Lexar Media has launched the 512MB 12x USB-enabled Type I CompactFlash memory card for digital cameras.

The solid state memory device has a write speed of 1.8MB/sec and is compatible with digital cameras including the Canon EOS D30, FujiFilm S1 Pro, Kodak Professional Series, Nikon D1, Nikon D1H, Nikon D1X and Olympus E-10.

"The demand for high-speed, high-capacity digital film continues to rise as digital photographers invest in the latest professional digital cameras, generating file sizes up to 48MB per image," said Tessa Board, managing director of Lexar Media, Europe.

The card costs £680.