Professional SLRs From Canon, Fuji, Kodak, Nikon and Pentax Take
Full Advantage of SanDisk's Fastest CompactFlash and SD Cards
SAN DIEGO, CA, May 5, 2004 - SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ:SNDK) announced today that its Extreme™ and Ultra II CompactFlash® and SD cards took top honors in speed and performance tests in 9 out of 13 professional digital single lens reflex (SLR) cameras from Canon, Fuji, Kodak, Nikon and Pentax. According to performance tests conducted by Rob Galbraith, a renowned photojournalist and industry consultant, the Extreme and Ultra II cards earned the fastest speed rating in the majority of cameras actively being tested including the Canon EOS-1D Mark II, which can record 8.2 megapixel images at up to 8.5 frames per second, and the EOS Digital Rebel, 10D, and 1D. SanDisk's cards also received the highest scores on the Nikon D70, D100 and D2H models.
Details of these comprehensive tests can be found at www.robgalbraith.com.
"Rob Galbraith is a definitive resource for digital photographers and we are very proud to have the SanDisk Extreme and Ultra II cards consistently take the top positions on speed and performance," said Tanya Chuang, a SanDisk retail product marketing manager. "He performs real-world tests that focus on the things that matter most to professional photographers and is very well respected within the entire photography industry."
Rob Galbraith's CompactFlash Performance Database is a compilation of write and read speed tests results that are designed to aid serious and professional photographers in selecting the most effective flash storage cards for a digital SLR. The database also includes card-to-computer transfer rates, an increasingly important metric for large capacity cards. The tests were independently conducted and used both JPEG and RAW images, the two most common file formats used in digital photography.
SanDisk Extreme and SanDisk Ultra II cards are targeted primarily at the professional digital camera and 'prosumer' market where 4 megapixel or higher resolution digital cameras require significantly faster memory cards. Each card features a minimum write speed of 9 megabytes per second (MB/sec.) and a minimum read speed of 10MB/sec1.
SanDisk Extreme CompactFlash
SanDisk Ultra II CompactFlash
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SanDisk Ultra II
The SanDisk Extreme and Ultra II cards are also available in the Memory Stick PRO format that was released after these speed tests were conducted. These cards match the corresponding performance of the SD Ultra II and Extreme cards and come in similar capacities.
SanDisk, the world's largest supplier of flash memory data storage products, designs, manufactures and markets industry-standard, solid-state data, digital imaging and audio storage products using its patented, high density flash memory and controller technology. SanDisk is based in Sunnyvale, CA.
The matters discussed in this news release contain forward looking statements that are subject to certain risks and uncertainties as described under the caption, "Factors That May Affect Future Results" in the company's annual report on Form 10-K-A and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The companies assume no obligation to update the information in this release.
SanDisk's web site/home page address: http://www.sandisk.com