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Sony Announces First XQD Cards, Lexar Ups CF Cards to 1000x and 256GB

Well, well, well, look who’s first to the XQD game. It’s not Sandisk or Lexar, but Sony. On the same day Nikon announced its new D4 with XQD compatibility, Sony has announced the first line of XQD memory cards (intended to eventually replace CF cards). They offer 125MB/s transfer speeds, and can quickly store up to 100 RAW images in continuous shooting mode. A 16GB card will cost $129, while a 32GB one will be priced at $229. They’ll hit store shelves sometime in February.

In other news, Lexar has announced new 1000x CompactFlash cards, which can read at 150MB/s. A 128GB one is priced at a staggering $900. They’ve also announced the industry’s first 256GB card, which has read speeds of 60MB/s.


 
  • Kyoshi Becker

    So what happens to memory stick pro?

    I bet the a99 will take these…

  • Anonymous

    OK, that’s nice, but have they announced any devices that can use them?  Sony usually makes devices available at the same time as the media.