Sony has just released its S series of XQD memory cards,
featuring 168MB/s read-write speeds.
Offering a capacity of 64GB and a sustained read/write
transfer speeds of 168MB/s (actual speed), XQD S Series
outpaces the maximum interface speed limit of Compact Flash
cards (167 MB/s).
Partnered with Nikon?s D4 professional DSLR, XQD S Series
captures a non-stop burst of 108 RAW (at 12-bit compressed
RAW, approximately 10.5MB file size). At a shooting speed
of 10fps, this lets photographers document the men?s 100m
sprint final from start to finish in a single, sustained
burst of RAW images.
Also available, free driver software allows XQD memory
cards to be used with the latest Thunderbolt-enabled
computers through a compatible card reader.
The new XQD S Series memory card is available with 64GB
capacity from July 2012. A 32GB card will also be available
later in 2012 (September/October).