Sony XQD memory cards want to snuggle in your new D4

Jan 6, 2012
Sony XQD memory cards want to snuggle in your new D4

The XQD memory card format was only announced last month, but already we've got a camera that uses it - in the shape of Nikon's D4 DSLR - and a 16GB and 32GB cards from Sony. Easily capable of keeping up with the D4's maximum 11fps shooting, thanks to up to 1Gbps/125MB/s write and read rates, the Sony cards can save 100 frames in RAW format in continuous shooting mode.

Sony reckons that's down to its H Series' cards "unique controller and optimized flash memory" though isn't saying much more than that. What we do get is a new USB 2.0/3.0 Sony MRW-E80 XQD card reader and a QDA-EX1 XQD ExpressCard Adapter for your ExpressCard 34 slot, to help you get your images and footage off the card.

The 16GB Sony QD-H16 card will be priced at $129.99, while the 32GB QD-H32 will be $229.99. The MRW-E80 USB card reader will be $44.99, as will the QDA-EX1 ExpressCard Adapter. All four will arrive in February, just in time to accompany the Nikon D4.

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