Included with the new D4 from Samy's was the heralded XQD card and card Reader. The reader was supposedly USB 2 & 3 compliant. The cord had typical USB connections (the small end fit in the USB port in the camera but other end would not fit anywhere in the reader. It seems that Sony has redesigned the connector Port (have I missed something? ) please advise-CarlC67
Sat 30-Jun-12 06:17 AM | edited Sat 30-Jun-12 06:18 AM by briantilley
Forgive me if I'm misinterpreting what you're saying, but...
...the idea of a card reader (or any format) is that you use the cable to connect the reader to your computer, then remove the card from the camera, insert it into the reader, and copy the image files using whatever software you prefer. The reader is not to be connected to the camera.
The card reader does not have a typical USB connection. The USB cable has a USB connection for the computer (typical USB cable); but does not connect to the reader. The XQD works fine in the camera but what connects the card reader to compute when I remove the card from the d4 and place it in the readerr?.
Sat 30-Jun-12 02:18 PM | edited Sat 30-Jun-12 02:21 PM by DudleyG
The Sony XQD card reader I received with my D4 was in a separate envelope stuffed inside of the Nikon D4 box. The cord that you use to attach the reader to the computer was in the same small white envelope as the reader and is short (about 20 inches long) and fatter than the cord supplied with the D4 by Nikon to attach the camera directly to a computer via a USB port.
>The card reader does not have a typical USB connection. The >USB cable has a USB connection for the computer (typical USB >cable); but does not connect to the reader. >The XQD works fine in the camera but what connects the card >reader to compute when I remove the card from the d4 and place >it in the readerr?. It would seem that Sony has designed a new end for the connection that fits into the reader.It's a super speed MRW-E80 do-dad that should have come with the reader. The company that sent me the camera will investigate it. so right now I havee a card full pics that I can't download Carl
Sat 30-Jun-12 06:23 PM | edited Sat 30-Jun-12 06:25 PM by DudleyG
Actually, Sony did not design a new connection for the card reader. It has the "standard" USB 3.0 (full size connector) that you find on all external disk drives, camera card readers, etc that have the USB 3.0 interface port on the device to connect a cable that connects to a computer.
In other words, if you have the cable that you connect an external disk drive such as Western Digital "My Passport" that has the USB 3.0 interface, that cable is likely to work with the Sony Card Reader. My WD Passport has the exact same port as the Sony Card Reader.
I also have Lexar USB 3.0 dual slot card reader, and it has the exact same port on it as the Sony card reader.
Sat 30-Jun-12 06:25 PM | edited Sat 30-Jun-12 06:31 PM by gpoole
The connector on the Sony XQD card reader is a normal USB3 connector that takes a standard USB3 cable. The cable should be available at places like Best Buy. You can also use a micro USB2 cable in the larger of the two sections of the connector on the card.
USB3 is backwards compatible with USB2, so you can use the reader with existing USB2 interfaces.
You can also read the card through you D4 using the USB connection or the network connection on the camera.
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Sun 01-Jul-12 03:28 AM | edited Tue 03-Jul-12 02:46 AM by CarlC67
I've decided to edit my last transmission. The vendor in the LA area and they are frienly and helpful said that the connection for the card reader was something that Fit on the end of USB cable and that I should re-examine the box-didn't find any thing But plastic bubbles empty bags and cardboard partitions. Called Sony tech rep And it's not in their parts catalog yet. A tech rep said that the vendor does the "bundling" and that this was "pre-order" purchase and that's over so if I want one - buy it. But the guys that make it can't find it in their system.