Best XQD memory cards for the Nikon Z6/Z7 mirrorless cameras


Alik Griffin also tested several XQD memory cards with the Nikon Z6/Z7 mirrorless cameras, here are his results:

Memory Card USB Read USB Write
Delkin 331.4 MB/s 204.3 MB/s Amazon
Sony G 327.3 MB/s 186.5 MB/s Amazon
Nikon 326.3 MB/s 186.8 MB/s Amazon
Lexar 2933x 321.7 MB/s 167.4 MB/s Amazon
Sony M 150 325.2 MB/s 108.0 MB/s --
Sony M 80 300.3 MB/s 34.6 MB/s Amazon

See also the previous Nikon Z6 and Nikon Z7 XQD memory cards comparison:

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New Nikon Z6/Z7 firmware updates rumored for next week


I received two confirmations from different sources that Nikon will announce new Z6/Z7 firmware updates next week (probably on Tuesday, December 17th). The new firmware is rumored to have the long-expected ProRes RAW update and improved autofocus. I am not sure if this release will include also the CFExpress update (the first CFExpress cards are already in stock at Adorama and B&H).


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“Yellow” is a new Nikon Z50 camera 30-day trial program



Nikon started a new "Yellow" program in the US where you can try the new Nikon Z50 camera for 30 days for free:

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New deals: 25% off all Topaz products, 10% of Nikon products at KEH


Topaz Labs is now offering 25% off all products. You can take 25% off individual applications, as well as 25% off bundles. This sale will run from Thursday, December 12 through Friday, December 27. You can take an extra 15% off the sale price during checkout with the promo code "topazholiday15". You can now also send Topaz Labs products as a gift.

KEH is offering 10% off Nikon gear (and Canon gear) with coupon code CN12A at checkout (valid 12/13-12/15).

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Nikon Z50 climbs in the sales charts in Japan | Nikon Z50 memory cards test comparison


In the past few weeks the Nikon Z50 camera has moved up to the #1 spot at the BCNRanking (12/4, 12/11), #1 at Capa and #2 spot at Map Camera. The latest report from BCNranking was only for full-frame cameras and did not include the Z50.


Alik Griffin did some benchmarking for all the memory cards in the Nikon Z50. Here are a few of the top-performing UHS-I cards. UHS-II cards do run a tough faster but the camera does not have UHS-II tech and that little speed increase does not justify the cost:

You can find all the data here.


The Nikon Z50 is now in stock at: Adorama | B&H | Amazon | Park Camera | WEX | Calumet | Camera Pro | Camera CanadaIn the US you can get $150 off on the Nikon Z50 two-lens kit: AdoramaB&H Photo | Amazon.

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Nikon Small World in Motion video competition winners


The winners of the Nikon Small World in Motion video competition were announced (the photo competition winners can be found here):

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