Lexar first with 256GB SDXC UHS-I storage card

Lexar Media says its industry-first 256GB SDXC UHS-I memory card provides the largest capacity for capturing, storing, and transferring high-quality images, as well as extended lengths of 1080p HD and 3D video content.

The UHS-I technology enables 60 megabytes per second minimum guaranteed sustained read transfer speed.

The Class 10 card leverages the SD 3.0 specification “to dramatically accelerate workflow and allows photographers to capture, store, and transfer a large number of high-quality photos,” the company adds. “Professional photographers and videographers are being tapped to capture more HD video, in addition to still photos, when out on assignment. High-performance, high-capacity cards like this one enables these photographers to gain back time normally wasted on changing cards or transferring images.”

The card will be available in October for $900.