Digital SLR cameras are eating up flash memory like there’s no tomorrow. With common DSLRs like the Nikon D90 from Costco you’ll find the average JPEG is 11MBs big. You switch to RAW format and that will triple. These examples are for a standard DSLR camera, now consider the high resolution of a professional series like the D5000 or D3X.
This is why photographers will be rejoiced to hear Lexar’s new line of SD media is topping the range of 64GB and 128GB. Granted the price isn’t cheap, but if you truly care about these higher capacities and can see how it will benefit YOU, then you’re probably a photographer who doesn’t care as much about price as you do about functionality and performance.
The 64GB and 128GB SDXC cards guarantee a transfer rate of 133x or about 20MB+ per second.
The Lexar branded SD media isn’t available until Feb or Mar so it’ll give you enough time to save up the money for the $399USD 64GB version or the $699USD 128GB version. To bad you just can’t connect a $50 portable USB hard drive instead.