Nikon Unveils Its Own XQD Memory Cards

Nikon Unveils Its Own XQD Memory Cards

Sony sells both mirrorless cameras and memory cards, and Nikon wants in on the party. In addition to announcing its Z Series full-frame mirrorless camera system, Nikon today also unveiled its own Nikon-branded XQD memory cards for use in those cameras.

News of Nikon-branded cards emerged in a leak shortly before the official Z Series announcement.

The Japanese camera rumor site Nokishita reported that Nikon will be selling its own “genuine” XQD memory cards, with a 64GB priced at ¥17,820 (~$160) and a 120GB one with a price tag of ¥29,160 (~$262).

Both memory cards were officially announced by Nikon today. They boast a maximum read speed of 440MB/s and a max write speed of 400MB/s.

The Nikon Z6 and Z7 cameras feature a single XQD memory card slot — a strike against them for many photographers — and those card slots will one day be upgradeable to support CFexpress memory cards of the future through a simple firmware update.

While it’s unclear what the exact pricing in the United States will be, Nikon says the cards are scheduled for release in late September 2018.

Source: PetaPixel

Nikon Unveils Its Own XQD Memory Cards