>Ok, fair enough. How many people are shipping XQD? How many >cameras are using it? Not even SONY's own DSLRs are using >it.
Absolutely true, but it takes time for a change like this to go through, as these cameras, especially the upper level ones, to go through design, to test, to manufacure.
>I wonder if it had anything to do with Sony cards shipping >with the cameras?
Good question, but I don't think so. Since the D4 is the only one with the slot right now, the volume for this card is minuscule. I suspect, but certainly don't know for sure, that more cameras, and/or other devices will soon be introduced with an XQD slot, or Lexar would have left the small amount of sales to Sony to loose money on. Right now, it's hard to believe Sony is making anything but a loss on this card.
>Well, it certainly doesn't look promising at this point.
You're right. With only one camera using the XQD, it doesn't look promising on the surface. In 3 months though, CES will be held. I've always thought that at it, we'll be able to better judge the future for XQD. At the same time, I keep getting Lexar's reversal to produce the card stuck in my mind. As I mentioned, it's hard to believe they're gearing up a line to produce this card solely for one camera. Putting together a manufacturing line, even if it's only one line, isn't an inexpensive proposition.