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  1. #11
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    Re: XQD Card cancelled.

    XQD cards are still listed on the Sony site, and I can't locate any announcement by Sony regarding discontinuing the line. I know Lexar quit making them, and then they were shutdown. @wade7575 can you link the Fro video? I couldn't locate it with a search. I found two videos with some dude who had opinion videos regarding what he thought would happen with XQD.

    Sony registered 2 new patents on XQD cards in June 2018. Anyway, as long as the new tech is compatible all is well, just more expensive.


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    Last edited by Dawg Pics; 03-11-2019 at 07:46 PM.
    "Remember to gaze up at the night sky because there is a little bit of the cosmos in each of us."


    Um yeahhhh, I shoot a lot of pics of my dogs.
    D500 (DOB 05/26/17), D300, D80, SB-800. RIP-D100



  2. #12
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    Re: XQD Card cancelled.

    I looked for Jared Polin's video but I can not find it,it's been a few days since I seen it and I'm not sure how long it's been but I don't think it's been more then a month.
    I'm not sure if Jared said Sony cancelled the XQD but he something about it being cancelled now that was about Lexar or some other company I can't recall but he did say something about Camera's that use the XQD cards can use the CFexpress cards and all that would be needed is a firmware update.

    I read it about a month ago threw a google search about the QXD cards being cancelled and it seemed like a legit article but I can not find it,I was looking for SD cards and trying to get a good deal and it was in the list of result's and I don't know how to find it.

    I guess it will be a wait and see game,I think even if Sony keeps making the XQD cards they are going to be the only ones and that's not going to be ag ood thing for XQD's.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dawg Pics View Post
    XQD cards are still listed on the Sony site, and I can't locate any announcement by Sony regarding discontinuing the line. I know Lexar quit making them, and then they were shutdown. @wade7575 can you link the Fro video? I couldn't locate it with a search. I found two videos with some dude who had opinion videos regarding what he thought would happen with XQD.

    Sony registered 2 new patents on XQD cards in June 2018. Anyway, as long as the new tech is compatible all is well, just more expensive.

  3. #13
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    Re: XQD Card cancelled.

    XQD Card cancelled.

  4. #14
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    Re: XQD Card cancelled.

    Quote Originally Posted by mikew View Post
    Nikon aint going to improve the D7200, its already better than they want a midrange camera to be
    If that's the case, since I won't downgrade to a D7500 or D500, Nikon won't be selling many P lenses to D7200 owners.
    Brent: Poway, CA
    D7200, D200, F100
    Tokina 12-24mm
    Nikon 18-200mm
    Tokina 28-70mm f2.6-2.8
    Nikon 80-200mm f2.8
    Sigma 150-600mm
    Nikon 50 AF f1.8
    Tokina 100mm f2.8 Macro
    Nikon SB800

  5. #15
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    Re: XQD Card cancelled.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bikerbrent View Post
    If that's the case, since I won't downgrade to a D7500 or D500, Nikon won't be selling many P lenses to D7200 owners.
    "Downgrade" to a D500?! What are you smoking?!
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  6. #16
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    Re: XQD Card cancelled.

    Sony and Delkin are still making XQD cards and I can find no reports that they are quitting. They are still for sale at all the stores that have normally sold them. Lexar stopped making them, of course.

    CFexpress cards are going to be really expensive, I'm sure. I'm not in any huge hurry to grab CFexpress cards.
    Woody Green

    Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can't Lose

    D500, D7200, D7100, D70

  7. #17
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    Re: XQD Card cancelled.

    Quote Originally Posted by BackdoorHippie View Post
    "Downgrade" to a D500?! What are you smoking?!
    Since I don't do much sports or action photography, but mostly landscape, I consider it a downgrade!
    Brent: Poway, CA
    D7200, D200, F100
    Tokina 12-24mm
    Nikon 18-200mm
    Tokina 28-70mm f2.6-2.8
    Nikon 80-200mm f2.8
    Sigma 150-600mm
    Nikon 50 AF f1.8
    Tokina 100mm f2.8 Macro
    Nikon SB800

  8. #18
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    Re: XQD Card cancelled.

