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Sony 16GB XQD Memory Card

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Sony 16GB XQD Memory Card

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Product Highlights

  • 16GB Data Storage Capacity
  • Max. Read / Write Speed: 125MB/s
  • Up To 100 Frames Continuous Shooting
  • PCIe Interface

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The Sony 16GB XQD Memory Card is a card supporting the XQD specification for high-speed, high-performance digital image capture. This specification has been approved and licensed as an open format by the CompactFlash Association. Now, XQD compatible high-end DSLR camera users have the ability to capture as many as 100 frames (approx.) in RAW format in continuous shooting mode with the Nikon D4. These highly reliable cards also serve to protect your data. Enjoy blazing-fast read / write speeds of up to 125 MB/s (approx. 1.0 Gb/s)! These transfer rates are achieved via the PCIe interface, a computer expansion card standard for serial interfaces. The card boasts a data storage capacity of 16 GB.

The XQD card features a unique controller and optimized flash memory allowing for high-speed data processing, yielding speed and performance that is impossible for traditional CompactFlash cards to match. Use this card with the USB 2.0 / 3.0 compatible XQD card reader (model MRW-E80) and the XQD ExpressCard Adapter (QDA-EX1) (both sold separately). These devices enable you to quickly and easily transfer large amounts of data, such as RAW photos, to your computer for an efficient workflow.

Supports XQD specification, approved and licensed as an open format by the CompactFlash Association, for high-speed, high-performance digital image capture
Capture as many as 100 frames (approx.) in RAW format in continuous shooting mode with the Nikon D4
Highly reliable data protection
Blazing-fast read / write speeds of up to 125 MB/s (approx. 1.0 Gb/s)! These transfer rates are achieved via the PCIe interface, a computer expansion card standard for serial interfaces
Data storage capacity of 16 GB
Features a unique controller and optimized flash memory allowing for high-speed data processing, yielding speed and performance that is impossible for traditional CompactFlash cards to match
Use this card with the USB 2.0 / 3.0 compatible XQD card reader (model MRW-E80) and the XQD ExpressCard Adapter (QDA-EX1) (both sold separately). These devices enable you to quickly and easily transfer large amounts of data, such as RAW photos, to your computer for an efficient workflow
UPC: 027242833623
Capacity 16 GB
Read/Write Speed Up to 125 MB/s (approx. 1.0 Gb/s)
Continuous Shooting Up to 100 frames in RAW format 1
Please Note:

With the Nikon D4; capture of compressed 12-bit NEF (RAW) images. Based on Nikon research

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Interface PCIe
Specifications XQD - approved and licensed as an open format by the CompactFlash Association
Packaging Info
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.0 x 4.0 x 0.6"
Sony 16GB XQD Memory Card
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    4.9

    (based on 38 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Writes/reads fast (31)
    • Reliable (24)
    • Easy to use (19)
    • Large capacity (15)
    • Great value (9)

    Cons

    • Price (3)

    Best Uses

    • Portable images/multimedia (11)
    • Storing images/multimedia (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Professional (21), Semi pro (13), Enthusiast (4)
      • Primary use:
      • Business (22), Personal (12)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (32)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    For speed freaks

    I bought the XQD's for use in my Nikon D4 bodies which I use for African wildlife photography. The main reason was the increased write speed which should in theory allow the camera to...Read complete review

    I bought the XQD's for use in my Nikon D4 bodies which I use for African wildlife photography. The main reason was the increased write speed which should in theory allow the camera to transfer its buffered images, thereby freeing up the buffer for more shots when the action is thick and fast. Unfortunately I have not seen enough action to properly test the limits of these cards, which is a good thing when talking about the combined card/buffer performance. My D4 takes 81 shots with 14-bit uncompressed NEF's before the shooting speed slows to below 10FPS (I haven't tested it up to a complete stop), and the buffer fully empties itself onto the card in 17.5 seconds. That gives you an incredible write speed of almost 5FPS onto the card - amazing! The 16Gb card can take an estimated 436 uncompressed 14-bit NEF's or about 80min of 1080p video. For another 50% speed increase Sony announced a new S-series XQD, but I'm very happy with my purchase. I found the cards were slightly sticky when removing them from both camera bodies, so it is not an individual card/body issue. This stickiness is not that annoying though. I will probably upgrade to a larger card though, especially if doing stills/video combination shooting.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Need think about it maybe better 32gb

    i don't no why, but to me this card is to slow, then i copy pics to my pc, with camera works perfect.

    i don't no why, but to me this card is to slow, then i copy pics to my pc, with camera works perfect.

