The crowded SDHC market just got a little more cramped with the introduction of three new SD card series by Sony, all of which the company touts for their environmentally-friendly eco packaging. In addition, each new card comes with a memo space for handwritten titles and other notes, Sony says.
Sitting at the top of the heap is Sony's new Expert Series. These Class 10 SDHC cards come in 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB capacities and offer up to 22MB/s transfers.
Down below is the Value-added Experience Series rated at Class 4. These boast up to 15MB/s and are available in 2GB, 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB capacities.
Finally, there's the Entry-level Essential Series, also a Class 4 card, but only available in 2GB, 4GB, and 8GB capacities. Other than the added capacity options, all that separates the Value-added Experience from the Entry-level Essential is that Sony offers its File Rescue HD software as a free download to owners of the former (as well as owners of the Expert Series).
The new cards will ship in January, 2011, for an as-yet undetermined price.