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Sony XQD Card Reader

You Pay: $36.69
Product Highlights
  • Transfers Data From XQD Card To PC
  • Data Transfer Speed: Up To 5.0 Gbps
  • USB 2.0 / 3.0 Compatible

The Sony XQD Card Reader enables you to quickly and easily transfer large amounts of data, such as RAW photos, from your Sony XQD memory card to your computer. This provides you with an efficient workflow. Enjoy blazing-fast data transfer speeds of up to 5.0 Gbps with SuperSpeed USB 3.0! The reader is also USB 2.0 compatible.

Enables you to quickly and easily transfer large amounts of data, such as RAW photos, from your Sony XQD memory card to your computer, providing an efficient workflow
Blazing-fast data transfer speeds of up to 5.0 Gbps with SuperSpeed USB 3.0
Also USB 2.0 compatible
Compatible Memory Cards Sony XQD cards
Computer Interface USB 2.0 / 3.0
Data Transfer Rate USB 2.0: 480 Mb/s
USB 3.0: 5.0 Gbps
Power Requirements USB 2.0 / 3.0 port
System & Software Requirements Windows 7, Vista, XP or Mac OS X
Operating Temperature 41 to 104° F (5 to 40° C)
Operating Humidity 30 to 80% (non-condensing)
Storage Temperature -22 to 140° F (-30 to 60° C)
Dimensions (WxHxD) Approx. 3.4 x 1.97 x 0.49" (8.6 x 5.0 x 1.25 cm)
Weight Approx. 1.5 oz (42 g)
Sony XQD Card Reader
  • USB 3.0 Cable
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    SonyXQD Card Reader
     
    4.8

    (based on 49 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (41)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast transfer (35)
    • Lightweight (29)
    • Reliable (22)
    • Durable dock (16)
    • Excellent interface (14)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Image transfer (27)
      • Digital photography (21)
      • Image storage (13)
      • Digital capture (12)
      • Viewing images (11)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-professional (18), Professional (16), Enthusiast (10)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (46)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Only game in town

      First of all, I would've given the Sony XQD card reader 5 stars except for the price. At the time of purchase, it was the only choice.
      To be fair, it...Read complete review

      First of all, I would've given the Sony XQD card reader 5 stars except for the price. At the time of purchase, it was the only choice.
      To be fair, it IS made very well. It came with an 18" USB3 cable. It has a nice blue activity light that can be seen from most all angles.
      This card reader only reads XQD. Sony, it would've been nice to combine it with a Compact Flash reader. Then, I'd only carry one reader. Now, I have to carry multiple cables to go with my card readers.
      It IS a nice looking card reader.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Over 2 Hours to download XQD to new iMac

      Sorry this is long winded but if you plan to use XQD with MAC please read. After speaking with Sony for an hour and a half and Apple for an hour I need to...Read complete review

      Sorry this is long winded but if you plan to use XQD with MAC please read. After speaking with Sony for an hour and a half and Apple for an hour I need to share the following compatibility issue with the MRW-E80. The MRW-E80 is rated at a maximum data speed of 125 MB/s. However on a brand new iMac i7 quad core using the latest OS 10.8.2 the card downloaded at only 4 MB/s. Using this card reader and a Sony 32 GB XQD series H card it took 2 HOURS and 20 minutes to down load to the iMAC.I tried the MRW-E80 on my wifes year old i7 Windows PC and it downloaded at 67 MB/s. Sony tells me they have an accelerated driver for Windows but not for MAC. Apple tells me this is a Sony issue. Note: as a test I transferred the same data that is on the XQD card from a hard drive to the iMAC and it did fine at 190 MB/s. And I also transferred the same data from an SDHC class 10 card with a USB 2.0 card reader and it tested out at 20 MB/s. This reader would likely work much better on a Mac if it had a Thunderbolt connection. 2 hours is crazy slow. I have never rated a product this low before but I feel I need to let you know.

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      4.0

      Work fine

      By Tbonemain

      from Los Angeles

      Comments about Sony XQD Card Reader:

      This is light weight and does what it's auspoaed to do. Newer cards are shipping with an interface so it is not needed as much any more these days.

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      5.0

      This is for XQD cards only

      By torchman310

      from Santa Clarita, Ca

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable Dock
      • Excellent Interface
      • Fast Transfer
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

      • Short Cable

      Best Uses

      • Digital Capture
      • Digital Photography
      • Image Storage
      • Image Transfer
      • Viewing Images

      Comments about Sony XQD Card Reader:

      This is the card reader for the XQD memory card which is used on Nikon D 4 and D 4 S cameras.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      I like this product.

      By Jack

      from Los Angeles,CA

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Sony XQD Card Reader:

      That's good.

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      5.0

      Small and easy to use

      By warthog

      from Frisco, TX

      About Me Semi-Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fast Transfer
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Image Transfer

        Comments about Sony XQD Card Reader:

        This is very easy to use and is much smaller than a typical high speed reader. I would recommend it to anyone that needs a QXD reader without a doubt. Setup was essentially non-existent.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        It is a card reader

        By Keith

        from Williamstown, MA

        About Me Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Sony XQD Card Reader:

            It is a card reader. There is not much to say about it

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Sleek and Cool

            By Jensen B.

            from Amelia Island, FL

            About Me Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Sony XQD Card Reader:

                  This card reader looks really sleek and cool. It works great and is designed pretty classy. Push the card in, and push the card in for it to come out. Pretty cool.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Must have

                  By thekurgan

                  from Sacramento, CA

                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable Dock
                  • Fast Transfer
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Digital Capture
                    • Viewing Images

                    Comments about Sony XQD Card Reader:

                    I like the size of this reader, and it's a must-have for the XQD cards and is not expensive.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Must Have If Using XQD Memory Cards

                    By Bob

                    from Charlotte, NC

                    About Me Semi-Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Fast Transfer

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Digital Photography
                      • Image Transfer

                      Comments about Sony XQD Card Reader:

                      Works fine so far.