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    5.0

    Lightening fast and reliable

    By Olive

    from Michigan

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Large Capacity
    • Reliable Performance
    • Writes/Reads fast

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Portable images/multimedia
      • Storing images/multimedia

      Comments about Sony 16GB XQD Memory Card:

      Use this with a D4 and you won't ever wait for write speed... lightening fast and reliable !!!

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      5.0

      Blazing Fast

      By Tim

      from Chicago, IL

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Great Value
      • Large Capacity
      • Reliable Performance
      • Writes/Reads fast

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

        Comments about Sony 16GB XQD Memory Card:

        Got a Nikon D4 and was disappointed that Nikon added a XQD slot versus 2 CF slots. Now I wish they put 2 XQD card slots in the D4.

        It is fast shooting and downloading.

        Smaller. I like smaller cards.

        No pins to bend, although I never bent a pin, yet, it's one less thing to worry about.

        It's the present and the future of cards for Pro DSLR cameras.

        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Good Value XQD Card

        By mickklass

        from Tacoma, WA

        About Me Semi Pro

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Great Value
        • Reliable Performance
        • Writes/Reads fast

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Portable images/multimedia

          Comments about Sony 16GB XQD Memory Card:

          This is the best value in XQD cards. While not the fastest, it is still faster than CF cards and reasonably priced. Too bad the higher capacity "H" class XQD's are no longer available.

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          5.0

          Great card

          By Lightlover

          from Perth, Australia

          About Me Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Large Capacity
          • Reliable Performance
          • Transfer speed
          • Writes/Reads fast

          Cons

          • Cost
          • Limited Market Acceptance

          Best Uses

          • Diverse Shooting

          Comments about Sony 16GB XQD Memory Card:

          The XQD technology offers great speed and performance, and this card -- similar to the one that Nikon supplied with its D4s -- gives me all the capabilities I need, in spite of being at the lowest end of current XQD offerings with respect to size or speed.

          • Primary use:
          • Business
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          • No

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          5.0

          Super Fast

          By WTG

          from Kent, WA

          About Me Semi Pro

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Reliable Performance
          • Writes/Reads fast

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Portable images/multimedia

            Comments about Sony 16GB XQD Memory Card:

            I use this card in my Nikon D4 and the rare occasions when I fill up the buffer the fast write speed gets me back into the game without missing a beat!

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Thumbs up

            By Dustin

            from Cleveland

            About Me Professional

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Large Capacity
            • Reliable Performance
            • Writes/Reads fast

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Portable images/multimedia

              Comments about Sony 16GB XQD Memory Card:

              Love this card. Fast, small and durable. Great new format and I hope the industry adopts it.

              • Primary use:
              • Business
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              • No

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              5.0

              Solid and Fast

              By Bossman 1969

              from West Chester, PA

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Large Capacity
              • Reliable Performance
              • Writes/Reads fast

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Sony 16GB XQD Memory Card:

                  This little card feels substantial and writes quickly. Scatching my head for the future of this format- only Nikon knows for sure.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great Card, Perfect for D4

                  By Wedding Shooter

                  from Oklahoma City, OK

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Great Value
                  • Reliable Performance
                  • Writes/Reads fast

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Sony 16GB XQD Memory Card:

                      Strange format card, but is perfect in my D4. B&H has very reasonable price for such a fast card.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Excellent especially at this price

                      By Littlepois

                      from Paris

                      About Me Semi Pro

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Great Value
                      • Writes/Reads fast

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Portable images/multimedia

                        Comments about Sony 16GB XQD Memory Card:

                        excellent

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Great new memory card format!

