We now have a choice of brands of XQD cards to purchase for the D4.
Up until now, we've only had Sony, but Lexar is now shipping their XQD cards...but they sure aren't cheap.
Right now the Lexar Professional 1100x XQD Cards (32GB and 64GB) are only available through Lexar directly. B&H, Adorama, and other stores are not yet carrying these cards. I'm sure that will end soon, but I have no idea when.
The new Sony S series XQD cards are supposed to have a 168MB/s write/read speed, as is the new Lexar Professional 1100x XQD cards.
Here are the prices. I'll bet you're sticking with Sony at this point.
Sony Series S 32GB - $229 (B&H) Sony Series S 64GB - $327.55 (B&H) Lexar Professional 1100x 32GB - $449.99 (Lexar online store) Lexar Professional 1100x 64GB - $749.99 (Lexar online store)
At those prices I don't see why anyone will purchase the Lexar Cards.
I expect they will, but for the life of me, I don't understand setting the price where it is now. Who would buy their XQD card. The 32GB card is almost twice the price, and the 64GB card is more than twice the price of the Sony.
Hi Antonio. I think you're quoting a price on the original Sony XQD cards which were in Series H. The new onces in Series S (much faster) run as listed in my OP. Series H manufacturing has been discontinued. B&H is already out of the 32GB "H" card.
>Hi Antonio. I think you're quoting a price on the original >Sony XQD cards which were in Series H. The new onces in Series >S (much faster) run as listed in my OP. Series H manufacturing >has been discontinued. B&H is already out of the 32GB >"H" card. > >Ned >A Nikonians Team >Member > >----------------------------- >Visit my >Travel Photography Blog and >my Galleries.
Yes sir, I was speaking on the H series. I just ordered 2 yesterday from Adorama.
Thu 21-Feb-13 03:43 AM | edited Thu 21-Feb-13 03:55 AM by M_Jackson
B&H has 32 gig 1000x Lexar cards for $248.95 FOR TWO. They fit the second slot perfectly! The 1000x cards download to the computer faster than my 32gig Series H Sony XQD cards, but I don't know if they are faster in the camera.
On a D4, I am not sure how much bang for the buck you'd get buying the faster S series cards, knowing the camera already shoots around 90 full frame 14bit images before hitting the buffer with the older H series.
I hit the buffer fairly often on a D800 at FF, so faster would be better there.