Feeds

Sony expands CompactFlash range

Snap more, store more

SANS - Survey on application security programs

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.

SANS - Survey on application security programs

More from The Register

next story
WTF happened to Pac-Man?
In his thirties and still afraid of ghosts
Reg man builds smart home rig, gains SUPREME CONTROL of DOMAIN – Pics
LightwaveRF and Arduino: Bright ideas for dim DIYers
Leaked pics show EMBIGGENED iPhone 6 screen
Fat-fingered fanbois rejoice over Chinternet snaps
Microsoft signs Motorola to Android patent pact – no, not THAT Motorola
The part that Google never got will play ball with Redmond
Apple patent LOCKS drivers out of their OWN PHONES
I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't let you text that
Happy 25th birthday, Game Boy!
Monochrome handset ushered in modern mobile gaming era
Slip your finger in this ring and unlock your backdoor, phone, etc
Take a look at this new NFC jewellery – why, what were you thinking of?
Rounded corners? Pah! Amazon's '3D phone has eye-tracking tech'
Now THAT'S what we call a proper new feature
Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
Up, up and away in my beautiful balloon flying broadband-bot
prev story

Whitepapers

Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
SANS - Survey on application security programs
In this whitepaper learn about the state of application security programs and practices of 488 surveyed respondents, and discover how mature and effective these programs are.
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.