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Will there be a D4S??

PerroneFord

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"RE: Will there be a D4S??"

PerroneFord Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Apr 2011
Fri 05-Oct-12 04:38 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.

Ok, fair enough. How many people are shipping XQD? How many cameras are using it? Not even SONY's own DSLRs are using it.

>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 wonder if it had anything to do with Sony cards shipping with the cameras?

>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 have no beef with the performance of the cards. I've seen them in action and they are impressive.

>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.

Well, it certainly doesn't look promising at this point.

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