Items tagged with XQD

The need for speed isn't lost on us -- we're always yearning for an SSD, RAM module, you name it, with faster throughput. It doesn't end when it comes to flash cards, as the demand placed on HD-DSLRs is getting quite severe now that 1080p30 video is the norm. With more and more DSLR cameras able to shoot HD video, the CompactFlash Association recognizes that there will be an increasing need for speed in future cards. In fact, as the typical CF card is taking a backseat to XQD (a format that's just breaking through, and is featured alongside the CF card in Nikon's D4), the CompactFlash Association... Read more...
There's fast, and then there's really fast. And with that second bit comes Sony's newest memory cards. The XQD format still isn't a hot one just yet, only being supported by a handful of cameras (Nikon's D4 included). The new S-Series caters to early adopters on the bleeding edge, offered in 32GB and 64GB sizes and reaching transfer rates as high as 168MB/sec. If you want to take advantage of that speed, you'll need a Thunderbolt bolt. Take that, USB. All of that speed comes at a price, of course. The 32GB card is set to ship for $503, while the 64GB version goes for $754. Kind of like the early... Read more...
Is your DSLR camera suddenly strutting around with a goofy grin on its LCD face? If so, it must have heard about Sony's new high-speed XQD memory cards that support the recently adopted XQD specification for high-speed, high performance digital image capture. Of course, in order to take advantage of the new cards, your DSLR has to support the format. If it does, XQD cards will allow photographers to capture up to about 100 frames in RAW format in continuous shooting mode, Sony says. "Advanced shooters want to capture the moment in the highest quality possible, and that often means dealing with... Read more...