Sony, Nikon and SanDisk with new industry standards for Next-Generation Memory Card Format

The three companies – SanDisk, Sony and Nikon Corporation today announced the joint development of a set of specifications which they proposed to the CompactFlash Association (CFA) and address the future requirements of professional photography and video markets.

The new proposed specifications, reflects the professional photography and high definition video requirements that needs memory cards capable of processing significantly larger files. They proposed to be used PCI Express to achieve data transfer rates of up to 500 megabytes per second and to extend theoretical maximum capacities beyond 2TB, which will enable imaging and video applications that could not be accomplished using the current CompactFlash specification’s Parallel ATA (PATA).

Nikon Sony and SandDisk

The new specifications will enable continuous burst shooting of massive RAW images, improved HD video recording and quickly transfer big size high-resolution photos and videos from the card to a computer. The new card would be similar  in size to a CompactFlash card, but still no information about backwards compatibility.

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