A very reliable and 'hardened' card that can be used in a variety of the high end digital SLR cameras as well as for the more mundane tasks like file copying between computers and uploading photos. The emphasis from the marketing blurb is on speed and to be fair, you'll struggle to take so many shots on a camera that it can't keep up. The 16gb capacity gave me the ability to shoot both RAW and high quality JPEG formats on all my photo taking with my SLR, and when uploading via my card reader to my computer to do some post processing, it is noticeably faster than doing this via the cables supplied with the camera. My card also went through a full cycle wash by accident when I left it in a jeans pocket - and again, it has come out working perfectly after a bit of judicious drying on a radiator. Top quality card.
SanDisk Extreme III CompactFlash is designed for serious professional photographers who demand one of the fastest, most rugged, and most durable memory cards on the market. Professional photographers who work under less than ideal conditions expect more from a flash memory card. More speed. More performance. More reliability. SanDisk's Extreme III card delivers everything you want plus a whole lot more!
That's because only SanDisk Extreme III memory cards feature innovative ESP technology for the fastest speeds and highest performance. ESP stands for "Enhanced Super-Parallel Processing". Simply put, it means you are getting the fastest read / write speeds available, speed you'll definitely appreciate whenever you find yourself shooting and storing pictures in harsh environments, extreme temperatures or at high altitudes.
Every SanDisk Extreme III CompactFlash card comes with RescuePRO so you can recover images, documents, mail, video, music - just about any digital file, with ease. Built with leading-edge media recovery algorithms, RescuePro lets you preview recoverable data before you try to retrieve it. With RescuePRO's unique recovery algorithm for MPEG audio and MPEG video recovery (MPEG-1/2/3) what you see, and what you hear, is what you can recover.
Rely on SanDisk Extreme III cards when speed is critical to getting the right shot.