Any DSLR camera owner can tell you that when it comes to shooting 10-to-12 megapixels or larger RAW format images, you need a giant memory card. Most of us might think the 8GB SDHC cards are still pretty big, but not Toshiba.
Toshiba (requires registration) announced they will have humongous 32GB and 16GB SDHC memory cards in the market soon. The Toshiba 32GB SDHC card, model SD-M32G, is set to be available in January 2008 and will be a class 4 speed card.
The 16GB SDHC card, model SD-M16G, will be available much sooner in October of 2007. The 16GB SDHC card will sell for about $350 when it hits market in October.
If you think that’s a lot of coin for a memory card wait untill you hear this, the 32GB SDHC card will retail for a cool $700. These SDHC cards will also be good choices for those with expandable PMP devices and phones using SDHC cards with the bank account balance to afford the high price. Toshiba also announced they intend to sell a 8GB microSDHC card starting in January 2008. Samsung also announced recently they are planning to market a 8GB microSDHC card.
Toshiba says the 32GB SDHC, 16GB SDHC and the 8GB microSDHC cards will all have the same 6MB/s maximum write speed and require 2.7-3.6V to operate. The class 4 specifications say these cards must each sustain a minimum 4MB/s write speed.
quote: Anything that can handle an SDHC card can handle an SD card. They're not mutually exclusive.
quote: The only real difference between the two is the file system used. SD uses FAT16 (maximum volume size of 2GB) whereas SDHC uses FAT32 (Max volume size of 8TB, in theory, in practice, 2TB, because of OS limitations)
quote: Considering an average lens for an slr can run 5-10 thousand dollars...
quote: Also figure that film for a medium format slr can run 20-30 dollars a roll, than 700 bucks seems like a lot less...