SanDisk has today announced a 64GB microSDXC memory card, which it bills as the fastest of its type.

[update includes UK prices – see below]

Designed for use with compatible cameras, tablets and smartphones, the SanDisk Extreme microSDXC features a claimed read speed of up to 80MB/sec and a maximum write speed of 50MB/sec.

This allows ‘faster shot-to-shot performance, rapid data transfer, fast action photography, continuous burst… and quick file transfers’, according to SanDisk.

At a recent press briefing, SanDisk cited the recently announced Android-powered Samsung NX compact system camera as an ideal partner for the new card.

The SanDisk Extreme microSDXC costs around £101.

Claimed to be waterproof and shockproof, the card is also available in 16GB (£25) and 32GB (£51) versions.