Panasonic to launch World’s First 32GB SDHC Memory Card with Class 6 Speed in April

Panasonic 32GB SDHC Memory Card Panasonic has revealed that the world’s very first 32GB SDHC memory card with Class 6 speed specification will hit shelves in April 2008 across the world. The latest SDHC Memory Card called RP-SDV32GU1K is ideal for users who are looking for High Definition content, since it has the ability to record up to 12 hours of High Definition video.

The recent expansion of High Definition SD Camcorders has increased the demand of AVCHD High Definition video recording, thus the new humungous 32GB card satiates that need. According to Panasonic, when the 32GB SDHC memory card is used with the company’s latest newly released High Definition SD camcorder, the HDC-SD9, the 32GB card can record around 12 hours of 1440 x 1080i High Definition video in HE mode, and approximately 4 hours of 1920 x 1080i full High Definition video in HA mode. With the Class 6 speed specification and maximum data transfer speeds up to 20MB/s, RP-SDV32GU1K card allows users to enjoy fast performance and high-quality recording.

In addition, the card also bundles a new user-friendly labeling feature, through which users can write titles or comments directly onto labels on the front and back of the card. This exciting new feature will soon be incorporated into the other Panasonic SD Memory Card models too, with a running switch from the current card designs

Panasonic’s 32GB SDHC Memory Card will carry a suggested retail price of $699.

The other SDHC card with a similar capacity that can be touted as a close competitor to Panasonic’s latest card is SanDisk’s 32GB SDHC card. However, the slight edge that Panasonic’s card has over SanDisk’s is that the former’s transfer speed is that of 20MB/s, while the latter has that of 15MB/s. SanDisk’s 32GB SDHC card is also slated for an April launch worldwide.