Fujifilm 310x CompactFlash is world's fastest memory card

Another day, another "World's fastest"; this time it's the turn of Fuji, who are frothing with excitement over their new CompactFlash card.  The 310x version offers pro-photographers (because it's most likely they who will take advantage of such things) the fastest sustained write speed of any memory card currently available.  Requiring a UDMA compatible digital SLR or camcorder, the new card boasts a write speed of 46.5MB/sec.

It's all thanks to a specially-designed controller coupled with the latest in SLC flash memory.  In fact, the improvements introduce a big gap in Fuji's range; the next option is the 100x CompactFlash card, which tops out at a measly 15MB/sec.

Three versions of the 310x card will be available; 4, 8 and 16GB.  Pricing is £49.99 ($98), £119.99 ($235) and £209.99 ($411) respectively, and they'll be available in the UK at the end of July 2008. 

Press Release:

Fujifilm launches fastest CompactFlash to date

The professionals' choice of storage device with Fujifilm quality

Fujifilm UK Ltd has announced the launch of a new 310x version of its CompactFlash card. The Fujifilm Professional UDMA enabled 310x CompactFlash card offers the fastest sustained write speed of any memory card available today.

Using a specially designed controller and the latest SLC flash memory chips, the Fujifilm 310x CompactFlashTM card is available in 4GB, 8GB and 16GB capacities.

This memory card provides support for the latest generation of UDMA compatible digital SLRs and professional video cameras. With a staggering sustained write speed of 46.5MB/sec, the Fujifilm 310x CompactFlashTM card will cope with every picture a professional photographer could ever want to take and more!

*Correct at time of going to print and based on Fujifilm test matrix data.

Availability & pricing

The Fujifilm 310x CompactFlash card is available from UK retailers end of July 2008. Pricing is as follows:

310x CompactFlashTM card 4GB – SRP £49.99

310x CompactFlashTM card 8GB – SRP £119.99

310x CompactFlashTM card 16GB – SRP £209.99

Contact details for customers

For information about Fujifilm and its products, please visit: http://www.fujifilm.co.uk or call 0870 084 1310

About Fujifilm

Fujifilm is a global leader in imaging technology, products and services including digital cameras, photofinishing, digital storage and recording media, consumer and professional film, motion picture film, professional video, printing systems, medical imaging, office technology, flat panel displays and graphic arts. The company employs more than 73,000 people worldwide, with 178 subsidiaries stretching across four continents.

Uniquely placed to be a market leader in digital imaging, Fujifilm develops and manufactures its own sensors, lenses and processing technology. In addition to its production plants and R&D operations in Japan, the company has key manufacturing facilities in Europe and the USA for core products such as colour film, colour paper, single use cameras and CTP printing plates, and has further factories in Brazil and China. It has a global turnover in excess of £13 billion.

In the UK, Fujifilm has been supplying the imaging, printing and graphics industries, as well as consumers, professional and enthusiast photographers, with high quality, innovative products and services for over 25 years. Fujifilm UK currently employs more than 450 people and has become one of the country's most popular photographic and imaging brands.

© 2008, Fujifilm UK Ltd. Specifications are subject to change.