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  Date: 18/12/2012

High speed CompactFlash memory cards from Toshiba for digital cameras

Toshiba to launch a new line of high read write speed CompactFlash (CF) memory cards, the EXCERIA PRO2 series, expressly targeting the digital single lens reflex camera market. 16GB, 32GB, 64GB size cards are expected in the market in spring of 2013.

The EXCERIA PRO CF cards in made out of Toshiba's NAND flash memory chips with dedicated firmware. They achieve a read speed of 160MB/s and write speed of 150MB/s4, the speed required for today's high-end digital SLR cameras.

These cards are also compatible with the latest Video Performance Guarantee standard, VPG-20. VPG-20 secures Full HD video capture streams at a minimum write speed of 20MB/s for compatible host devices and recording media. VPG-20 enables high quality Full HD video capture at high frame rates with no dropped frames.

Toshiba quotes "The market for DSLR is expected to grow by some 50% in the period 2012 to 2015 and demand for CF cards will grow with it. Toshiba aims to capture a 30% market share by 2015 by developing high performance memory cards."

 
          
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