American accessory company Delkin Devices has unveiled a range of XQD cards. With a speed rating of 2933x, the cards are designed for high-speed continuous shooting and for high-definition cameras. The cards will be available in 64GB, 120GB and 240GB options from November.
The XQD card format is being used by Nikon's new full-frame mirrorless cameras the Z7 and Z6. Previously the card format had only been used by Nikon D850, D500, and D5 DSLRs – as well in some Sony XDCAM broadcast camcorders. At present, XQD cards are manufactured and sold solely by Sony. They offer far faster data transfer speeds that older memory card formats, such as SDXC or CompactFlash.
The prices for the cards will be £189.99 for the 64GB card, £289.99 for the 128GB card, and £579.99 for the 256GB.
Delkin will also offer a unique built-in insurance policy for their XQD memory cards and will replace any non-working XQD card. "This covers the unthinkable, from salt exposure to even pet and child inflicted damage" Jenn Sherry, Delkin's Marketing Manager explains. "Should anything happen, just give us a call and we'll send you a brand new replacement card that you'll receive in less than 48 hours, along with a pre-paid shipping envelope to get your damaged card back to us."
The Delkin cards will offer a maximum read and write speed of 400MB/s, and are Version 2.0 compliant.
Each of Delkin's XQD cards has a serial number – just like your camera and lenses. Delkin says that this helps improve customer support, and provides the extra protection and insurance., Owners can register their cards at www.delkindevices.com/xqd/.
Which cameras use XQD memory cards?
Cameras that use the XQD format:
• Nikon Z7 (read more)
• Nikon Z6 (read more)
• Nikon D850 (see deals)
• Nikon D500 (see deals)
• Nikon D5 (see deals)
• Nikon D4s
• Nikon D4
• Sony PXW-FS7
• Sony PXW-FS7M2
• Panasonic S1R (read more)
• Panasonic S1 (read more)
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