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Sony's new XQD and SD storage capable of up an impressive 150MB/s

Speed is king when it comes to storage for cameras, and Sony's newest XQD media can provide quick speed for even high bit-rate 4K video

By: Jeff Williams from Jan 12, 2016 @ 7:56 CST

If having a good camera capable of 4K video weren't enough, you have to have the proper storage to actually record that. So if you plan on using a Sony A7R II or perhaps even the newly announced Nikon D500 or D5, then you might want to invest in some good storage media for that.

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Sony's newest XDQ alone can reach read speeds of 440MB/s and writes speeds of up to 150mb/s, which is more than enough for moving large 4K files on-the-fly. It's massively fast compared to older generations of the portable media. You'll be able to find it in 32, 64 and 128GB capacities .

They're also introduction a new SF-M series of SD cards that can read at a rate of 260MB/s and write at a very swift 100MB/s. Just keep in mind that those speeds are ideal and are likely limited in older cameras with slower connective interfaces. But that's plenty fast, again, for writing high bit-rate 4K video, which is slowly becoming standard in DSLR's. The only competitor that needs to release a consumer 4K ready DSLR (or mirrorless) is Canon, and it's only a matter of time.

Sony hasn't given any details about what we might expect to spend on these, nor when we can expect to give them our money.

NEWS SOURCES:dpreview.com

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