Lexar 133X CF & SD Memory Cards

Lexar announced availability of its new Professional CompactFlash® (CF) and Secure Digital(TM) (SD) flash memory cards designed to deliver optimal performance in all digital SLR cameras. Speed-rated at 133X, Lexar’s new flash memory products are capable of a minimum sustained write speed of 20MB per second and signify the company’s continued commitment to providing professional photographers with reliable flash memory cards that deliver fast image read and write speeds, and seamless operation throughout each step of the digital imaging workflow process enabling the user to spend more time taking pictures.

Lexar Media, Inc., a world leader in advanced digital media technologies,
announced availability of its new Professional CompactFlash® (CF) and Secure
Digital(TM) (SD) flash memory cards designed to deliver optimal performance in
all digital SLR cameras. Speed-rated at 133X, Lexar’s new flash memory products
are capable of a minimum sustained write speed of 20MB per second and signify
the company’s continued commitment to providing professional photographers with
reliable flash memory cards that deliver fast image read and write speeds, and
seamless operation throughout each step of the digital imaging workflow process
enabling the user to spend more time taking pictures.

"Our new 133X cards allow digital SLR cameras to perform optimally and support
the high speed transfer of images and information, and help improve the
photographer’s digital imaging workflow," said John Omvik, director of
professional product marketing, Lexar. "Lexar’s new 133X cards are ideal for
those photographers who require reliable, high-performance flash memory that
makes the most of all the professional-level features available in their digital
SLR camera."

Like all of Lexar’s Professional series CompactFlash memory cards, the new 133X
cards include Lexar’s Write Acceleration Technology (WA). The WA technology is
designed for optimal performance in digital SLR cameras, allowing these cameras
to exchange and store images faster, for super fast image-write speeds. In
addition, the new 133X CompactFlash and SD cards include Image Rescue(TM) 2.0,
Lexar’s award-winning image recovery software, and a trial version of Photo
Mechanic(TM) 4.0, the popular image browsing software from Camera Bits. As with
all of Lexar’s professional products, each card includes a lifetime warranty and
unlimited access to Lexar’s dedicated technical support team for professional
photographers.

"Second to reliability, speed is the name of the game in digital photography,
and Lexar has a lengthy history providing cards and accessories that are not
only fast but also substantially improve workflow," said professional
photographer Vincent Laforet. "Having 133X cards in both card formats allows me
to leverage both slots in my Canon EOS 1D Mark II. By storing RAW files on my CF
cards and JPEGs on my SD card, I maximize my camera’s technology and reduce
administrative time when I’m back in my studio," he added.

"I am constantly working from remote locations like the Alaskan Wildlife Refuge
and the Australian rainforests, so I need fast cards with the maximum capacity,"
said professional wildlife photographer Moose Peterson. "I am very impressed
with Lexar’s new 133X CompactFlash card because I know that they are capable of
rapidly storing and uploading large images, especially those taken during burst
mode shooting with the Nikon D2Hs. I love taking as many pictures as I can
without changing cards and I shoot confidently knowing that in addition to an
immediate write speed, the 4GB 133X has plenty of room for my largest files."

In addition to a valuable suite of software, Lexar is providing additional value
to its 2GB SD flash memory card package by including a high-speed USB 2.0 Card
Reader with its 133X cards to proactively address industry compatibility issues
that may otherwise arise with some SD card readers. Lexar’s new 133X speed-rated
Professional Series CompactFlash and SD flash memory cards are currently
available in photo specialty stores and through online resellers.

Additional information regarding Lexar’s new 133X Professional Series flash
memory cards can be found on the company’s digital photography website, located
at www.lexar.com/dp.

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