At the Panasonic HD Networking Convention in Valencia, it was revealed that the miniature whopper will be hitting the market in April for the princely sum of €499 (£375).
SD will dominate the flash market
The Class 6 SDHC card will offer a throughput of 20MB/s – twice that of Class 4 devices – and will be specified to operate in temperatures from -25C to +85C, pleasing both Antarctic and Tropical explorers alike.
The memory itself utilises 50nm Multi-Level Cell NAND Flash. A proprietary high-density mounting crams two sets of eight 16Gbit chips stacked together with two controllers into a regular-sized SDHC card format.
The 32GB SDHC card will be large enough to store at least 5 hours of Full HD video, so will make a perfect partner for its range of SD camcorders, including the recently launched HDC-SD9.
Panasonic expects SD to have 73 per cent of the removable storage market by 2010. With capacities like these becoming available, the prediction might just come true.