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Lexar 133x CompactFlash and SD cards with write speeds up to 20MB/s announced

Lexar 133x CompactFlash and SD cards with write speeds up to 20MB/s announced - Like all of Lexars Professional series CompactFlash memory cards, the new 133X cards include Lexars Write Acceleration Technology (WA). The WA technology allows digital cameras to exchange and store images faster, thus attaining near instantaneous image-write speeds in cameras supporting this feature.

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Lexar 133x CompactFlash and SD cards with write speeds up to 20MB/s announced
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Lexar Media, a world leader in advanced digital media technologies announced availability of its new Professional CompactFlash and Secure Digital flash memory cards designed to deliver optimal performance in all digital SLR cameras and speed-rated 133X, or capable of a minimum sustained write speed of 20MB per second. Lexars new flash memory products signify the companys continued commitment to providing professional photographers with reliable flash memory cards that deliver near instantaneous image read and write speeds, and seamless operation throughout each step of the digital imaging workflow process enabling the user to spend more time taking pictures.

"Our new 133X cards allow digital SLR cameras to optimally perform as they were designed, to transfer images and information almost instantaneously, beneficial in a number of ways to the photographers digital imaging workflow, said John Omvik, director of professional product marketing, Lexar. Lexars new 133X cards are ideal for those photographers who require reliable, high-performance flash memory that makes the most of all the professional-level features available in their digital SLR camera.

Like all of Lexars Professional series CompactFlash memory cards, the new 133X cards include Lexars Write Acceleration Technology (WA). The WA technology allows digital cameras to exchange and store images faster, thus attaining near instantaneous image-write speeds in cameras supporting this feature. In addition, the new 133X CompactFlash and SD cards include Image Rescue 2.0, Lexars award-winning image recovery software, and a trial version of Photo Mechanic 4.0, the popular image browsing software from Camera Bits. As with all of Lexars professional products, each card includes a lifetime warranty and unlimited access to Lexars dedicated technical support team for professional photographers.

Second to reliability, speed is the name of the game in digital photography, and Lexar has a lengthy history providing cards and accessories that are not only fast but also substantially improve workflow, said professional photographer Vincent Laforet. Having 133X cards in both card formats allows me to leverage both slots in my Canon EOS 1D Mark II. By storing RAW files on my CF cards and JPEGs on my SD card, I maximize my cameras technology and reduce administrative time when Im back in my studio, he added.

I am constantly working from remote locations like the Alaskan Wildlife Refuge and the Australian rainforests, so I need fast cards with the maximum capacity", said professional wildlife photographer Moose Peterson. I am very impressed with Lexars new 133X CompactFlash card because I know that they are capable of rapidly storing and uploading large images, especially those taken during burst mode shooting with the Nikon D2Hs. I love taking as many pictures as I can without changing cards and I shoot confidently knowing that in addition to an immediate write speed, the 4GB 133X has plenty of room for my largest files."

In addition to a valuable suite of software, Lexar is providing additional value to its 2GB SD flash memory card package by including a high-speed USB 2.0 Card Reader with its 133X cards to proactively address an industry compatibility issues that may otherwise arise with some SD card readers. Lexars new 133X speed-rated Professional Series CompactFlash and SD flash memory cards will be available throughout Europe from 1st March 2006.

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