SanDisk has introduced what it is dubbing the u201cworldu2019s fastest cards for professional photographersu201d - Extreme IV CompactFlash.

SanDisk has introduced what it is dubbing the ?world?s fastest cards for professional photographers?: Extreme IV CompactFlash. The line is targeted at photographers seeking higher performance and larger capacities for their medium format and high-end digital SLR cameras.

The SanDisk Extreme IV cards are available in capacities up to 8GB and deliver minimum read and write speeds of 40MB per second. SanDisk has also introduced a new SanDisk Extreme FireWire reader that can transfer images from SanDisk Extreme IV cards to a computer at up to 40MB/sec for improved workflow efficiency.

?The new SanDisk Extreme IV CompactFlash card and SanDisk Extreme FireWire reader offers photographers a number of key benefits,? said Tanya Chuang, senior retail marketing manager at SanDisk. ?First of all, the new cards are twice the speed of the current SanDisk Extreme III cards and offer performance that is ideal for medium format cameras, digital backs and other high-resolution cameras that require the combination of high performance and large capacities. In addition, they are available in industry-leading capacities so photographers can capture a larger number capture of RAW or other high-resolution images. Lastly, photographers can quickly transfer gigabytes of images from the card to the computer for greatly increased workflow efficiency, an important consideration when working under deadline pressures.?

The cards will hit stores later this month; find out more details at www.sandisk.co.uk.