Memory cards can cost a lot, especially if their storage capacity is large, not to mention if the data read and write speeds are high. Kingston has decided to make a series that doesn't completely drain one's finances though.
The company didn't actually give out any prices, but it did describe the new SDXC
Class 10 Memory Cards as capable of capturing high-resolution images and Full HD videos “at an affordable price that will not break the budget.”
We imagine it will still take quite a few bucks to buy one. The cards have 64 GB and 128 GB capacities after all.
Still, they will be convenient if a person buys a good camera and isn't left with enough money to get a high-end flash card on top of it.
Kingston decided to use the exFAT file format, while the Class 10 speed rating makes sure transfers never go below 10 MB/s.
As far as endurance goes, the Secure Digital Extended Capacity Class 10 can survive at -40°C to 85°C and work at -25°C to 85°C.
That said, the operating voltage of the newcomers is 3.3V. As a bonus, Kingston designed the card with a write-protect switch.
"It is important to note that although SDXC cards are identical in size to standard SD cards, they have a different design and are only recognized by SDXC host devices," said Nathan Su, flash memory sales director, APAC Region, Kingston.
"Consumers need to make sure that their camera or camcorder carries the SDXC logo to ensure compatibility and make the most of the new, huge capacity options."
Kingsaton's SDXC Class 10 cards are sold with lifetime warranty and the assurance of free technical support, should it be required. Prices will be revealed whenever retailers and online stores get their first shipments, which shouldn't take too long.