CES 2007: Sony doubles existing capacity with 8GB Memory Stick PRO Duo

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sony_memorystickpro_8gb.jpgWe briefly touched on the Memory Stick and its use for storing images with Sony’s new DVD Handycam range. Well, it can now store a lot more, with Sony unveiling an 8GB Memory Stick PRO Duo.

It can store a range of files, including more than 19 hours of MPEG-4 video for playback on a PSP (recorded at 768kbps), approximately 3000 digital photos with 10 Megapixel resolution (in standard mode setting) or up to 2000 MP3 songs with an average length of 4 minutes (recorded at 128kbps).

It also comes with a 5-year warranty and free file rescue software (for download) if you have any mishaps. And all Memory Stick PRO Duo media come with a standard size Memory Stick adaptor.

The 8GB Memory Stick PRO Duo will be compatible with all Sony Cybershot, Handycam and VAIO products launched from the beginning of 2007, and with the Sony a100 D-SLR camera. With a software update the Memory Stick will also be compliant with Sony VAIO products launched from the beginning of 2005, all PSPs (with system software ver. 2.81 or later) and Memory Stick Video Recorders.

Again no price, but you can pick one up from February.

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Dave Walker