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Microdia to Release ("FIRST!") 64GB CompactFlash Card

While several companies are working on a 64GB CompactFlash card, Microdia will be the first to actually bring the technology to store shelves (in Australia) this month. Dubbed the Microdia 64GB XTRA ELITE CF, the card features super fast 45MB/second read and write speeds and promises to hold somewhere around 19,000 high resolution JPEGs from a 20MP camera. No word on price yet. Read on for the full press release.

BRISBANE: Flash memory company, Microdia, launched its new business in Australia with a world-first 64 GB compact flash card shown first at PMA - the Microdia XTRA ELITE CF card has a 45 MBS data transfer rate and can store up to a claimed 19,000 photos.

Microdia founder and CEO, Louis Leung, said that it specifically chose the PMA expo in Australia to launch the new card as a demonstration of the company's commitment to the local market as well as a showcase of its credentials.

"We have only been in Australia for a matter of weeks, and decided the best way to demonstrate our capabilities and intent to offer the world's best flash memory products here was to launch this product at Australia's leading professional photography trade show, PMA."

Although a new brand to the Australian market, Leung pointed out that his company has an established track record in memory technology.

"As a new brand to Australia, but as the world's second largest flash memory company - in terms of production capacity - with a 17 year history, globally launching the 64GB CF card in Australia at PMA will give us tremendous early momentum in this market."

Microdia's claim that the 64GB card can store up to 19,000 high resolution photos is based on a 20 megapixel camera taking jpeg images.


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You have no idea what you're talking about.

I have been saying that for years. Glad someone finally agrees with me.

CF has been around for the past decade and it's still going strong

Not being argumentative, but I guess my definition of 'going strong' would mean that most devices still use the format. But, the digital camera, MP3 market, and just about everyone has dumped CF in favor of SD variations, haven't they? And, as much as we all hate Sony's Memory Stick (yes, it is in 'duo' format now), they have (more or less) stuck with it, meaning that it's share of the digital camera world is higher than CF, isn't it?

I will not argue the technical superiority of it. The fact that it is still essentially the same after a decade says a lot. My point was that at the beginning of the decade, it was the format of choice. Now, I just do not see anyone using it anymore.

That said, I do not know what I am talking about.