Panasonic is about to release its first 64GB and 48GB SDXC memory cards into the Australian marketplace.


January 28, 2010: Panasonic is about to release its first 64GB and 48GB SDXC memory cards into the Australian marketplace.
The new SDXC cards offer Class 10 speed specification and are the company’s largest Gold cards. They will go on sale in Australia in February 2010 with retail prices of $1,399 for the RP-SDW64G (64GB) and $1,049 for the RP-SDW48G (48GB) cards. SDXC is the next generation SD memory card and provides a new standard for storing data ranging from 32GB up to 2 terabytes. Such high capacity is ideal for recording AVCHD High Definition video and the large image files produced by the latest still cameras, particularly in RAW+JPEG mode with high-speed continuous shooting.
With the Class 10 speed specification and maximum data transfer speed of up to 22MB/s, the 64GB SDXC card can hold up to 8 hours and 30 minutes of Full HD video recorded at the highest quality setting. The 48GB SDXC card has nearly the same capacity as a dual-layer Blu-ray Disc. It can hold 6 hours and 20 minutes of HD video content recorded in HA mode and 20 hours and 20 minutes when recorded in HE mode.
The new cards come with Panasonic’s newly-developed Super Intelligent Controller, an evolution from the current technology used in the Silver Series SD Memory Cards. With this controller, flash memory is automatically refreshed with error correction to prevent data damage and ensure a longer lifetime. They also include technology for minimising accidental corruption caused by a power interruption, such as the device being dropped, or the Memory Card being removed while data is being transferred. Panasonic’s SDXC cards remain reliable across a temperature range from -25 °C to 85 °C.
Panasonic has also announced the expansion of its Class 4 SILVER series of SD cards, with new 32-GB and 24-GB SDHC cards available in Australia from February 2010. The new SILVER series models also feature an Intelligent Controller and data transfer speeds up to 20MB/s, with retail prices of $299 (RP-SDP32G) and $219 (RP-SDP24G). For more information phone 132 600 or visit