Just in time for the 4K Panasonic GH4 camera, Kingston have announced its fastest addition to the Secure Digital product line. The new SDHC/SDXC UHS-I U3 card (Kingston® part #: SDA3/xxGB) allows professionals and consumers to record 4K and other HD video resolutions.
Kingston’s SDHC/SDXC UHS-I U3 card meets the SD Association’s latest specification, UHS-I U3 (Ultra High-Speed Bus, Speed Class 3), which guarantees performance of at least 30MB/s read and write, enough bandwidth to record and playback 4K video without interruption. Available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB capacities, it offers speeds of 90MB/s read and 80MB/s write, which is up to 9x faster (read) and up to 8x faster (write) than standard Class 10 SD cards. The faster speeds ensure the best video and photo integrity by reducing stutter as well as faster PC upload time especially when using USB 3.0 card readers.
The SDHC/SDXC UHS-I U3 is compatible with all SDHC and SDXC host devices. It allows users to capture cinema quality Full HD (1080p), Ultra HD (2160p), 3D, and 4K2K videos on high-performance cameras such as Digital Single Lens Reflex (D-SLR), Digital Single Lens Mirrorless (D- SLM), camcorders and video cameras. In addition, it can also be used for high-density photograph capture in burst or continuous mode, television recording, and live broadcasts. Users capture up to 60 minutes of 4K HD video or shoot high-density image files in RAW or JPEG (up to 8,000 24MP images) on a 64GB card.
The SDHC/SDXC UHS-I U3 is backed by a lifetime warranty and free technical support. For more information, visit kingston.com/us/flash/sd_cards.
Kingston SDHC/SDXC UHS-I U3 Flash Card Features & Specifications:
Versatile: Class 10 performance when used in a non-UHS-I capable device
Compliant: with the SD Card Association specification
Secure: built-in write-protect switch prevents accidental data loss
Compatible: with SDHC & SDXC host devices; SDXC cards are not compatible with SDHC-enabled devices/readers
File format: FAT32 (SDHC 16GB–32GB), exFAT (SDXC 64GB)
Guaranteed: lifetime warranty, free technical support
Capacities1: 16GB, 32GB, 64GB
Dimensions: 24mm x 32mm x 2.1mm
Operating Temperatures: -25°C to 85°C
Storage Temperatures: -40°C to 85°C
Performance2: up to 90MB/s read and 80MB/s write, UHS-I Speed Class 3 (U3)
1 Some of the listed capacity on a Flash storage device is used for formatting and other functions and thus is not available for data storage. As such, the actual available capacity for data storage is less than what is listed on the products. For more information, go to Kingston’s Flash Memory Guide at Kingston.com/flashguide
2 Speed may vary due to host and device configuration.
Please see Kingston for more about their 4K SDHC/SDXC UHS-I U3 cards.