Kingston Digital Europe Ltd, a subsidiary of Kingston Digital Inc, today announced it is releasing a line of Secure Digital High-Capacity (SDHC) Video cards for use in digital camcorders. Overcoming the problems consumers face in estimating how much recording time is available, the Kingston SDHC Video cards’ capacities are described on the packaging with the approximate recording time in minutes and is available in 60 (4GB), 120 (8GB) and 240 (16GB) minutes.
“The demand for larger storage is growing in importance as digital camcorder use is increasing, especially with more consumers shooting high definition videos,” said Kirsty Miller, Product marketing manager - Consumer, Kingston Digital Europe Ltd. “The concept of releasing the new cards is driven by the increased usage of HD-capable flash-memory-based camcorders and hybrid camcorders that contain both hard drives and card slots. The Kingston SDHC Video cards are perfect for high definition camcorders, making them ideal for capturing 1080i High Definition recording. They can also be used in recording standard video and work in digital still cameras that have video capabilities or even MP3 players”.
The Kingston SDHC Video cards now available feature a Class 4 speed rating, which guarantees a minimum data transfer rate of 4MB/sec., making for efficient transfer speeds of files to a PC. They also come with the Kingston lifetime warranty.
The SDHC Video Card 8GB and 16GB capacities will be shipping in EMEA within the first quarter of 2009.
Kingston SDHC Video Card Features and Specifications:
• Capacities1: 60 min. (4GB); 120 min. (8GB); 240 min. (16GB2)
• Dimensions: 0.94" x 1.26" x 0.08" (24mm x 32mm x 2.1mm)
• Weight: 0.09ozs (2.5g)
• High-Speed Class Rating: Class 4: 4MB/sec.
• Operating Temperature: -13°F to 185°F (-25°C to 85°C)
• Storage Temperature: -40°F to 185°F (-40°C to 85°C)
• Voltage: 3.3v
• Compliant: with SDHC host devices; not compatible with standard SD-enabled devices/readers
• File Format: FAT32
• Reliable: lifetime warranty3
• Simple: as easy as plug and play.
Kingston Video SDHC Card Capacities and Pricing
Part Number: KE-C104G-1WQ; (4GB)
Capacity: 60 Minutes (4GB) SDHC Video Card
MSRP Subject to change: £9.10 (excluding VAT)
Video Record Times3
Video Content 6Mbps 9Mbps 13Mbps
4GB 90 min, 60 min. 42 min.
8GB 180 min. 120 min. 83 min.
16GB2 361 min. 240 min. 166 min.
1Please note: Some of the listed capacity is used for formatting and other functions and thus is not available for data storage.
216GB cards may require updated device drivers. Consult the device documentation for requirements.
3Number of minutes based on internal testing. Results may vary.
About Kingston Digital, Inc.
Kingston Digital, Inc. (“KDI”) is the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the world’s largest independent manufacturer of memory products. Established in 2008, KDI is headquartered in Fountain Valley, California, USA. For more information, please call +44 (0)1932 738888.
Kingston and the Kingston logo are registered trademarks of Kingston Technology Corporation. All rights reserved. All other marks may be the property of their respective titleholders.
Emilie Beneitez Lefebvre, Kingston Technology Europe Ltd
T: +44(0)19 3273 8813 - E: ebeneitez[.]kingston-technology.com.
Annie Kasmai, Catalysis
T: +44(0)20 7107 2476 - E: annie.kasmai[.]catalysis.co.uk.