Panasonic launches new memory cards
Manama, July 27, 2009
Panasonic today launched its new gold series of secure digital high capacity (SDHC) memory cards with class 10 speed specifications, offering more than 12 hours of continuous high definition recording.
The new SDHC cards are more durable and shock resistant since there are no moving parts and are capable of functioning in temperatures ranging from -25˚C to +85˚C.
“Our new line of SDHC cards is a perfect partner for our award winning cameras,” said Hitesh Ojha, product manager, Panasonic Marketing, Middle East.
“We strongly believe that SD and SD high capacity (SDHC) memory cards are the key. By using these postage stamp-sized memory cards as recording media, Panasonic is able to achieve small sized but powerful camcorders which give users complete flexibility to consumers to take their camcorder with them where ever they go,” he added.
These cards have been manufactured exclusively in Japan, and the Gold line series will be the world’s first memory cards to adopt new class 10 speed.
The new series will be available in the following four models: RP-SDW04G(4GB) / RP-SDW08G(8GB) / RP-SDW16G(16GB) / RP-SDW32G(32GB).
The 32GB high capacity model was awarded the 2009 TIPA (Technical Image Press Association) Award as best imaging storage media.
The Gold line series inherits the advantages of the current Class 6 line with further enhanced speed performance. Its Class 10 speed capability as well as maximum speed of 22MB per second combined with intelligent controller is ideal for large volume data recording and transmission in high definition applications.
The cards also allows for high-speed data transfer from a card to a PC. A large volume of AVCHD full high definition video data fully written on a new Gold card can be transferred to a PC approximately 40 per cent faster compared to the current Class 4 card.
Panasonic will also introduce a Silver line series with Class 4 speed specification and maximum speed of up to 20MB per second, ideal for high definition video recording.
The new models will come with eco-friendly packages, as the plastic used in previous packaging has been reduced by 90 per cent. – TradeArabia News Service