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Will there be a D4S??

Ned_L

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Ned_L Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in various areas, especially Travel Photography Charter Member
Fri 05-Oct-12 02:04 AM

I need to correct you about the XQD media. It is not a proprietary media. It was developed and established by the Compact Flash Association, a consortium of about 80 members including Nikon, Sony, Canon, Sandisk, Lexar, Kingston Delkin, etc.

The Compact Flash Association owns the trademark XQD and its members can use the trademark royalty free.

When Nikon was making the decision to put an XQD card slot in the D4, Sony, Sandisk and Lexar were all committed to manufacture them. Then for reasons not made public, both Sandisk and Lexar decided to not manufacture the cards. Over the summer, Lexar announced they reversed their decision and will manufacture the cards. It's expected that Lexar's XQD cards will be available later this month.

I have extensively used the XQD cards in my D4 compared to the top of the line Sandisk CF cards. The XQD card is so much faster, it's now my primary card, and the CF card is my backup. By the way the XQD blows away the CFast cards.

I don't know how much traction the XQD card has at this point, nor how fast new manufacturers will come on board making it, nor how fast camera manufacturers will begin to put in slots for it, in new offerings, but I certainly hope they do, as I'd hate to give this card up.

Ned
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