Live fast, love hard, and take a lot of pictures. If that's the motto you have tattooed on your arm, consider having it removed because that's a silly way to ink up your skin. Afterwards, take a peek at Lexar's new Professional 1000x CompactFlash (CF) card, the industry's first 1000x memory card serving up a minimum guaranteed sustained read speed of 150MB per second to help capture high quality images, 1080p Full HD video, and yes, even 3D video.
Lexar Media decided to kick things up a notch with its media card reader line by introducing a new model capable of reading faster cards and thrusting data through the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface. And as its name would imply, the new Lexar Professional USB 3.0 Dual-Slot Reader supports two cards at once for card-to-card file transfers.
Back in January, Lexar announced the addition of a 128GB Class 10 SDXC card to its Professional SDXC series. For those of you who have been chomping at the bit ever since, Lexar says the card is finally shipping and is available at B&H Photo and Video, Adorama Camera stores across the country, and of course direct from Lexar.
So here it is, the first ever Class 10 SDXC card in 128GB capacity. Lexar Media announced the new card today as part of its Professional SDXC series, along with a 64GB model with the same 133X speed rating.
"The professional photography industry is at a point where digital photo- and video-capture methods are converging, meaning that professional shooters need a memory solution with the versatility and reliability to safely store both photos and videos," said Pachi Chen-Wong, senior product marketing manager, Lexar Media. "The 64GB and 128GB Lexar Professional 133x SDXC cards combine high-speed performance with large capacities to offer solutions for professionals who shoot large volumes of high-resolution images and HD video."
Lexar says both cards will have no trouble working with any SDXC-enabled devices. They also include the latest version of Lexar's Image Rescue software in case you're a little quick on the draw when it comes to deleting photos and videos.
The cards don't come cheap -- both the 64GB and 128GB models will be available in the first quarter of this year with MSRPs set at $400 and $700, respectively.