SanDisk Corporation has begun shipping 64Gb flash memory cards based on the companyr’s advanced X4 flash memory technology. Five years in the making, X4 (4-bits-per-cell) technology holds twice as many bits in each cell as conventional multi-level cell (MLC) NAND memory chips. Based on 43nm process technology, the 64Gb NAND flash chip is the highest-density single-die memory device in the world to enter production. SanDisk is shipping 8GB and 16GB SDHC cards as well as 8GB and 16GB Memory Stick PRO Duo cards with X4 technology.
Sony have revealed their highest-capacity Memory Stick PRO Duo card to date. The Memory Stick PRO Duo line now goes all the way up to 32GB thanks to the launch of a new high-capacity model. Handycam owners shooting in FH mode (1920 x 1080 Full HD) can now record 225 minutes (3 hours 45 minutes) of HD video using a single card. And with the latest models of their Cyber-shot digital camera range, each video clip now can be recorded up to 29 minutes (using Fine mode: MP4 1280 x 720). The new card will be available from the end of September for about $200.
And newly announced Cyber-shot™ TX1 and WX1 are allowing a continuous burst of full-resolution images and creating sweeping panoramas by combining a burst of images. These outstanding features demand an uncompromising approach to the memory. With its ability to store 7 hours 38 minutes of HD video (1280 x 720, 30 fps,mono) or 6,500 pictures at 12 megapixel resolution pictures, the Memory Stick PRO Duo 32GB is great news for Cyber-shot owners as well as anyone with an HD Handycam.
Awesome, this is great. But I'm now using the Compact Flash Memory and going to be buying the Sony Cyber Shot DSC HX1 next week. And I'm using the 64GB compact flash memory. So, Sony being as advanced as they are, must be able to produce/create a 64GB ProDuo Memory? Well, I hope it will be here soon. Being that I already own a 64GB, feels like I would be downgrading to go down to a 32GB. Guess I'll have to settle for the 32GB Pro Due, and at least be happy that it's available. Before reading this article, I didn't even know what capacities the Sony ProDuo Memory came in. 32GB will definitely get me started. That's for sure. Thank you Sony. But please come out with some Much Bigger Memory Capacities. That would just be completely sweet. After all, I take several thousand pictures each day, and I shoot allot of video with my camera each day as well. I'm a Photojournalist. Guess that's just average in my line of work/Play.