexar Media pioneered the adoption of the X speed rating for solid state storage for digital photography, where 1X equals 150kb per second, as used by other digital storage devices such as CD ROMs.
"Photographers shooting the Eco-Challenge know the merits of working with high-speed, high-capacity cards. For the second year in a row, Lexar Media digital film delivered stellar performance," said Eric Stang, president and CEO, Lexar Media. "Professional through novice digital photographers can rest assured that with Lexar Media digital film, they will not miss that special shot. Other vendors may claim write speeds up to, but Lexar Media is the only company to individually test and speed rate every one if its CompactFlash cards."
Lexar Media Professional Series CompactFlash is the film of choice for professional photographers shooting world-renowned events. Lexar Media guarantees speed and reliable image storage with its solid-state CompactFlash line. Professional Series products come with value-add professional services including free 24-hour technical support and complimentary data recovery services. Lexar Media CompactFlash has upgradeable firmware, which allows optimization capabilities for specific camera models. Lexar Media cards are guaranteed compatible with CompactFlash digital cameras and are USB-enabled for quick and easy image transfer. The 16X Professional Series and 12X High Speed Series cards are covered by a lifetime warranty.
|Devil Rock (Stuttgart, Germany) by cornissimo|
from Neon Signs
|Carla... by lickity split|
from Beautiful caucasian female faces
|Lunar New Year Fireworks by Michael L NYC 99|
|Vatican Basilica by wam7|
from Street lights
Canon just unveiled the largest 12-ink printer on the market. The new imagePROGRAF PRO-6000 printer can make prints from 17 all the way up to 60 inches wide.
"Standing in one of the holiest places on earth, I felt uneasy," writes Wired's Jason Parham. "Most of my fellow visitors, I realized with a brief bloom of nausea, were taking selfies."
Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk has been receiving great reviews, but it's a challenge to see it in its full glory. This handy infographic reveals the aspect ratio chaos that is wrought as the industry retreats from film.
Anti-bullying organization Ditch the Label's Annual Bullying Survey 2017 reveals yet again that Instagram, more so than any other social network, has a the worst effect on youth mental health.
It's been a crazy day for innovative patent news. Apparently Sony is thinking of developing a medium format curved sensor camera.
An update to the Silkypix Raw converter fixes some bugs and adds support for several popular new cameras.
This crazy custom-built underwater camera shoots 8x10 large format film. It's supposedly "the first successful underwater 8x10 ever made," and it can be yours for $5,800... plus shipping.
Blackmagic just reveled a new accessory for their Cintel Film Scanner. The Cintel Audio and KeyKode Reader can capture KeyKode data and high-quality audio from film in real-time as it is being scanned.
A new Nikon patent shows a lens designed for a curved full-frame sensor. Could this be the high-end Nikon mirrorless camera people are hoping for?
The ability to shoot images at 1,000 fps first appeared in a Sony smartphone sensor. Now the Japanese manufacturer is using the same feature for industrial applications.
Astronomy expert and photographer Dr. Tyler Nordgren thinks you should "see your first eclipse, photograph your second." But if you do plan on taking photos this August, here are a few tips from someone who's been there.
How confident are you that you can spot a manipulated photo? A recent study at the University of Warwick shows that many people are pretty bad at it.
If you purchased a Leica TL2, do NOT attach Leica's Visoflex electronic viewfinder. Leica is working on a fix, but for now, it's possible the viewfinder will break your camera.
Google just released Motion Stills for Android. Unlike the iOS version, the Android app uses a redesigned video processing pipeline that processes each frame of a video as it is being recorded, creating instant results.
A huge copyright lawsuit between photography firm VHT and Zillow Group is heating up again, as both sides appeal a court ruling that granted VHT $4 million in damages.
European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet spent 6 months on board the International Space Station where he worked with Google capturing spheric panorama images that are now available in Street View.
It's official. PDN has confirmed with parent company Aurelius that 94-year-old lighting company Bowens is indeed going out of business.
The newly launched firmware version 1.06 fixes AF-issues that can occur with some lenses that are not officially compatible with the MC-11 converter.
Voyager is a waterproof smart light stick you can control entirely from your phone. The light has already blown past its $300K funding goal on Indiegogo.
2018 is the last year Photokina will take place during the traditional end-of-September dates. In 2019, Photokina will take place from the 8th to the 11th of May.
The Canon IXUS 50 (known as the SD400 Digital ELPH in North America) was one of a string of high-performing, pocketable PowerShots of the mid-2000s. In this week's throwback Thursday, Barney casts his mind back to 2005.
A close look at the EOS 6D II's Raw files suggest its dynamic range has taken a significant step backwards compared with the company's recent DSLRs. We look at how much difference this might make for your photos.
With a full-production review unit in our hands, we've got over 100 production samples from the new Canon EOS 6D Mark II to share.
Need a break from your day? Kick back and watch the making of a somewhat unconventional mojito filmed on Canon's new EOS 6D Mark II.
The Bonfoton Camera Obscura Room Lens can turn any room into a camera obscura, projecting the view from your window onto the walls of your room.
Adobe just released version 2015.12 of Lightroom CC, adding support for several new cameras and lenses, and baking in several important bug fixes while they were at it.
In this interview, Chiara Marinai, photo editor for VanityFair.com, explains exactly what she looks for in new photographers and photo submissions. Take notes.
Massive corporation P&G is being sued by a Cincinnati photographer for serious copyright violations. If the courts rules against P&G, the company could pay as much as $75 million in damages.
Snapchat's camera-equipped 'Spectacles' aren't so difficult to get anymore. You can now pick up a pair through Amazon for $130.
A group of thieves has made away with tens of thousands in camera gear through a carefully orchestrated scam through Venmo and Facebook Marketplace.