                        By Kelvin Y Photo

                        from Toronto, Canada

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                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Great Value
                        • Large Capacity
                        • Reliable Performance
                        • Writes/Reads fast

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Sony 16GB XQD Memory Card:

                            The XQD cards are a great new memory card format. They are nicely built and feel solid in the hands. Love the way they click into and out of my Nikon D4. Transfer speeds are fast and they work out of the box, without fuss. Hope more cameras start to support this new format

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                            • Business
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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            works fine little faster than cd

                            By drjm photography

                            from Tampa

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                                  Comments about Sony 16GB XQD Memory Card:

                                  With d4

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                                  5.0

                                  compact, value, rugged

                                  By boghav

                                  from warwick, ri

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                                  Pros

                                  • Writes/Reads fast

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Camera Recording

                                    Comments about Sony 16GB XQD Memory Card:

                                    unlike SD cards, the contacts are shielded inside

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                                    • Business
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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Feels like quality

                                    By Tish

                                    from Toronto, ON

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                                    Pros

                                    • Great Value
                                    • Reliable Performance
                                    • Writes/Reads fast

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Storing images/multimedia

                                      Comments about Sony 16GB XQD Memory Card:

                                      I live in Canada. Up here they charge $200 for this. B&H had it on sale for $ and a free card reader. You guys are life savers, it arrived 2 days before a wedding gig i had! Great product, quick shipping, I can't be anymore satisfied.

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                                      • Business
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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      16GB XQD Memory Card

                                      By eotwp

                                      from Chagrin Falls, OH

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                                        Cons

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                                          • Portable images/multimedia

                                          Comments about Sony 16GB XQD Memory Card:

                                          Fast and reliable.

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                                          • Business
                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                          • No

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                                          5.0

                                          16GB XQD Memory Card

                                          By eotwp

                                          from Chagrin Falls

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                                                Comments about Sony 16GB XQD Memory Card:

                                                Fast and reliable.

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                                                • Business
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                                                • No

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                                                5.0

                                                D4 + XQD = KING !!!

                                                By Well1008

                                                from Union City, CA

                                                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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                                                Pros

                                                • Writes/Reads fast

                                                Cons

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                                                    Comments about Sony 16GB XQD Memory Card:

                                                    Blazingly FAST....

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                                                    • Personal
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                                                    • No

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                                                    3.0

                                                    Need think about it maybe better 32gb

                                                    By ernis

                                                    from ill

                                                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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                                                          Comments about Sony 16GB XQD Memory Card:

                                                          i don't no why, but to me this card is to slow, then i copy pics to my pc, with camera works perfect.

                                                          • Primary use:
                                                          • Personal
                                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                                          • No

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                                                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                           
                                                          5.0

                                                          A way to go

                                                          By Nikonman

                                                          from Toronto

                                                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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                                                          Pros

                                                          • Easy To Use
                                                          • Great Value
                                                          • Reliable Performance
                                                          • Writes/Reads fast

                                                          Cons

                                                            Best Uses

                                                            • Portable images/multimedia

                                                            Comments about Sony 16GB XQD Memory Card:

                                                            I am a wildlife amateur photographer and this card is enough for a day of shooting. I prefer a small size memory cards for convenience, like using small bank notes is handier and safer than $100 bills. The electrical contact design, size and speed beat CF cards. The only problem is that you must have a separate card reader. I wish SONY could make a single reader for XQD and CF.

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                                                            • Personal
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                                                            • No

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                                                            5.0

                                                            Nice card 4 D4

                                                            By GabrielH

                                                            from Chicago

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                                                            Verified Buyer

                                                            Pros

                                                            • Easy To Use
                                                            • Large Capacity
                                                            • Reliable Performance
                                                            • Writes/Reads fast

                                                            Cons

                                                              Best Uses

                                                                Comments about Sony 16GB XQD Memory Card:

                                                                I love the fact there are no more pins that could get damaged when inserting a card.

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                                                                • Business
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                                                                • No

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                                                                5.0

                                                                A Speed Demon!

                                                                By peterj

                                                                from British Columbia, Canada

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                                                                      Comments about Sony 16GB XQD Memory Card:

                                                                      Initially I questioned Nikon's wisdom in using two card formats for the D4. Having used this XQD card now I love its performance and have no regrets.

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                                                                      • Personal
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                                                                      • No

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