Lexar 128GB SDXC Card Now Shipping

find-price-button Lexar Pro 128GB SDXC Media

That sexy new Lexar 128GB SDXC Card is now shipping (first metioned here: http://cheesycam.com/lexar-sdxc-media-cards/). The fact that this comes with the name Lexar at the introductory price is already exciting. Interesting that on Lexar's own website, the Buy It Now price is $80 dollars more than at B&H. Sounds expensive upfront, but those who remember having to pay over $1,000 dollars for a very small amount of sxs Memory feel the deal.

Sure it's not something DSLR shooters will go nuts over, but there's plenty of higher end cameras that can take advantage of these new Extra Capacity cards. Of course the newly announced Sony NEX-FS100E could benefit, but even other cameras like Canon's XA10 Pro-Sumer video camera would be a nice home, since it has a feature to use Double SDXC card slots and record simultaneously (for redundancy). Maybe an sxs adapter will be available to fit the new Sony PMW-F3 and take some of the cost of ownership down a bit. I'm just more curious to see if a Canon T2i can see that much 128GB memory..

[Update] For those who questioned the demand on such high priced media, it just sold out in a few hours. About two weeks out, but you can still order.

10 thoughts on “Lexar 128GB SDXC Card Now Shipping

  1. Emm

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    @g-dot - I am about 99.9% sure that cannot initiate Video mode. It can only 'see' what the viewfinder sees and can trigger the shutter to take a photo. It cannot start and stop video mode.

  2. Emm

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    @Roberto - Very true, but that's mainly addressing DSLRs. For cameras that can eat through file size with high bitrates, 128GB won't be very much footage. Of course, this is all in the future of cameras...

  3. g-dot

    from what i know pretty much all the canon dslr that use sd can use the sdxc. sounds maybe like magic lantern needs a hack for that and also a hack to start video recording from a shutter command how nice would it be to be able to use this also to start and stop as well. Aputure.com/en/product/gigitube_wireless_digital_viewfinder.php has any one used this already....

  4. Shane Hurlbut recommends 8g cards to avoid overheating. Also, if something goes wrong with a large card you'll lose a lot of footage.

  5. Nikolas

    why the specs have:
    Minimum Write Speed is 20MB/s
    and the clash is 10?
    I know that the class represents the min write speed.

  6. Nick

    I don't see how these would benefit DSLR shooters at all..who walks around with 10+ hours of footage on their memory card without dumping? I feel like that's the easiest way to accidentally lose an entire day (or three!) of shooting. My philosophy is dump early/dump often.

  7. @emm the 29minute limit on some cameras is due tax reasons. Some countries think it is a video camera if it can record more than 29minutes - people have been hacking this limit f.ex. from GH1 off on firmware. Canon typically can record 12minutes before hitting the 4GB limit with it's codec bit rate and then you can just re-start to do another file..

    60D at least supports SDXC if I remember correctly.

  8. @g-dot the 4GB limit is only per file, coming from file system (FAT) limitations, it's no hardware limitation really other than bits used to describe addresses in old legacy file system.

  9. Emm

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    @g-dot - I'm interested in hearing about that too, but one thing Canon has in place is a 29 minute Time Limit on video. To prevent the cameras from overheating. It would be cool to see if it can shoot a larger file size in 1080.

  10. g-dot

    can any dslr benefit from using these cards other then the capacity. what about the 4gb limit etc...

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