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Review: Kingston Canvas Go! Plus SD Card (SDG3)



Kingston recently upgraded its ‘Canvas’ range of memory cards by launching the new Canvas Plus SD and microSD products, which also includes the company’s first UHS-II cards. We received the Canvas Go! Plus SD Card (SDG3) for a review – these cards are capable of 4K and 8K video capture, which makes it a perfect memory card for those looking to shoot 4K and 8K footage at good speeds.

The Canvas Go! Plus SD Card range offers storage capacities ranging from 64GB to 512GB – the variant we received for the review offered 512GB of storage. On paper, the 512GB variant boasts read speeds of 170MB/s and write speeds of 90MB/s. The memory card is ideal for shooting 4K UHD video and burst-mode photography on your DSLR, as it offers U3 and V30 speed performance.

The file storage format it supports is exFAT and the best thing about the Kingston Canvas Go! Plus SD Card is that it comes with a lifetime warranty. Do note, however, that the product lifetime is defined by Kingston as the normal time expectancy for the use of products in the industry.

In  order to test the real world performance of the Kingston Canvas Go! Plus SD Card, we ran it through a data dump benchmark. We used an Apple MacBook Pro to conduct the benchmark. The 2GB data dump test folder included Word documents, Excel sheets, PowerPoint presentations, images, movie files, MP3 files, WAV files, zipped files, text files and so on.

The Kingston Canvas Go! Plus SD card recorded 85.2MB/s in write speeds when transferring the data dump from the MacBook to the SD Card. In terms of read speeds, which essentially means transferring the data dump from the SD card to the MacBook, the Canvas Go! Plus SD card recorded data transfer speeds of 167MB/s.

We also ran the SD Card through a 4K random IOPS test using a Windows machine. The IOPS test checks for the number of I/Os per second for requests of 4KBytes of data. This test determines how the SD card will be able to handle 4K footage recording. For 4K random IOPS transfers, the Canvas Go! Plus SD card recorded 2,109.21 IOPS read and 167.13 IOPS write.

The results of the benchmarks show that the Kingston Canvas Go! Plus SD Card (SDG3) is really aimed at professional photographers and videographers who are looking at capturing 4K and 8K footage. The SD card also displayed comparable performance in our 4K random IOPS benchmark. 

An asking price of $277 could sound a bit steep for a memory card – but as they say, quality comes at a price. So if you are looking for a dependable and solid memory card that can handle 4K and 8K footage with ease, the Kingston Canvas Go! Plus SD Card (SDG3) could be one of the options you could look at.

Price: $277

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Sony Expands its G Series CFexpress Type B Memory Cards Lineup



Sony Middle East and Africa announces the new CEB-G480T and CEB-G240T, the newest addition to G Series CFexpress Type B Memory Card. Creators now have more reliable and stable operation options with the newest large-capacity, high-speed cards. The CEB-G480T (480 GB) with max. read speed of 1850 MB/s and max. write speed of 1750 MB/s. The CEB-G240T (240 GB) with max. read speed of 1850 MB/s and max. write speed of 1600 MB/s. The CEB-G series with TOUGH specifications offers a great shooting experience. Thanks to its fast write speed, it goes great with high-resolution cameras.  The CEB-G series is designed for professional photographers, videographers and enthusiasts looking to boost workflows with its fast speed and exceptional reliability.

Accelerate any workflow as both cards offer fast data transfer to a PC with CFexpress Type B card reader MRW-G1 (sold separately). Work seamlessly while handling large high-resolution photos and high-bitrate video, to turn projects around quickly. The CEB-G480T and CEB-G240T include scan and rescue software application capabilities that provide true peace of mind. When used with the MRW-G1 card reader (sold separately), Sony’s Media Scan Utility automatically scans the CFexpress Type B memory card, keeping the user informed of its condition and storage limit. Never lose a moment with the downloadable Memory Card File Rescue for Sony memory card customers that recovers accidentally deleted files in today’s most common formats. Media Scan Utility and Memory Card File Rescue are available for download.

These series cards are even more resilient as the CEB-G480T and CEB-G240T offer the same outstanding toughness with 5x greater drop strength and 3x greater bendability while also being able to flawlessly work in extreme temperatures, X-rays, electrostatic and intensive UV sunlight. The CEB-G480T and CEB-G240T are 29.6 mm x 38.5 mm x 3.8 mm (1 3/16 inches x 1 9/16 inches x 5/32 inches) and weigh approximately 10 g (0.4 oz.). The new CEB-G480T and CEB-G240T will be available in the region from Q2 (calendar year) 2024.

