SanDisk Extreme III 16-Gigabyte Compactflash Card

SanDisk Corporation today introduced the 12- and 16-gigabyte (GB) SanDisk Extreme III CompactFlash cards to its award-winning Extreme III performance line, making these the highest capacity cards in the world. The new high-performance, large-capacity cards are ideal for professional photographers who shoot RAW or high-resolution JPG files and need the performance, reliability and capacity to capture these large files. The new SanDisk Extreme III CompactFlash cards can also be used with the Grass Valley Infinity Series Digital Media Camcorder, the first camcorder introduced in the broadcast industry that uses non-proprietary, removable, solid-state flash memory cards as recording and playback media.

The new SanDisk Extreme III Compact Flashcards will have minimum write and read speeds of 20 megabytes per second (MB/sec.) .The SanDisk Extreme III 12GB Compact Flash will retail for approximately $779.99 and the 16GB card for approximately $1,049.99. Both cards will be available from December 2006.