Lexar Professional releases 1TB card!

5 months 2 weeks ago #624856 by Gabriel Photos
$400 bucks!!

Crazy to think how many photos you can fit on that!  

www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1451117-R...l_sdxc_card_1tb.html


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5 months 2 weeks ago #624860 by One Wish
Dang, that is a lot of space!  


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5 months 2 weeks ago #624864 by Khelm
Other than video or large format cameras who would need it?  I don't know of practical applications for it.


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5 months 2 weeks ago #624877 by Ian Stone
How many 50MP shots you think you can fit on that? 


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5 months 2 weeks ago #624884 by Cathy Kadolph
Looks like that would hold a few photos.  About 10,000 Nikon D850 photos would be stored on that! 

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5 months 2 weeks ago #624910 by Nikon Shooter

Khelm wrote: Other than video or large format cameras who would need it?  I don't know of practical applications for it.


Right, will simplify video productions but, when it comes
to medium format, the shooting sessions do not go the
way smaller format go, so I will stay on the 256 MB with
the IQ80 location sessions.

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5 months 2 weeks ago #624960 by Toby J
Can you image having that thing full and losing the card.  OUCH!


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5 months 2 weeks ago #625083 by Howard T
I read this yesterday.  This reminds me back in the day leaps in hard drive space.  Won't be long before we see 5TB SD cards.  


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5 months 2 weeks ago #625149 by Frost Photography
Impressive, but I have no need for something like that.  I have their 256gb card and barely fill that up.

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5 months 2 weeks ago #625187 by Scott Klubeck
I think I'll need 4 of those :whistle:


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5 months 2 weeks ago #625225 by Patrick G
More for videographers


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5 months 2 weeks ago #625322 by EOS_Fan
That's a lot of card to have your photos on!  


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5 months 2 weeks ago #625356 by J Hemingway
Something slick for technology :beerbang:


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5 months 1 week ago #625459 by Fess Walker
Who in their right mind is going to walk around with 1TB of images on a single memory card?  Hollywood movie productions.  

As I see it, SanDisk announced 1TB some years ago, didn't do anything with it.  Lexar is in trouble, so they need a big news in their favor, so they release something like this more for PR vs practicality.  Just my 2 cents.  I'm guessing SanDisk pulled the plug on the 1TB project because the lack of solid market for this size of a card.  


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5 months 1 week ago #625481 by garyrhook

Fess Walker wrote: Who in their right mind is going to walk around with 1TB of images on a single memory card?  Hollywood movie productions.  

As I see it, SanDisk announced 1TB some years ago, didn't do anything with it.  Lexar is in trouble, so they need a big news in their favor, so they release something like this more for PR vs practicality.  Just my 2 cents.  I'm guessing SanDisk pulled the plug on the 1TB project because the lack of solid market for this size of a card.  


Have you recorded any 4k video? My 128 GB card holds just under 3 hours of video. Which isn't enough for two stage productions in a single day (matinee and evening). I'm going to need a 256 GB card, but a 1TB card would allow me to shoot several shows over a weekend without running out of space.

A Nikon D850 can write 1000 images to a 64GB card using lossless compression. Half that with no compression. That's not enough space for any reasonable event of any length. And an all day event (oh, a wedding perhaps?) can result in a lot of images.

My point? That 1TB is no longer as spacious as it once was. I can see having a pair of them in a dual-slot camera for stills, and using one for video shoots where you are capturing many shots (think B roll, at the very least). Any effort a few years back would have fallen into the "a solution in search of problem" category. No longer, I suggest.

Therefore, right mind or not (and many would agree with "not") I'd do it if circumstances warranted it.


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