Lexar XQD Cards

obajobaobajoba Posts: 206Member
edited January 2013 in Nikon DSLR cameras
Anyone else see that Amazon has listed the Lexar XQD Cards for $299 (32GB)? They show OOS but I wasn't expecting them to show up for at least a few more weeks.

Thoughts on how they will compare to the Sony S-Series XQD cards?

*Edit - Here's the link for Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Lexar-Professional-1100x-32GB-LXQD32GCTBNA110/dp/B00B1N07A8/ref=sr_1_13?ie=UTF8&qid=1359085498&sr=8-13&keywords=XQD
Post edited by Msmoto on
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  • MsmotoMsmoto Posts: 5,396Moderator
    @ obajoba...fixed the link
    Msmoto, mod
  • CBSSCBSS Posts: 1Member
    Sony XQD Memory Card High-speed memory card for XQD-compatible high-end DSLRs (32GB) $119.99

    http://tinyurl.com/at2rn5b
  • TaoTeJaredTaoTeJared Posts: 1,306Member
    I seriously doubt there will be any difference. Sony and Lexar both make great high-end products. Now if Transcend or Kingston started making them, then you might see a performance difference.
    D800, D300, D50(ir converted), FujiX100, Canon G11, Olympus TG2. Nikon lenses - 24mm 2.8, 35mm 1.8, (5 in all)50mm, 60mm, 85mm 1.8, 105vr, 105 f2.5, 180mm 2.8, 70-200vr1, 24-120vr f4. Tokina 12-24mm, 16-28mm, 28-70mm (angenieux design), 300mm f2.8. Sigma 15mm fisheye. Voigtlander R2 (olive) & R2a, Voigt 35mm 2.5, Zeiss 50mm f/2, Leica 90mm f/4. I know I missed something...
  • PB_PMPB_PM Posts: 3,973Member
    I think it's interesting that Sandisk hasn't followed suite. Maybe they have behind closed doors? Every Lexar card I have, when loaded on the computer, identifies the memory as being made by Sandisk.
    If I take a good photo it's not my camera's fault.
  • TaoTeJaredTaoTeJared Posts: 1,306Member
    I haven't see that one with Lexar card - granted I only have a couple though.

    Sandisk if you recall worked with Sony to write and create the standards for the XQD.

    To me it just sounded like a business decision not to spend $$ creating all the necessary equipment to mass produce it. There is not a huge demand at the moment and most forget that the largest use of memory cards are in business industrial applications that use small computers on equipment, vehicles, handheld devices etc. If they are not wanting to move to a new format yet, or need the speed, then the market is really, really small.
    D800, D300, D50(ir converted), FujiX100, Canon G11, Olympus TG2. Nikon lenses - 24mm 2.8, 35mm 1.8, (5 in all)50mm, 60mm, 85mm 1.8, 105vr, 105 f2.5, 180mm 2.8, 70-200vr1, 24-120vr f4. Tokina 12-24mm, 16-28mm, 28-70mm (angenieux design), 300mm f2.8. Sigma 15mm fisheye. Voigtlander R2 (olive) & R2a, Voigt 35mm 2.5, Zeiss 50mm f/2, Leica 90mm f/4. I know I missed something...
  • PB_PMPB_PM Posts: 3,973Member
    It's likely that Lexar uses several memory manufactures, since as far as I know they don't have their own fabs.
    If I take a good photo it's not my camera's fault.
  • BlinkingeyeBlinkingeye Posts: 21Member
    I don't understand why someone hasn't developed an appliance that you can slide a SD card into then put in the XQD slot. Seems like an easy fix to as yet non-accepted, expensive memory.
  • PB_PMPB_PM Posts: 3,973Member
    Most likely due to the fact the XQD cards aren't much bigger than SD cards. Thickness is the same, so it would be kind of hard to put an SD card inside.
    If I take a good photo it's not my camera's fault.
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