Samsung NX500 Sony CyberShot HX90 Canon PowerShot G3 X Panasonic DMC-FZ330 Nikon Coolpix P900 Olympus Stylus 1s
Samsung NX500 Sony CyberShot HX90 Canon PowerShot G3 X Panasonic DMC-FZ330 Nikon Coolpix P900 Olympus Stylus 1s
  News Headlines APPLE CANON FUJIFILM HTC HUAWEI LG MICROSOFT NIKON OLYMPUS PANASONIC PENTAX SAMSUNG SONY  
Lets Go Digital
 
     
Powered by True
Counted by OneStat.com
SanDisk introduced flexible 4GB CF type I Card
Dennis Hissink : February 21th 2004 - 08:44 CET
Digital Camera Review Test Appareil Photo Numerique Prueba camara digital Digitale Camera Test Dijital Kamera Incelemeleri Digitalkamera Test Digitalkamera
SanDiskStorage capacities of Flash cards are expanding rapidly, but together with this progress a new obstacle occurs; the FAT16 and FAT32 file formats. Most of the digital cameras are not supporting the FAT32 file format so a capacity of more than 2GB was out of the question for most of the consumers. However SanDisk came with a very clever solution. The 4GB SanDisk CompactFlash card features an advanced design from SanDisk that allows it to operate in cameras that use either the FAT16 or FAT32 file formats. It is the only CompactFlash card of its capacity and compatibility level that is available in the popular Type I format and fits into any CompactFlash slot.
SanDisk introduced flexible 4GB CF type I Card The new card can store more than 2,000 high-resolution pictures, or more than 1,000 digital songs or 8 hours of MPEG 4 video (2,155 pictures based on a 4 megapixel digital camera (using 5:1 compression ratio); 1,000 songs based on an average length of 3.5 - 4 minutes/song, 1MB/minute of music; 8 hours of Super Fine MPEG 4 video (320 x 240, 1Mb/sec.).

The 4GB SanDisk CompactFlash card highlights a significant technological breakthrough in compatibility. The File allocation table (FAT) is an area on storage media that contains certain information such as the location of data files, their names, sizes and so on. FAT16, the initial file allocation table that is used by a number of current and most older digital cameras, cannot use CompactFlash cards that are greater than 2GB. FAT32 uses a 32-bit number to point to where the pieces of a file are stored and circumvents the 2GB capacity limit to allow access to storage media up to several Terabytes. Today, only a few manufacturers and camera models utilize the newer FAT32 File format.

The new 4GB SanDisk CompactFlash card features a three-position switch located in the left-hand area of the card so consumers can switch between either a single 4GB (FAT32) volume or two separate 2GB (FAT16) volumes. The switchable 4GB card ensures that users of cameras with either file format will be able to use the new card. For maximum customer satisfaction, SanDisk will initially ship the card in a FAT16 configuration, two FAT 16 partitions, eliminating the need for most users to reposition the switch and reformat. The 4GB CompactFlash card has a suggested retail price of $999.99 and is expected to start shipping in April.




   LetsGoDigital PMA 2004 report
   Next  LetsGoDigital back in the office!
   Previous  SanDisk announces Shoot & Store Flash cards
   News by brand:SanDisk
   News by category:Flash memory
   News by brand and category:SanDisk Flash memory


LetsGoDigital digital camera magazine
Latest SanDisk announcements
SanDisk Extreme Plus MicroSDXC memory card
LG V10 offers next-generation photography and video
SanDisk and HP launch technology collaboration
SanDisk Industrial Grade Flash Storage Solutions
SanDisk USB 3.0 Flash Drives
SanDisk Connect Wireless Flash Drive
SanDisk Automotive Grade Flash Storage Solutions
SanDisk brings a smile on children faces
SanDisk USB drive for iPhone and iPad
Memory cards for 4K Ultra HD video
SanDisk Ultra II SSD
SanDisk flash memory and 4K storage solutions
SanDisk Ultra Dual USB Drive
MP3 Player for Athletes and Fitness Enthusiasts
Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Innovators
 
Twitter LetsGoDigital
Latest news headlines
Canon EOS 7D Mark II bundled with W-E1 adapter
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Mobile World Congress 2017
IFA 2016 Smart World Summit sessions
Logitech protective keyboard case for iPad Pro
Photokina 2016 photography exhibitions
Kyocera DuraForce Pro Android smartphone
IFA 2016 Trade Show Berlin
Galaxy Note7 U.S. Cellular
Nikon D3400
Nikon telephoto lenses with AF-P stepping motor
Photokina 2016 news update
Vodafone 5G enhanced mobile broadband
OnePlus 3 Premium smartphone
Philips monitor with popup web camera
   
CanonCasioFujifilmNikonOlympusHTCSamsungSonyPanasonicNokia
  Accessories Android Apps Camcorders Digital cameras Mobile phones Smartphones Software Tablets   CES CeBIT Gadgets IFA Photokina PMA