At the 2009 CES, the SD Card trade organization announced SDXC (eXtended Capacity) memory card specification which would provide up to 2 terabytes of storage capacity. The current generation of SDHC memory cards are limited to 32 GB capacities.
This year at CES, Panasonic announced its first SDXC cards, as well as compatible digital cameras and camcorders, would be available in February.
The new Panasonic 48GB and 64 GB SDXC Memory Cards will be globally introduced in February 2010 with suggested retail prices of $450 and $600 respectively in the United States. In Canada, the cards will retail for $500 and $700 respectively.
Panasonic estimates the 64 GB SDXC Memory Card can record up to 8 hours and 30 minutes of HD video, while recording in the highest video quality mode. For camera's that translates into storage for more than 18,000 12 megapixel images.
The cards carry a Class 10 speed specification and have and a maximum data transfer speed of up to 22MB/s.