Sony Introduced New XQD and SD Cards
Both the Nikon D5 and D500 support the new XQD memory card, but those who have been following the latest developments would have known that there aren’t many XQD memory cards out there. Fortunately, Sony also unveiled its new XQD cards during CES 2016.
The new series from Sony is called the XQD-M series, and it provides read speeds up to 440MB/s and write speeds up to 150MB/s. With this amount of speed, you’ll be able to fully utilize the burst mode of any camera that supports the XQD format, which currently consists of only the Nikon D500 and D5. In addition, tests have also indicated that you can backup 64GB worth of data in approximately three minutes when using Sony’s latest card reader technology.
Apart from the XQD-M series, Sony also released the SF-M SD card series that are UHS-II certified, allowing them to provide read speeds up to 260MB/s and write speeds up to 100MB/s.
While both series may offer different levels of performance, they do have something in common, and that’s high durability and dependability. They’re dust, magnet, and X-ray proof, and have a coating that makes them resistant to static electricity damage.
In the event you accidentally delete the content within, you can download an app called File Rescue from Sony to recover RAW images, MOV files, and 4K XAVC-S videos.
To take advantage of the speedy transfer speeds of the new cards, Sony also introduced the MRW-E90, which is the world’s first XQD/SD card reader that supports the SuperSpeed USB 3.1 interface.
Sony’s new SF-M cards are UHS-II certified. The XQD-M series offers read/write speeds up to 440MB/s and 150MB/s, respectively.