                      I don't know of any other options for XQD cards.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Nice unit

                      By High Point Photography

                      from Princeton, MN

                      About Me Semi-Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable Dock
                      • Fast Transfer

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Digital Photography

                        Comments about Sony XQD Card Reader:

                        Quick and durable. Loaded fast and easy to put cards in, felt it was built well.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Must Have To Use The XQD Card

                        By HawgWildTerry

                        from Marysville, WA

                        About Me Semi-Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Fast Transfer
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Digital Photography
                          • Image Storage
                          • Image Transfer
                          • Viewing Images

                          Comments about Sony XQD Card Reader:

                          Must have product to use with the XQD Cards

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Very happy with it

                          By ChrisSFLA

                          from Fort Lauderdale

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable Dock
                          • Excellent Interface
                          • Fast Transfer
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Digital Capture
                            • Image Storage
                            • Image Transfer
                            • Viewing Images

                            Comments about Sony XQD Card Reader:

                            Light weigh and very well built.

                            I use this with our F5/55 cameras in conjunction with XQD cards.

                            Definitely recommend it.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Works as Advertized

                            By diwanicki

                            from NJ

                            About Me Semi-Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable Dock
                            • Excellent Interface
                            • Fast Transfer
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Image Transfer

                              Comments about Sony XQD Card Reader:

                              Works Great I would recommend to anyone needing a XQD reader

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Well constructed and fast XQD reader

                              By Ryan A

                              from Adelaide, South Australia

                              About Me Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Excellent Interface
                              • Fast Transfer
                              • Lightweight
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Digital Capture
                                • Digital Photography
                                • Image Transfer

                                Comments about Sony XQD Card Reader:

                                I purchased this along with the 64GB S Series XQD card. It's small enough to fit into the pocket of your bag or anything really. Lightweight, well constructed, looks sleek and being USB3 its fast! All in all a good product.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                XQD Card Reader by Sony

                                By NikonMan-Tony

                                from Michigan

                                About Me Semi-Professional

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Fast Transfer
                                • Lightweight
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Digital Capture
                                  • Digital Photography
                                  • Image Storage
                                  • Image Transfer
                                  • Viewing Images

                                  Comments about Sony XQD Card Reader:

                                  Great product that works seamlessly with my Mac and Nikon D4. Great product - I own two of them now.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Sony XQD reader

                                  By Alan

                                  from Tucson

                                  About Me Semi-Professional

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable Dock
                                  • Excellent Interface
                                  • Fast Transfer
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Long Cable
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                  • Only For Nikon D4 D4s
                                  • Only For Sony Xqd Cards

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Sony XQD Card Reader:

                                    Absolutely necessary for reading the Sony XQD memory cards.
                                    A very fast card reader using the USB 3 interface.
                                    Works very well with a high quality, externally powered, USB 3 hub.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Works fine as advertized

                                    By Poppajohn63

                                    from NJ

                                    About Me Semi-Professional

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Fast Transfer

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Digital Photography

                                      Comments about Sony XQD Card Reader:

                                      I use a 64 GB card for sports photography. I shoot about 500 photos per game and it has room for 3 games.

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      perfect pair

                                      By t-pew

                                      from Irving, TX

                                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable Dock
                                      • Excellent Interface
                                      • Fast Transfer
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Reliable

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Image Transfer
                                        • Viewing Images

                                        Comments about Sony XQD Card Reader:

                                        This is a perfect pair for my 32GB XQD N Series
                                        Fast read and reduce the import time in LR

                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        as expected

                                        By klars

                                        from columbus ohio

                                        About Me Semi-Professional

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Fast Transfer
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Long Cable
                                        • Reliable

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Image Transfer

                                          Comments about Sony XQD Card Reader:

                                          USB 3 ...works as expected

                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                          • No

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                                          4.0

                                          only thing that reads XQD Cards

                                          By anorth

                                          from Sydney, Australia

                                          About Me Professional

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Durable Dock
                                          • Excellent Interface
                                          • Fast Transfer
                                          • Lightweight
                                          • Reads Xqd Cards
                                          • Small

                                          Cons

                                          • While To Mount

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Digital Photography
                                          • Fast Image Transfer
                                          • Image Storage
                                          • Image Transfer

                                          Comments about Sony XQD Card Reader:

                                          only thing that reads XQD Cards
                                          nice small compact size
                                          only problem it takes longer than usual to mount on my Mac Pro usb2 connection using Mac OS 10.9.1

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                                          • No

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                                          4.0

                                          Necessary but watch out.

                                          By yipdog

                                          from Mesa, AZ

                                          About Me Professional

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Durable Dock
                                          • Fast Transfer
                                          • Lightweight

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Image Transfer

                                            Comments about Sony XQD Card Reader:

                                            Worked perfectly in my laptop with USB2. Tried on my tower which has a USB3 port and it killed the port. Not sure why.

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                                            • No

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