Lexar is gearing up to launch a 128GB SDXC memory card, aimed at photographers who shoot large amounts of high resolution images and High Definition video.

Lexar is one of many technology firms exhibiting at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) which opens in the United States this week.

Camera manufacturers expected at this year’s CES include Olympus and Samsung.

In the UK the Lexar Professional Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC) card will carry a pricetag of £449.99 when it goes on sale in the ?first quarter? of this year.

Lexar Media?s senior product marketing manager Pachi Chen-Wong said: ?The professional photography industry is at a point where digital photo and video capture methods are converging, meaning that professional shooters need a memory solution with the versatility and reliability to safely store both photos and videos.?

Lexar Media claims that the new card will deliver a minimum transfer speed of 133x (20MB/sec).

The card will be unveiled at CES which opens in Las Vegas on Wednesday.

Amateur Photographer staff will report news emerging from the show later this week.