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Lexar Showcases its Imaging Solutions at Xposure 2024



Lexar is showcasing its professional imaging product lineup at this year’s Xposure 2024, the leading photo festival in the MENA region, from February 28 to March 5 at the Sharjah Expo Center. At Xposure 2024 Lexar will showcase its complete professional photography and videography portfolio, including its new line-up of innovative products that are characterized by blazing speeds and massive capacities.

Commenting on the company’s participation at the event, Fissal Oubida, General Manager and Global Marketing Director – Middle East, Africa, and India, Lexar, said, “We are excited to showcase our cutting-edge product portfolio to the Middle East’s best photographers and videographers who are expected to be present at Xposure 2024. Over the years Lexar has garnered a reputation for offering world-class memory and storage products to the photo and videography community, and attendees at Xposure will get an opportunity to see some of our latest products including the world’s fastest CFexpress Type A card and our award-winning Diamond Series Type B card.”

Lexar was recently awarded the ‘Best Storage Media’ award from Technical Image Press Association, TIPA for the Lexar Professional CFexpress 4.0 Type B Card Diamond Series. The Diamond Series leverages the latest PCIe Gen 4 for the powerful performance and accelerated post-production efficiencies that professionals demand—a blistering-fast max. read speed of 3600MB/s and max. write of 3300MB/s.

For Type-A gear users, Lexar will show the Professional CFexpress 4.0 Type A Card Gold Series which also leverages the PCIe Gen 4 technology and is the world’s fastest CFexpress Type A card with max. read speeds of 1800MB/s and max. write speeds of 1650MB/s. Also being displayed at the event is the Professional Gold microSD UHS-II Card. Recommended by GoPro for use with their action cameras, it delivers max. read speeds of 280MB/s and max. write speeds of 180MB/s and comes in capacities up to 256GB.

In addition, the photography and videography professionals attending Xposure 2024 will also see the ARMOR 700 Portable SSD. Ruggedly built, it’s ready to go on location even in the toughest environments and delivers relentless performance and superior reliability with max. read and write speeds of 2000MB/s. Hosted by the Sharjah Government Media Bureau (SGMB), Xposure 2024 is the official imagery and educational platform that combines a range of photography events for professionals and enthusiasts, including exhibitions, workshops, seminars, screenings and competitions. It also hosts a dedicated photographic and video production trade show.

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Kingston Digital Intros New Canvas React Plus V60 SD Card



Kingston Digital has announced it is shipping the Canvas React Plus V60 SD memory card. The latest addition expands the Canvas React family of memory cards tailored for UHS-II photography enthusiasts. The new V60 SD card is crafted for both passionate photographers and cost-conscious budding creatives, offering speeds up to 280MB/s and storage capacities reaching 1TB, transforming the way photographers capture and store their digital portfolio.

Photographers know that a camera’s performance hinges on its memory card. The Canvas React Plus V60 SD card elevates this performance, enabling photographers to capture fast-action shots and 4K Ultra HD videos smoothly, without lag or interruptions. Its standout feature is the exceptional write speed of up to 150MB/s, allowing for clear, precise captures in burst mode or continuous shooting, and ensuring superior performance for 4K video at higher frames per second (fps) than UHS-I. This eliminates the wait time for camera buffering, guaranteeing a seamless creative process and enhanced workflow efficiency.

In addition to its impressive speeds, the Canvas React Plus V60 SD card offers generous storage capacities of up to 1TB. This means photographers can now carry their entire portfolio in one convenient and compact package, eliminating the need to switch memory cards frequently. Professionals can now store thousands of high-resolution images and videos, providing peace of mind and convenience while on assignments or during travel.

“Kingston offers a range of storage solutions for the everyday photographer to professional videographers, said Oscar Escayola Kaloudis, Flash Business Manager, Kingston EMEA. “By introducing the Canvas React Plus V60 SD card, we’ve addressed the demands of users transitioning to UHS-II, enabling them to capture and store their work with exceptional speeds and generous storage space, all at an affordable price.”

Kingston’s Canvas React Plus V60 SD cards are available in capacities from 128GB-1TB and are backed by a lifetime warranty, free technical support and legendary Kingston reliability.

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