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8GB of Memory Stick PRO Duo
Double the space for double the fun

All the Sony proprietary aficionados out there will be pleased to learn that the 8GB Memory Stick PRO Duo is on display at CES. This news will likely be of great interest to those with Sony Cyber-shots and PSPs, as for devices such as those, no amount of memory ever seems to be enough. Furthermore, beginning this year, a Memory Stick slot will also be standard on all new 2007 Handycam camcorder models.

“The life of the Memory Stick format spans from the dawning of the digital camera to the emergence of today’s high-definition video and gaming products,” said Mike Kahn, senior manager for Memory Stick Media at Sony Electronics. “Throughout all of these advances in the consumer electronics industry, Memory Stick media has remained a constant source of compact and portable flash memory.”

According to Kahn, the 8GB MSX-M8GS Memory Stick model will store approximately 1,500 images in 10-megapixel, fine mode; more than 18 hours of video at 768Kb per seconds in MPEG4 compression; and can hold a collection about 2,000 songs in the MP3 format at 128 kbps with an average of four minutes per song.

Those who want all the added space on a single card will have to pay top dollar – the 8GB Memory Stick PRO Duo media card will be available in February for about $300. For reference, 4GB Memory Stick PRO Duo cards can be had today for under $100.

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By fic2 on 1/9/2007 12:19:53 PM , Rating: 4
Agreed. Why would anybody buy anything that uses Memory Stick? You can get 8G CF for about $100 at newegg. Didn't see any SD, but 4G SD is about $50.

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By dice1111 on 1/9/2007 1:06:54 PM , Rating: 2
Since it's propritary, Sony can use the format to jouge/rob/extort it's customers for more money.

I am a sony customer (ericsson, psp, digicam), and this is how i feel. Like a fool.

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By dice1111 on 1/9/2007 1:11:12 PM , Rating: 2
Did I say customers? I meant victoms.

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By duzytata on 1/9/2007 4:48:56 PM , Rating: 2
I don't know. I just got a 4GB Gaming Memory stick for my PSP under $80 shipped. I don't feel like I was victimized.

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By Serlant on 1/10/2007 4:48:15 AM , Rating: 2
I have a sony k800i (which was free), but i live in the uk and it cost me £25($48) for a 1GB m2 memory stick. :-( i feel victimised. Damn UK. :(

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By daftrok on 1/9/2007 4:41:17 PM , Rating: 2
If you go to, you'll find an SD 8GB for around 100+ dollars.

"If you can find a PS3 anywhere in North America that's been on shelves for more than five minutes, I'll give you 1,200 bucks for it." -- SCEA President Jack Tretton
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