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Sony announces high-speed XQD memory cards

Sony announce high-speed XQD memory cards, write speeds of 125MB/sec

| Storage News | Posted: Jan 9, 2012 7:29 am

In today's world of high-speed data transfers, cameras and their memory cards have been relatively left behind. But, Sony have stopped that with the Sony XQD memory card, based on the PCI-Express specification, the XQD format is aimed at improving digital image capture speed and performance.

 

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It is capable of capturing up to 100 frames in RAW format in continuous shooting mode. Sporting write speeds of 125MB/sec, and theoretical maximum write speeds of 5Gb/s, or roughly 600MB/sec. You can see how this is exciting for photographers. Director of consumer media for Sony Electronics, Viviano Cantu, says:

 

Advanced shooters want to capture the moment in the highest quality possible, and that often means dealing with massive files like RAW images. Memory card technology has done a great job of keeping pace, but these new cards give an entirely new meaning to speed and performance.

 

Sony have also launched a USB card reader for transferring data to a PC, as well as an ExpressCard adapter for those with ExpressCard 34 card slots. The XQD cards go on sale next month at a cost of US$129.99 for the 16GB QD-H16, and US$229.99 for the 32GB QD-H32 card. The card reader (MRW-E80) goes for US$44.99. The first camera to support the new format is the just-announced, high-end Nokia D4 DSLR camera.

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