Digital photographers can now store more images in their cameras with the new Sony memory cards. The latest XQD memory cards unveiled by Sony allows digital photographers to store more data and write data much faster than the conventional memory cards. The cards are supported by the latest XQD specifications, which are developed for higher speed and better performance in digital photography.
The newly unveiled Sony XQD cards are QD-H16 (16 GB) and QD-H32 (32 GB). Both are approved by the CompactFlash Association and are licensed as open formats. With high-speed data processing, digital photographers can capture approximately 100 frames in RAW format in continuous shooting mode using a high-end DSLR camera. Each card is embedded with a unique controller and flash memory, which can write data much faster than the usual compact flash cards. "Memory card technology has done a great job of keeping pace, but these new cards give an entirely new meaning to speed and performance," said Viviano Cantu, director, Consumer Media for Sony Electronics.
The Sony XQD memory cards are ideal for advanced and professional photographers. The cards can maintain a continuous shooting of RAW images with an impressive data transfer rates of up to 1 Gbps/125 MB/s writing speed. "Advanced shooters want to capture the moment in the highest quality possible, and that often means dealing with massive files like RAW images," said Cantu.
The new Sony XQD memory cards will be available in the market from February this year. The QD-H16 card is estimated to be priced at US$ 129.99, while the QD-H32 card at US$ 229.99.