Let's say you take a lot of photos. A lot of photos. Like, tens of thousands. Well, SanDisk [NASDAQ:SNDK] announced the CompactFlash card of your dreams this week: a 32GB card, double their old max capacity of 16GB. The new 32GB card will be branded in SanDisk's Extreme III series.
Before this announcement, you couldn't really consider CompactFlash cards anything but still camera storage, for practical purposes. But with that much space, storing even HD video seems feasible: about 80-minutes worth will fit on SanDisk's new card, which isn't too shabby.
With the astounding success of the Flip Ultra, a miniature, bare bones camcorder that retails for under $150, RCA [NASDAQ: VOXX] is feeling pressure to compete. To do that, they're refreshing their line of Small Wonder mini-camcorders, in the hopes of capturing some of the niche that Flip has so cunningly cornered. The new, improved Small Wonder cams will feature better video quality, more storage and different skins, but will lack a rechargable battery. There will be three models, all perhaps as poorly named as the series itself: The MyLife, the Pocket and the Traveler.
With many new camcorders sporting eSATA ports these days, Hitachi (NYSE: HIT) has taken the opportunity to release a Blu-Ray disc burner that can connect directly to an eSATA-enabled camera and burn discs without a computer. The DZ-WR90 is intended to utilize the high quality of some hard drive-based high-definition model camcorders (like those made by Hitachi itself). Hitachi claims that each Blu-Ray disc burned by the DZ-WR90 will hold approximately three hours of full 1920 × 1080 footage and take about 1.5hrs to burn.