Sony CompactFlash 300x Cards

September 26, 2007 | Mark Goldstein | Digital | Comment |

Sony CompactFlash 300x CardsSony have introduced three new 300x high speed compact flash cards. With UDMA (ultra direct memory access) support, the new media achieve data transfer rates of 45MB/s during write operation. The Sony CompactFlash 300x cards are available in capacities of 2GB, 4GB and 8GB. The 300x cards come complete with a 5 year warranty. The new Sony CompactFlash 300x cards will be available from October 2007, pricing to be announced.

Sony Europe Press Release

Highest capacity and speed with the new Sony 300x CompactFlash® cards

Sep 26, 2007 - Offering 45MB/s transfer speed to meet advanced D-SLR camera user requirements

Paris, 26th September 2007 - Sony Europe’s Recording Media & Energy (RME) division have announced the launch of three high speed (300x)* CompactFlash cards to meet the capacity and speed demands of professional D-SLR photographers and ambitious amateur photographers. With UDMA (ultra direct memory access) support, the new media achieve data transfer rates of 45MB/s during write operation. The new Sony CompactFlash 300x card, which complement the existing line-up of 66x and 133x cards, will be available with capacities of 2GB, 4GB and 8GB. They will be branded as part of Sony’s ? (pronounced alpha) D-SLR camera system.

The high speed CompactFlash 300x cards allow UDMA-enabled D-SLR digital camera users to record more frames per second in continuous advance shooting mode and to transfer their images to the PC very rapidly to make room for new photographic projects. An 8GB CompactFlash card can hold up to 2,000 JPEG photos taken in 12 Megapixel resolution in the ‘Standard’ image setting, or up to 1,363 photos in ‘Fine’ mode. Even if both RAW and JPEG image data are recorded, the 8GB card offers enough space for more than 313 digital photos.**

The Sony CompactFlash cards are compatible with a wide range of products featuring a CompactFlash slot, including many D-SLR Cameras, many digital cameras, printers and other imaging and computer peripherals. Many PCs feature built-in CompactFlash slots as standard, while there are adaptors and card readers available on the market to allow users to access and transfer their data onto CompactFlash cards using any PC or laptop.

The 300x line-up comes complete with a 5 year warranty providing peace of mind for customers. In addition, the 133x and the new 300x transfer speed models are supported by Sony’s image recovery service, allowing the user to recover deleted pictures.

The new Sony CompactFlash 300x cards will be available from October 2007.

Technical Specifications
Sony CompactFlash 66x range
  * Capacity / Model Code: 1GB / NCFB1G, 2GB /NCFB2G, 4GB / NCFB4G
  * Operating Voltage: 3.3V or 5V
  * Write Speed: 9MB/s
  * Read Speed: 10MB/s
  * Dimensions (WxHxD): 42.8 x 36.4 x 3.3 mm
  * Environmental Temperature: 0 to 70 ºC
  * Warranty Time: 5 years
  * Package Contents: CompactFlash card, carrying case, operating instructions, warranty card

Sony CompactFlash 133x range
  * Capacity / Model Code: 2GB / NCFC2G, 4GB / NCFC4G
  * Operating Voltage: 3.3V or 5V
  * Write Speed: 20MB/s
  * Read Speed: 20MB/s
  * Dimensions (WxHxD): 42.8 x 36.4 x 3.3 mm
  * Environmental Temperature: -25 to 85 ºC
  * Warranty Time: 5 years
  * Package Contents: CompactFlash card, carrying case, operating instructions, warranty card
  * Support: Image Recovery Service

Sony CompactFlash 300x range
  * Capacity / Model Code: 2GB / NCFD2G, 4GB / NCFD4G, 8GB / NCFD8G
  * Operating Voltage: 3.3V or 5V
  * Write Speed: 45MB/s
  * Dimensions (WxHxD): 42.8 x 36.4 x 3.3 mm
  * Environmental Temperature: 0 to 60 ºC
  * Warranty Time: 5 years
  * Package Contents: CompactFlash card, carrying case, operating instructions, warranty card
  * Support: Image Recovery Service

* 1X=150KB/S

** Figures for the number of pictures are based on the use of a Sony ? Digital SLR camera. The actual number of images will depend on the camera, object and other parameters.



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