    Maybe sometime in the future they will replace one with the other, especially if the market can't support both cards. As long as the price drops if that happens, then no problem. Sony not supporting XQD because it isn't used in their consumer cameras doesn't have anything to do with replacing XQD with CFexpress cards. Because they are the same size, the CFexpress cards won't be fully supported by Sony either. So, I am not sure why that was mentioned. I would have to watch the vid again to see if I misunderstood him.
    It does make sense that since the CFexpress cards are the same size as the XQD people would raise the point that it would eventually replace the XQD. It just hasn't happened yet.
    "Remember to gaze up at the night sky because there is a little bit of the cosmos in each of us."


    Um yeahhhh, I shoot a lot of pics of my dogs.
    D500 (DOB 05/26/17), D300, D80, SB-800. RIP-D100

  9. #19
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    Re: XQD Card cancelled.

    Quote Originally Posted by wade7575 View Post
    Thank you
    "Remember to gaze up at the night sky because there is a little bit of the cosmos in each of us."


    Um yeahhhh, I shoot a lot of pics of my dogs.
    D500 (DOB 05/26/17), D300, D80, SB-800. RIP-D100

  10. #20
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    Re: XQD Card cancelled.

    This was expected eventually because XQD is 4 pipes, streams, which the CFExpress is 4 and 8 pipes in two versions, type A and type B
    So older Nikons will likely be updated with firmware for XQD cameras for Type A only but all newer cameras will be compatible with Type B
    Sony will not leave the card market, they have announced 1700mb/s CFExpress.

    Sony uses the XQD in their pro video cameras...and it is interesting to note none use 2 slots...because it was designed to be extremely reliable and it is. They have reported after millions made, only 1 failed. The differences are vast, not only are the contacts of a design that are protected and superior connections. They are also more like error detection/error correction buses based on the super reliable PCIe+ architecture.

    SD cards are essentially a solid state 5.25-inch floppy disk, the with the same dumb bus system without any error detection. The hysteria over the lack of two cards shows the tech is too complex for Youtube photo gurus to understand. I unsubscribe to any channels that promote that nonsense.
    The Z cameras are the only bodies on the market that can use the full capability of the 8 pipe CFExpress and expect a future update that allowed ProRes RAW to card capability, unavailable on any camera less than $25,000. It is not an option with current Sony a7/a9 architecture and surely not Canon.
    Nikon was ridiculed for its tag line of "Future Proof" cameras when the Z was announced and the Youtube gurus were pretty vocal about how Nikon was leasing a bad camera. A lot of them staked their reputation on those claims but it was a case of lack of insight, understanding, and vision. They made fun of the S lenses for being too expensive for cheap plastic lenses but later the testing revealed each was the sharpest corner to corner wide open than any other lenses. The 50 is the sharpest lens period and the 24-70 embarrasses the expensive 24-70 2.8 G and E versions in corner-to-corner sharpness, contrast, color, and flare resistance. The announced 2.8 version will be a killer.
    The May software update is not a bug fix but a feature addition and Nikon has hinted that the policy of adding features will be a core advantage of the future proofing the Z cameras. The hardware is essentially a blank slate of a tough body, and quality sensor and EVF and everything else is a computer that can be configured to anything the manufacturer would like to add or change. Want better AF? Keep improving the software, it is not limited by the hardware like in a mirrored camera, what more control options, no problem, just write a bit of code and add it to the next feature update. This means unlike the Sony which is built as and treated as a disposable camera, the Z cameras are viable for the next decade, it is certainly built to last.
    Sony might switch their production facilities to the CFExpress soon but there will still be a good supply since XQD is still the only available pro grade card.
    Due to the obvious advantage of pro cards, SD will not be around much longer in any serious cameras. No "pro" camera will have SD in the next releases.
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