With the megapixels race showing no signs of slowing down, file sizes are becoming larger each day. If you are a professional wedding photographer or a photojournalist covering sports events, you are most likely to outgrow those 8GB memory cards, which seemed like an abyss a couple of years back.
Well, having a high capacity card might get you enough space, but the new megapixel monsters come with buffers that get filled in the matter of a few seconds when used in ‘continuous high’ mode. The possible solution would be a high capacity memory card with very high writing speed so that the camera can free the buffer by continuously writing files to the memory card at high speeds. Here comes Sandisk Extreme SDXC UHS-I cards, aimed to relieve you of this headache. These cards are available in two capacities—64 and 128GB. The Extreme UHS-I cards offer 300x, or 45 MB/sec read/write speed, so that you can capture fast action in still images or Full HD videos without worrying too much.
These cards feature Error Correction Code (ECC) engine that improves overall data integrity and reliability during reading and writing. Moreover, the cards have been built and tested to withstand harsh conditions. According to Sandisk, the cards are water proof, temperature proof, shock and vibration proof, X-ray proof, Magnet proof, and Impact proof. The cards are tested to withstand up to 72 hours in 1m salt or fresh water, -13 to 185ºF, up to 500G of shock, airport X-rays, magnetic fields, and up to 5m drops and being run over by a 5-ton delivery truck. The cards retail at an MRP of Rs.51,799, carry a limited lifetime warranty and are available in all leading outlets.