Feeds

Sony expands CompactFlash range

Snap more, store more

High performance access to file storage

Sony has revealed the technical specs of its latest CompactFlash card. The 300x card will be available in a range of storage capacities, has a top data write speed of 45MBps and is targeted at digital SLR camera users.

Sony_300x_Compactflash
Sony's 300x CF: storage for SLRs

As far as existing CompactFlash card capacities go, the 300x card range is pretty standard, offering happy-snappers the choice of a 2, 4 or 8GB. Sony claimed the largest capacity card is able to store about 2000 12-megapixel JPEG images.

The 300x expands Sony's current CompactFlash range to three cards, with the entry level 66x and mid-range 133x both already available in maximum capacities of 4GB respectively. The 133x is able to read and write data at 20MBps.

Sony said the 300x card is also compatible with Ultra Direct Memory Access (UDMA), allowing UDMA-enabled SLR cameras to both record more frames per second when set to continuous shooting mode and to transfer them faster onto a PC or laptop than previous cards could - provided your memory card reader supports the higher speed, of course.

The 300x card will be branded to match Sony's Alpha SLR range. So, it's no coincidence that the manufacturer launched the HDMI-enabled 12.2-megapixel Alpha 700 D-SLR camera earlier this month.

An intention to move into the CompactFlash market was originally signalled by Sony back in January. However, its 300x card will be competing in a crowded market. Lexar has already produced a range of CompactFlash cards with a top capacity of 8GB and write speed of 45MBps.

The Sony 300x card will be available next month, but a price has not yet been announced.

High performance access to file storage

More from The Register

next story
Report: Apple seeking to raise iPhone 6 price by a HUNDRED BUCKS
'Well, that 5c experiment didn't go so well – let's try the other direction'
Video games make you NASTY AND VIOLENT
Especially if you are bad at them and keep losing
Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
Up, up and away in my beautiful balloon flying broadband-bot
Microsoft lobs pre-release Windows Phone 8.1 at devs who dare
App makers can load it before anyone else, but if they do they're stuck with it
Nvidia gamers hit trifecta with driver, optimizer, and mobile upgrades
Li'l Shield moves up to Android 4.4.2 KitKat, GameStream comes to notebooks
Gimme a high S5: Samsung Galaxy S5 puts substance over style
Biometrics and kid-friendly mode in back-to-basics blockbuster
AMD unveils Godzilla's graphics card – 'the world's fastest, period'
The Radeon R9 295X2: Water-cooled, 5,632 stream processors, 11.5TFLOPS
Sony battery recall as VAIO goes out with a bang, not a whimper
The perils of having Panasonic as a partner
NORKS' own smartmobe pegged as Chinese landfill Android
Fake kit in the hermit kingdom? That's just Kim Jong-un-believable!
prev story

Whitepapers

Mainstay ROI - Does application security pay?
In this whitepaper learn how you and your enterprise might benefit from better software security.
Five 3D headsets to be won!
We were so impressed by the Durovis Dive headset we’ve asked the company to give some away to Reg readers.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Mobile application security study
Download this report to see the alarming realities regarding the sheer number of applications vulnerable to attack, as well as the most common and easily addressable vulnerability errors.