QXD the new CF Card.

0 Posted by Gear


Perhaps in response to the growing capacities and falling prices of SD cards, the CompactFlash Association has announced a new format to replace CF cards for professional photographers. It’s called XQD, and has a size that falls between CF and SD cards (it’s thicker than SD cards, but smaller than CF cards). The interface used is PCI Express, which has a theoretical max write speed of roughly 600MB/s, though the target for real-world write speeds at first will be 125MB/s. It’ll start making public appearances at trade shows early next year, and will be licenced out to card makers around the same time.


(via PetaPixel)


  • Ben December 14, 2011 - 2:36 pm

    It will be inserted into a cameras memory card slot, just like today’s CF and SD cards. Camera which will be compatible with this new card system will be released sometime in 2012 after the QXD format card is released to other companies such as Sandisk and Lexar to produce it.

  • Anonymous December 13, 2011 - 3:11 am

    where do you put it?

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