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Kingston 16GB CompactFlash Memory Card Ultimate 600x

B&H # KICF600X16GB Mfr # CF/16GB-U3
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Product Highlights
  • 16GB Data Storage Capacity
  • 600x Speed Rating
  • Max. Read / Write Speed: 90MB/s
  • Lifetime Warranty

Designed for working professionals, for whom high-speed performance is essential, Kingston's 16GB CompactFlash Memory Card Ultimate 600x will satisfy even the most demanding shooter's needs. The card features speed ratings of up to 600x, with read/write speeds of up to 90MB/sec. These lightning fast speeds translate into faster shooting and transfer of files. This CF card can hold up to 14,476 3MP JPEG images. Other compatible file types include RAW and TIFF.

The Ultimate CompactFlash 600x Memory Card also comes with data recovery software. MediaRECOVER 4.0 allows retrieval of lost or deleted files - translating into a saved job and hours of work. This software can also restore corrupted files on Windows and Mac machines. Kingston ensures that this card, like all their memory cards, has been tested, and is in 100% working order. In addition to this quality promise, Kingston provides a lifetime warranty and 24/7 live technical support.

CompactFlash Ultimate 600x
Professional photographers need Flash memory they can count on for even the most demanding shoots. CompactFlash Ultimate 600x offers sustained write speed ratings of up to 600x, making it one of Kingston's fastest cards to support high-end digital cameras and devices. It's designed to deliver superior results with fast data transfer and support for continuous shooting
Ultra-Fast Rates
The CompactFlash 600x card features ultra-fast rates of up to 90MB/sec read and write, so you can capture more continuous, high-resolution images in less time than with traditional CompactFlash memory cards
Compatible File Types
CompactFlash Ultimate offers plenty of room for capturing and storing high-definition video and high volumes of images in RAW, JPEG, TIFF and other large file formats
Number of JPEG Pictures Per Card
This 16GB card holds approximately 7,620 6MP JPEG files
"X" Speeds
Flash cards with a higher X-speed rating are designed to perform faster. The X-speed rating can also be translated into another common measurement of performance - MegaBytes (MB) per second of write speed. To determine the actual MB per second, you must know the value of "X" and do the math using the multiplier number and the value of X as claimed by the product

Kingston defines X-speed as the write speed, because users generally care more about how long it takes to write data to a Flash card when using it in a digital camera or cell phone. Typically, read speeds are higher than write speeds for Flash cards, so the write speed is more meaningful when measuring performance. As an example, Kingston's 2GB CompactFlash Ultimate card is rated at 266x; this translates to a write speed of 266 (150 KB/sec) meaning 39,900 KB/sec or 40 MB/sec

MediaRECOVER Data Recovery Software
For added peace of mind, CompactFlash Ultimate comes with a bonus download of data recovery software from MediaRECOVER to let you recover lost or deleted files and restore corrupt files on Windows or Mac systems

MediaRECOVER is a complete digital image and file recovery utility. The program recovers your lost files including photos, audio, video, PDF's, Office Files, tax spreadsheets, etc. from hard drives and removable media used in digital cameras, PDA's and other storage devices

Updated MediaRecover Version 4.0 Features:

  • Multiple Recovery Methods
    Greatly improved partition and hard drive support. A new recovery method added for faster and more accurate recovery of hard drives
  • Added Support for Digital Cameras
    Now supports the ability to preview and recover over 200 high-end digital camera RAW file types
  • Disk Management Tools
    Restore corrupted media cards and securely erase data forever

