With cameras coming out these days with ability to record 4K internally, it is imperative to have a high capacity memory card that can hold all that information. It’s not uncommon for photographers to carry multiple high capacity cards with them. SanDisk has now announced a new card that should make the life of videographers a bit easier.
The company has announced the world’s first 512GB SD card; that’s half a terabyte in a postage stamp size chip. Slap two of these in a camera that support two cards and you have a full terabyte of storage space available at your disposal.
The 512GB Extreme PRO UHS-I SDXC card is rated at a write speed of 90MB/s and a read speed of 95MB/s, which should be enough for high bitrate 4K recording or high framerate burst shooting. The card is temperature proof, shock proof, waterproof and x-ray proof and comes with SanDisk’s usual lifetime warranty and RescuePRO Deluxe data recovery software.
Unfortunately, all that storage doesn’t come cheap; the 512GB Extreme PRO will set you back by an eye-watering $799.99. But if you are someone who invests in expensive camera gear and can afford to spend on fast, spacious storage options, then this is worth considering.