With the advent of high-end displays, basically UHD or 4K resolution, camera technologies have also been upgraded to meet the proper quality. However, shooting video or image in higher quality means that it will be a hefty file in terms of weight.
Thus, recently one of the popular SD card makers SanDisk has launched a high-end SD card called SanDisk Extreme Pro SDXC UHS-I memory card which offers users maximum of 512GB of space to accommodate their files.
The chip was announced a week ago but has been launched just yesterday at an event in Mumbai, India. However, it should be noted that this is not an ordinary one and will not be something that you will get to lay hands on easily as it comes at a hefty price tag of Rs. 51,990. Guess the, "World's highest capacity SD card" is also the most expensive one yet.
The Extreme Pro SDXC UHS-I memory card is also available in 128GB and 256GB variants, but SanDisk hasn't revealed the prices yet.
According to SanDisk, the 512GB Extreme Pro SDXC UHS-I card can deliver write speed of up to 90MB/s and transfer speeds of up to 95MB/s. Additionally, the card is built and tested to work in harsh conditions as a result of which they are temperature proof, water proof and shock proof.
It also has a lifetime limited warranty and has support for RescuePRO Deluxe data recovery software (download required) for recovering accidentally deleted images. All SDXC and SDXC-I (UHS-I) enabled host devices should be able to use the card without issues. On the other hand, the 64GB SanDisk Extreme Pro SDXC UHS-I card features Class 10 and UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) ratings.
The latest SD card is, as said earlier, targeted at still photographers and videographers who shoot 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD), 1080p (FHD) videos, and capture photographs in high-speed burst mode.
The American storage company also went on to launch what it claims to be the world's fastest microSD UHS-I memory card, the 64GB SanDisk Extreme Pro SDXC UHS-I. These microSDHC and microSDXC UHS-I cards are available in capacities of 32GB and 64GB which start at Rs. 4,700 and go right up to Rs. 9,700.
Rajesh Gupta, Country Manager India, SanDisk Corporation said, "Features like 4K Ultra HD video recording, which were once only available on a high-end device, have quickly gained popularity and adoption and we are committed to enabling the next generation of video capture and sharing with these cards."