Recovers Over 250 File Types

  • Images: jpg, tif, png, gif, bmp, exif
  • Email files: eml, nsf, url
  • Database files: mdx, prm
  • Archive files: bkf, jar, gz, gzip
  • Graphic files: emf, jp2, epx, dwg, ai, fh8-fh11
  • Document files: doc, xls, hlp, lwp, rpt, wri, vss, vsd, vst, mbx
  • Audio/Video clips: avi, mov, mpg, mpeg, aif, aiff, dvf, m4b, iso, asx, midi, rm, ra, 3gpp, 3gpp2
  • RAW Image files: Canon crw, Casio cam, Fuji raf, Hasselblad, Kodak dcr, Leaf mos, Leica, Minolta mrw, Nikon nef, Olympus orf, Panasonic, Pentax pef, Phase ONE AS, Ricoh j6i, Sigma x3f, Sony srf, sr2, raw, dmg
100% Tested
To ensure that Kingston Flash memory solutions are among the performance leaders in their class, Kingston engineers select high-performance controllers as part of each card's design. Each card is 100% tested and you can rest assured that each and every CompactFlash Ultimate card has received a perfect score
Lifetime Warranty and Technical Support
As with all Kingston Flash cards, CompactFlash Ultimate cards are backed by a lifetime warranty, 24/7 live technical support and the legendary reliability that makes Kingston a leader in memory
Card Type CompactFlash Type I
Storage Capacity 16GB
Speed (X-rating) 600x
Ultra Direct Memory Access (UDMA) Not Specified By Manufacturer
Data Transfer Read Speed 90 MB/s Maximum
Write Speed 90 MB/s Maximum
Video Performance Guarantee VPG- 20
Durability Not Specified By Manufacturer
Insertion/Removal Cycles Not Specified By Manufacturer
Operating Temperature 32 to 140°F/ 0 to 60°C
Storage Temperature -4 to 185°F/ -20 to 85°C
Error Correction Not Specified By Manufacturer
File System FAT32
Kingston 16GB CompactFlash Memory Card Ultimate 600x
  • MediaRECOVER Data Recovery Software
  • Lifetime Warranty
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    Kingston16GB CompactFlash Memory Card Ultimate 600x
     
    4.4

    (based on 108 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (76)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (19)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (7)

    91%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Great value (67)
    • Writes/reads fast (67)
    • Large capacity (61)
    • Reliable (61)
    • Easy to use (54)

    Cons

    • Writes/reads slow (10)
    • Capability issues (6)
    • Unreliable performance (4)

    Best Uses

    • Portable images/multimedia (42)
    • Storing images/multimedia (34)
    • Photography (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi pro (38), Enthusiast (33), Professional (28), Casual user (3)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (53), Business (46)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (96), Yes (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great performance

    I bought this to use with my Canon 7D. It worked flawlessly with the camera... but I was really impressed when I plugged the card into my computer. Download speeds were terrific....Read complete review

    I bought this to use with my Canon 7D. It worked flawlessly with the camera... but I was really impressed when I plugged the card into my computer. Download speeds were terrific. Even opening RAW files in PS directly from the card was lightning fast. I'm very glad I didn't pay more for a Sandisk or Lexar product.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Unreliable - Use at your own risk

    I'm going with 2 stars on this one because 1 out of 2 isn't too bad.

    These cards work when they work. 600x speed is negotiable. So far I get...Read complete review

    I'm going with 2 stars on this one because 1 out of 2 isn't too bad.

    These cards work when they work. 600x speed is negotiable. So far I get about 30-45mb/s in windows 7 from a direct to SATA card reader - not usb. This is also the case with my lexar express card CF reader. Same speeds.

    Now for the bad stuff:
    1 card has lost not only 1 critical clip during a film shoot, but also 2 other clips during wedding video shoots which is not okay. My 7D froze on this one card pretty bad - I upgraded the firmware to address the camera going into "busy" mode, but now instead it just drops the last clip it was writting to this card.

    Also the 1 card (I have 2) transfers at 10mb/s while the other is 30-45mb/s as expected. These cards are also rated at 90mb/s which I've never seen even close to these transfer speeds. I would say they are closer to 50mb/s.

    I'm a highly technical cinematographer who also writes a lot of software as a software architect so I know what I'm talking about when it comes to technology reviews.

    1 card works as expected. No issues there, but after 3 shoots of failed clips the other card is total junk. I would never expect this kind of thing from some other manufacturers who are 100% reliable 100% of the time in 100% of the cameras and devices out there.

    The limited duration waranty should tell you everything you need to know. There's a reason other manufacturers - including Kingston - offer a lifetime warranty on their cards. This one is not one of those.

    Reviewed by 108 customers

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    5.0

    Great CF Card

    By c0untrygirl

    from Mid Michigan

    About Me Semi Pro

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Large Capacity
    • Reliable Performance
    • Writes/Reads fast

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Kingston 16GB CompactFlash Memory Card Ultimate 600x:

        This memory card hold a lot of photo, even when shooting RAW. It's just what I need. It has been reliable so far.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Good Card

        By Heywood63

        from Ga

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Large Capacity
        • Reliable Performance
        • Writes/Reads fast

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Portable images/multimedia

          Comments about Kingston 16GB CompactFlash Memory Card Ultimate 600x:

          Have had no problems with any of my Kingston cards

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Really fast

          By Spike

          from Italy

          Comments about Kingston 16GB CompactFlash Memory Card Ultimate 600x:

          This CF card is really fast and can be used to obtain a long burst both in raw or jpeg formats. Also the reading speed when connected to a USB 3.0 device is high.The only problem that I have faced is the compatibility with USB 3.0 card reader, it seems that not all are compatible with the card (but this may depend on various factor, I cannot assure that it depends on the reader)

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          5.0

          Works Great!

