Sony’s XQD-M series provides users ultra-high data transfer speeds of up to 440MB/s (read) and 150MB/s (write) for stable burst shooting, and the ability to backup 64GB of data in approximately 3 minutes, when using Sony’s newest card reader technology. The XQD format’s unique and robust structure, featuring card thickness and pin protection, and a tough, reinforced outer case is made for reliable use.
As you can see Lexar already have this card so whats “new” about Sonys announcement ? A 256 GB XQD would be new, we already have 400MB/s Sony G cards so whats so special about this card unless its the price. The Lexar 128 GB card is £300 while the Sony card is £114 dearer.
On top of this Sony have produced this advanced warning telling us that this card will need v3.1 software to work with our FS7 or a Z100…which probably means the Lexar won’t work till we get the updated firmware. Why would you need this card when the “G” series does everything on an FS7 ? My thanks to Rose Jennings for this one.
If anyone can shed light on this Sony announcement please let me know.
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