Sony hits it out of the park again by becoming the first company to offer a range memory cards in the XQD format which was recently released by the Compact Flash Association. Yeah there is such a thing 😉
These cards are sick! They offer up to 125MB/sec which is incredible!! Not to mention the cards can record up to around 100 frames in RAW format in continuous shooting mode according to the tests done on the new Nikon D4.
The first cards will be available from the end of January, and Sony has also announced a USB 3.0 card reader for the new format to ensure we get maximum speed transfers onto the PC or Mac.
ThePCIe interface and a unique controller enables high-speed data processing, resulting in write speed and performance that can’t be achieved by conventional CompactFlash card.
Using a USB 2.0/3.0 compatible XQD card reader or an XQD ExpressCard adapter, quickly and easily transfer large quantities of very high capacity data like RAW images to PC, delivering efficient and fast workflow.
Here’s what the new Sony XQD Memory Card slot looks like in the New Nikon D4. It’s right next to the CF Card slot below:
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