          By Bryan

          from Dawsonville, GA

          About Me Semi Pro

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Great Value
          • Large Capacity
          • Writes/Reads fast

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Kingston 16GB CompactFlash Memory Card Ultimate 600x:

              Like most all Kingston products this CF card works great, reads and writes super fast.

              • Primary use:
              • Business
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              Great for the price!!!

              By Spanky

              from Madisoville, La.

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Great Value

              Cons

              • Unreliable Performance

              Best Uses

              • Portable images/multimedia

              Comments about Kingston 16GB CompactFlash Memory Card Ultimate 600x:

              I use this card with my Canon 7D and I have not had a problem since i recieved it. It would get 5 stars but I found shooting sporting events it lagged back some as I shot in burst.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              very good card. as expected

              By Nik

              from Wall, Texas

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Great Value
              • Large Capacity
              • Reliable Performance
              • Writes/Reads fast

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Portable images/multimedia

                Comments about Kingston 16GB CompactFlash Memory Card Ultimate 600x:

                very good card. as expected

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                SPEED DEMON

                By warbonnets

                from Nebraska

                About Me Casual User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Great Value
                • Large Capacity
                • Reliable Performance
                • Writes/Reads fast

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Photography

                  Comments about Kingston 16GB CompactFlash Memory Card Ultimate 600x:

                  This card is fast! I use it in a Canon 7D and I have yet to fill up the camera buffer. This is my second Kingston card and I highly recommend them.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great Card at a great price

                  By im2farr

                  from Michigan

                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Great Value
                  • Reliable Performance
                  • Writes/Reads fast

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Portable images/multimedia

                    Comments about Kingston 16GB CompactFlash Memory Card Ultimate 600x:

                    use the card for amateur photography with a Canon 5D. Card works great and fast. As always, great service and fast shipping from B&H

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Great all around card

                    By MacKillop

                    from Chattanooga, TN

                    About Me Semi Pro

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

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                          Comments about Kingston 16GB CompactFlash Memory Card Ultimate 600x:

                          Card read and writes quickly. A great product at a great price.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Business
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Excellent choice...

                          By Otheos

                          from Stanhope, NJ

                          About Me Semi Pro

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Great Value
                          • Large Capacity
                          • Reliable Performance
                          • Writes/Reads fast

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Portable images/multimedia
                            • Storing images/multimedia

                            Comments about Kingston 16GB CompactFlash Memory Card Ultimate 600x:

                            Use with my Canon 5D Mark II. Fast, consistent performance. No complaints.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Business
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            4.0

                            The quality of the 16GB 266x just faster

                            By TASH

                            from Ventura County, CA

                            About Me Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Great Value
                            • Reliable Performance
                            • Writes/Reads fast

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Kingston 16GB CompactFlash Memory Card Ultimate 600x:

                                I'm a professional photographer and I use Kingston memory cards when i shoot weddings, I have used the more expensive photo specific brands like Hoodman but am just as happy with the Kingston. I have used the 266x for a while and decided to spend the little more for the 600x, get that faster processing speed and i am once again very pleased.

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                                5.0

                                Fast and Reliable

                                By BVBfoto

                                from Richmond, Va

                                About Me Professional

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                                      Comments about Kingston 16GB CompactFlash Memory Card Ultimate 600x:

                                      I have trusted Kingston products for years and they have never failed me.

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Business
                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

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                                      1.0

                                      Very Disappointing

                                      By CarnieMan

                                      from Melbourne, AUS

                                      About Me Professional

                                      Pros

                                        Cons

                                        • Unreliable Performance

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Kingston 16GB CompactFlash Memory Card Ultimate 600x:

                                          After taking a chance on a Kingston 32GB elite pro card a number of years ago and having good results, I had no qualms about purchasing another Kingstone CF card. Unfortunately after only 2 weeks this card became unreadable. As a working professional this risk to me and my clients is entirely unacceptable and Kingston will not be receiving my business again.

