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Confirmed: Nikon D5 to come with free XQD card and reader also in the US

An update to my previous post: similar to the UK and Germany I can now confirm that the first Nikon D5 pre-orders in the US and Canada will also come with a free Sony 32GB G-Series XQD memory card ($109.95) and a XQD reader ($37.95). Nikon D5 pre-order links: B&H | Adorama | Amazon.

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Lexar XQD, CF and SD memory cards performance test on the new Nikon D5/D500 cameras

Lexar Japan published a new video where you can see the difference in performance between XQD, CF and SD cards in the new D5/D500 cameras: The video is over 8 minutes, so here are the actual test results (number of shots taken displayed on the graph):

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WEX Photographic and Jessops confirm: Nikon D5 will come with free Sony 32GB XQD memory card and reader

WEX Photographic confirms on their website what I already reported here on NikonRumors: the first Nikon D5 shipments will include free Sony 32GB XQD memory card and reader. Jessops has a similar note on their D5 listing: Note that the Nikon D500 listings at WEX Photographic and Jessops do not mention anything about free XQD cards. The new Sony XQD […]

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Update: the new Sony XQD M-series memory cards are now shipping, currently in stock

A quick update on my last post – the new Sony XQD M-series memory cards are actually already shipping (thanks Ish). Here is the current pricing and availability: Sony XQD 32GB M series: $58.61 (in stock) Sony XQD 64GB M series: $96 (in stock) Sony XQD 128GB M series: $153.60 (out of stock) The new XQD M series […]

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Rumor: first Nikon D5 shipments will include free Sony 32GB XQD memory card and reader

I received a tip that the first Nikon D5 shipment will come with a Sony 32GB G-Series XQD memory card ($109.95) and a Sony XQD reader ($37.95) included for free, just like the D4 did four years ago. My understanding is that this will be valid for all worldwide shipments and is not specific to a region. The […]

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The new Sony XQD M series memory cards designed for the Nikon D5 will be available in the U.S. at the end of May

I received some information on the new Sony XQD M series memory cards designed for the D5: they won’t be available in the U.S. until the end of May. All three versions were listed for a short time on Amazon Japan (now removed) – here are the prices:

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