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Kingston ships SDHC Class 10 card

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Available in 16, 32GB capacities

By Adorama News Writer

February 26, 2010

High capacity, fast card is designed for Hi-Def Video capture and burst photography; ships today.

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Feb. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the release of an SDHC Class 10 card. Shipping February 26, the Kingston® SDHC Class 10 card is available in 16GB and 32GB capacities. The card meets the Class 10 data transfer rate specification but has an enhanced performance of up to 22MB/sec. read and 18MB/sec. write*.

"As viewing and recording in high definition becomes more popular, the Kingston SDHC Class 10 card's large storage capability allows users to record hours of video on a single card," said Wendy Lecot, Flash card business manager, Kingston. "The Class 10 speed helps photographers optimize their equipment when it comes to shooting in burst mode as the memory card keeps up with sequential capture."

The Kingston SDHC Class 10 card is designed to meet the SD(TM) Association Specification 3.00 with a guaranteed minimum data transfer rate of 10MB/sec. It is the ideal solution for the latest camcorders, digital SLRs and advanced point and shoot cameras. For compatibility, Kingston recommends users look up their device with the Kingston Memory Search tool on the homepage at www.kingston.com.

The 16GB Kingston SDHC Class 10 card (Kingston part#: SD10/16GB) has a suggested retail price of $129.00 (MSRP U.S.) while the 32GB card (Kingston part#: SD10/32GB) has a suggested retail price of $245.00 (MSRP U.S.). The cards are backed by a lifetime warranty, 24/7 tech support and legendary Kingston reliability.

  Kingston SDHC Class 10 Features and Specifications:

    * Capacities**: 16GB. 32GB
    * Dimensions: 0.94" x 1.25" x 0.08" (24mm x 32mm x 2.1mm)
    * Weight: 0.09oz. (2.9g)
    * Performance: Class 10 - 10MB/sec. guaranteed minimum data transfer rate with up to 22MB/sec. read and 18MB/sec. write*
    * Operating Temperature: -13 degrees F to 185 degrees F (-25 degrees C to 85 degrees C)
    * Storage Temperature: -40 degrees F to 185 degrees F (-40 degrees C to 85 degrees C)
    * Voltage: 3.3V
    * Compliant: with the SD Association specification version 3.00
    * Secure: built-in write-protect switch prevents accidental data loss
    * Compatible: with SDHC host devices; not compatible with standard SD-enabled devices/readers
    * File Format: FAT32
    * Reliable: lifetime warranty
    * Simple: as easy as plug and play

Kingston SDHC Class 10 Card
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Part Number    Capacity and Features         MSRP (U.S. only)
-----------    ---------------------         ----------------
SD10/16GB      16GB Class 10 SDHC Card           $129.00
---------      -----------------------           -------
SD10/32GB      32GB Class 10 SDHC Card           $245.00
---------      -----------------------           -------

SDHC Card
Capacity            Photo(1)                       Video(2)
--------- -----------------------------   -----------------------------
6MP     8MP    10MP    12MP    6Mbps HD  9Mbps HD  13Mbps HD
Images  Images  Images  Images   Extended  Extended  Extended
16GB      7624    5080    3208    2708     361 min.  240 min.  166 min.
32GB      15248   10160   6416    5416     542 min.  362 min.  251 min.
(MP=Megapixels: MB=Megabytes, GB=Gigabytes)

* Based on internal testing. Performance may vary based on system settings.

** Some of the listed capacity is used for formatting and other functions and thus is not available for data storage. For more information, please consult Kingston's Flash Memory Guide at Kingston.com/Flash_Memory_Guide.

(1) Approximate number of JPEG (compressed file) pictures. JPEG file sizes vary based upon camera model and internal file size and compression settings, as well as user-selected resolution and compression mode settings. In addition, JPEG compression will result in different file sizes based upon picture complexity. Some host devices may not support all of the Flash storage capacities listed. Consult your device's owner's manual for supported capacities.
(2) Actual recording time will vary based upon camera model, selected resolution, compression settings and the content being recorded. Some host devices may not support all of the Flash storage capacities listed. Consult your device's owner's manual for supported capacities.

The above is an unedited press release provided by Kingston.

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