                                          • Primary use:
                                          • Business

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                                          5.0

                                          BUY THIS NOW

                                          By Alpha Design Photography

                                          from NY NY

                                          About Me Semi Pro

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Great Value
                                          • Large Capacity
                                          • Reliable Performance
                                          • Writes/Reads fast

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Large Video Recordingpic
                                            • Portable images/multimedia
                                            • Storing images/multimedia

                                            Comments about Kingston 16GB CompactFlash Memory Card Ultimate 600x:

                                            The speed of this card at reading and writing, the amount of space/GB and the price make this card a must have. Great quality and great price. Cant beat this deal and ive tried !!!

                                            • Primary use:
                                            • Business
                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                            • No

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                                            4.0

                                            Awesome card

                                            By Sara Gold

                                            from las vegas, nv

                                            About Me Semi Pro

                                            Verified Buyer

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                                                  Comments about Kingston 16GB CompactFlash Memory Card Ultimate 600x:

                                                  fast write speed

                                                  • Primary use:
                                                  • Business
                                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                                  • No

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                                                  5.0

                                                  As good as they come

                                                  By Buddhabobb

                                                  from Napa, CA

                                                  About Me Semi Pro

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Easy To Use
                                                  • Great Value
                                                  • Large Capacity
                                                  • Reliable Performance
                                                  • Writes/Reads fast

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Portable images/multimedia
                                                    • Storing images/multimedia

                                                    Comments about Kingston 16GB CompactFlash Memory Card Ultimate 600x:

                                                    I use it with my Sony A850, a 24 mp camera that has massive files. Faster than the speed of light! I love it.

                                                    • Primary use:
                                                    • Business
                                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                                    • No

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                                                    5.0

                                                    A Solid Performer

                                                    By Picture Popper

                                                    from Hutchinson, MN

                                                    About Me Semi Pro

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Great Value
                                                    • Reliable Performance
                                                    • Writes/Reads fast

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                        Comments about Kingston 16GB CompactFlash Memory Card Ultimate 600x:

                                                        I use three of these cards in my Canon 7D and Canon 5D Mark 2. I like the size, as I don't want 48 gig of a wedding all on 1 card. Also, the speed of them is sufficient to never have any problems recording video. They have been used hard and never give me problems. The price is also great.

                                                        • Primary use:
                                                        • Business

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                                                        4.0

                                                        Great Value

                                                        By Into the Woods Photography

                                                        from Flint, MI

                                                        About Me Semi Pro

                                                        See all my reviews

                                                        Verified Buyer

                                                        Pros

                                                        • Easy To Use
                                                        • Great Value
                                                        • Large Capacity
                                                        • Writes/Reads fast

                                                        Cons

                                                          Best Uses

                                                          • Portable images/multimedia
                                                          • Storing images/multimedia

                                                          Comments about Kingston 16GB CompactFlash Memory Card Ultimate 600x:

                                                          This is a great product and the cost is even better. Used for both personal and business images, I am very happy with my purchase. The only draw back was that I had to order a new card reader as the one I had would not recognize the cards but a simple fix.

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                                                          • No

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                                                          4.0

                                                          Great value and performance

                                                          By A Studio Photography

                                                          from Canton, Ohio

                                                          About Me Professional

                                                          Verified Buyer

                                                          Pros

                                                          • Great Value
                                                          • Large Capacity
                                                          • Reliable Performance
                                                          • Writes/Reads fast

                                                          Cons

                                                            Best Uses

                                                            • Photography
                                                            • Video

                                                            Comments about Kingston 16GB CompactFlash Memory Card Ultimate 600x:

                                                            This is one of many memory cards I use for shooting video with my Canon 7D. The speed of the card is good and the build seems to be good as well. The only problem I had was it wouldn't work with my Belkin USB 2.0 card reader. I had to use my Lexar Firewire card reader. Other than that it has been awesome. I plan on buying more.

                                                            • Primary use:
                                                            • Business
                                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                                            • No

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                                                            5.0

                                                            Trusted memory

                                                            By BVBfoto

                                                            from Richmond, Va

                                                            About Me Professional

                                                            Verified Buyer

                                                            Pros

                                                            • Easy To Use
                                                            • Great Value
                                                            • Reliable Performance
                                                            • Writes/Reads fast

                                                            Cons

                                                              Best Uses

                                                                Comments about Kingston 16GB CompactFlash Memory Card Ultimate 600x:

                                                                I have used and trusted Kingston memory (as well as other products they make) for a long time and never had one fail me yet.

                                                                • Primary use:
                                                                • Business
                                                                • Was this a gift?:
                                                                • No

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