SanDisk is shipping an upgraded family of SanDisk Extreme IV CompactFlash (CF) memory cards to better meet the needs of professional digital photographers.
The entire series of SanDisk Extreme IV high-performance memory cards has received a 12.5% speed boost up to 45Mbps and the newly-released 16Gb card is twice as large as previous capacities.
SanDisk Extreme IV CompactFlash 45Mbps (300X) memory cards offer advanced technologies that are fully compatible with all CompactFlash cameras including the latest UDMA-enabled cameras. SanDisk Extreme IV CF cards have undergone internal testing with many leading manufacturers' cameras and DSLRs, such as Canon's EOS series, Nikon's D300 and D3 cameras, the Sony Alpha A700, and the Olympus E500 and E3 cameras.
Depending on the camera used, the increased performance of the SanDisk Extreme IV memory card line may help reduce the delay between shots, enabling photographers to take more photos overall. The high-speed cards let all photographers save time and improve their workflow with faster card-to-computer data transfer speeds.
The new high-capacity, high-performance SanDisk Extreme IV CompactFlash cards are ideal for professional photographers who typically shoot in RAW or RAW + JPG formats, which require up to ten times more card capacity than JPG images. In addition, photographers who regularly use burst or continuous shooting mode during high-action situations such as sporting, wildlife or fashion photography can also benefit from the increased capacity and performance.
"The new 16GB SanDisk Extreme IV CompactFlash card at 45MB/s demonstrates SanDisk's commitment to providing serious photographers with the high performance they require," says Susan Park, director of consumer product marketing for SanDisk's performance cards. "Our goal is to help photographers maximize their productive output by equipping them with cards that offer ample storage space and fast data transfer rates."