? PhotographyBLOG - Photography News, Reviews, Articles, Gallery, Forums, Film and Digital
PhotographyBLOG


Newsletter Competition

LATEST REVIEWS

Sony Cyber-shot T77
Sony Cyber-shot T700
Sanyo HD2000
Autodesk Stitcher
Panasonic DMC-FS25
Portraiture 2
Olympus E-30
Sony A900
Olympus SP-565 UZ
Genuine Fractals 6

All Reviews
Best Digital Cameras

LATEST COMMENTS

Think Tank Photo Releases Digital Holster 5
Date: Aug 25, 2016
Name: Mechanic Resurrection Full Movie

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Preview
Date: Aug 25, 2016
Name: Maheedhar samala

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X8
Date: Aug 25, 2016
Name: danizone

Think Tank Photo Releases Digital Holster 5
Date: Aug 25, 2016
Name: SSMITH

Think Tank Photo Releases Digital Holster 5
Date: Aug 25, 2016
Name: HAPPY DIWALI 2016

Zeiss Education Programme
Date: Aug 25, 2016
Name: Products and services copywriting help

Zeiss Education Programme
Date: Aug 25, 2016
Name: Hired third party dissertation review

Think Tank Photo Releases Digital Holster 5
Date: Aug 25, 2016
Name: onam

Online EOS Training Academy
Date: Aug 25, 2016
Name: svrtechnologies

Think Tank Photo Releases Digital Holster 5
Date: Aug 25, 2016
Name: ctet sept exam 2016 answer key

Latest Threads

MOST COMMENTS

Panasonic DMC-LX1 Announced (796)

Kodak Easyshare Z981 (514)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX2 (481)

Ricoh Caplio R3 Announced (422)

Panasonic DMC-FZ30 Announced (361)

Impossible B&W SX-70 Hard Color (293)

Fujifilm Finepix E550 Review (264)

Sony DSC-H5 and Sony DSC-H2 (242)

Canon G7 (227)

Samsung S800, Samsung S600 and Samsung S500 (209)


ARCHIVES

August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015

Latest News Stories

AFFILIATES

Digital Photography Blog
Digital Wedding Forum
Everyday Eye
Mark Goldstein
Mobile Phones
ShutterPoint
 

Thursday, September 20, 2012

SanDisk Won’t Produce XQD Cards, Prefers CFast Instead

SanDisk have confirmed that they will not be producing XQD flash memory cards. Speaking to Photography Blog at Photokina today, Susan Park, Director of Product Marketing, Retail Imaging, said that the market-leading company have instead chosen the CFast 2.0 standard for their future high-end cards.

Co-invented by SanDisk and the Compact Flash Association, the recently announced CFast 2.0 specification will provide a performance capability of up to 600MB/sec, meeting the needs of 2K/4K video which requires much faster speeds than the current Compact Flash specification allows for. A 100Gb file takes only 5 minutes to transfer at 350Mb/s - 20 minutes is more the norm with current CF cards.

SanDisk are working closely with camera manufacturers including Canon and Phase One, and sampling of the new CFast 2.0 cards has already begun, although because the new standard has a SATA interface, there are no cameras currently on the market that are compatible with the still-theoretical SanDisk CFast card.

We’re awaiting Nikon’s response to this news, as their flagship D4 DSLR is the only camera that actually uses the XQD format. Sony are currently the sole manufacturer of XQD cards, although Lexar did announce plans to support the format earlier in the year and are working on finalising their product.



 



Pixmania Logo

Discover a wide range of digital cameras at low prices. Buy cheap cameras from Sony and Canon. Share your photos thanks to digital photo frames.


Varnam Logo

Varnam offers digital photo frame with built-in memory & battery.




© Copyright 2003-2008 Photo 360 Limited
Best Viewed at 1024x768 Screen Resolution