Articles tagged "xqd"

Lexar confirms XQD development being "held up by multiple parties," focusing on CFexpress

Due to being "held up by multiple parties including Sony," Lexar has decided to put its efforts into CFexpress instead.

ProGrade demonstrates first ever 1TB CFexpress card with 1,400MB/s read speed

Memory card manufacturer ProGrade Digital has publicly demonstrated its upcoming CFexpress cards at NAB 2018 in Las Vegas. Due out later this year, the cards top out at 1TB in capacity and have maximum read/write speeds of 1,400MB/s and 1,000MB/s, respectively.

Confirmed: ProGrade Digital will NOT make XQD cards, is betting on CFexpress instead

In a statement to DPReview, ProGrade Digital CEO Wes Brewer confirmed that the new memory card company will NOT manufacture XQD cards. Instead, ProGrade is investing heavily in CFexpress technology.

Lexar responds to rumors: will continue making XQD memory cards

After reports that Lexar was discontinuing its XQD memory cards, the company has officially set the record straight.

Lexar promises XQD cards later in 2012

Memory card maker Lexar has announced it will start to offer XQD format cards later this year. The company says the cards will support the Nikon D4 and 'future XQD-based camera models,' and will be available from the third quarter of 2012. The XQD format was developed by companies including Sony and has been promoted through the Compact Flash Association. Despite this, Nikon is the only camera maker to have made use of the format so far. The format's popularity is likely to be defined by the level of manufacturer support seen at the forthcoming Photokina trade show in Cologne, Germany, this September, around which major models are usually launched.

Sony announces 168MB/s 'S Series' XQD cards for Nikon D4 shooters

Sony has launched second-generation 'S' series XQD memory cards capable of sustained read-write speeds of 168MB/s, making them the fastest cards of any format. A 64Gb card will be available from July 2012, with a 128Gb version following in September/October. Sony talks about sports photographers achieving their best performances this summer - suggesting the company isn't an Olympic sponsor and hence isn't allowed to associate itself with the games. Prices have not been announced.

Sony announces range of XQD memory cards

Pre-CES: Sony has become the first company to offer a range memory cards in the XQD format. XQD was recently announced by the Compact Flash Association and is based around the PCI Express specifications, allowing write speeds of 125MB/sec and beyond. Sony claims that, when used in the brand new Nikon D4, (currently the only camera supporting the format), the cards can record up to around 100 frames in RAW format in continuous shooting mode. The first cards will be available from the end of January. Sony has also announced a USB 3.0 card reader for the format.

Compact Flash Association announces XQD card format

The Compact Flash Association has announced the development of the XQD memory card format. The smaller XQD format is based around the PCI Express specifications, allowing write speeds of 125MB/sec and beyond. The association says the first example cards will be shown at the CP+ trade show in Japan, in February 2012. No details of capacities or which camera makers are likely to support the standard are given.