New Sony XQD G-E memory cards?

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B&H has new listing for three Sony XQD G-E memory cards (32GB, 64GB and 128GB) labeled as "new release". Unless this is a mistake, Sony probably introduced new and updated versions of their XQD G models. No technical specs are available. The read/write speed is labeled as 440 MB/s (read) and 400 MB/s (write). The new XQD G-E are slightly more expensive than the previous M, G and N versions.

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  • Spy Black

    “The read/write speed is labeled as 440 MB/s (read) and 400 MB/s (write).”
    Is that higher than the previous cards?

    “The new XQD G-E are slightly more expensive than the previous M, G and N versions.”
    That may be “what’s new”.

    • doge

      Looks like write speeds increased a bit.

      • Ned Gerblansky

        That pic doesn’t show any specs of the new cards so how can you tell?

        • doge

          lol. drink some coffee.

          • Ned Gerblansky

            Take your own advice because there’s no G-E card specs in the pic you posted.

            • Allen_Wentz

              Umm, the NR article specs the new card speeds. Just compare.

            • Ned Gerblansky

              Umm

              “No technical specs are available.”

            • I took the read/write speed from the picture.

            • Harold1966

              According to a person at dvxuser, there will be no free card reader. And there might be larger sizes, 256GB in the near future. Not compatible with old readers.
              http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?347938-Sony-XQD-G-cards-discontinued-what-s-next/page2

            • Allen_Wentz

              Ned why are you being obtuse? The article above states “The read/write speed is labeled as 440 MB/s (read) and 400 MB/s (write).” The next sentence after the sentence you quote about no technical specs.

    • David Weinehall

      Yeah, the E is probably for Expensive ๐Ÿ˜›

  • Jonathan

    Where have all the 16GB cards gone anyway? For safety sake, I don’t like to keep 1000-2000 images on one card (in case I lose it or it gets corrupted) Even with 20mpx images and video I think 16GB would be enough for me. But I can’t find any with decent read/write speeds.

    • AlphaT

      From my experience, the card is more in danger while swapping cards or losing it totally when misplaced, than corruption issues.
      Corruption happens when data becomes too fragmented due to deletion of files (images/videos). So I don’t delete in-camera anymore and just format the cards. So big capacity works for me more when I’m on the field. That’s me and how I use the camera.

      • Fly Moon

        Same here regarding no-Delete and Format

      • fanboy fagz

        Yep. Nice.

      • I was recently in Patagonia and after shooting on the 6th day of the trip, I put the SD card into the card reader, something happened, and the computer corrupted the card. (The computer also failed.) Since it was a 17 day trip, I was very happy to have a couple 128 GB SD cards on which to shoot the rest of the trip and I needed all the space I could get. When I was back at home, I was able to salvage the corrupted SD card with some software from Sandisk.

  • nwcs

    Don’t you love the alphabet soup on all these memory cards? It ends up requiring the users to be expert in all the different types and versions of memory cards. It simply adds more friction to the experience and the camera makers (and by extension memory makers) simply don’t get that they are their own worst enemy.

    • AlphaT

      I think it’s designed to confuse consumers.
      If enthusiasts can’t keep up, how much more confuse ordinary consumers (which is the majority) can be?
      ๐Ÿ™

      • PhilK

        I doubt it.

        Technology moves quickly and Sony probably just wants to stay competitive (eg with Lexar) without introducing a completely new product line. (Yanno.. which would confuse customers. ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

        The new cards are apparently suitable for the same use-cases as the original “G” cards but with slightly increased performance. I think it’s good they gave them a slightly different designation, in case it turns out certain devices work better with the newer or older variant.

  • AlphaT

    Off topic: And Canon just released an advisory regarding the use of Sandisk CFast cards on 1DX II.

    Nobody do full testing anymore before releasing products.

    • D700s

      It seems the 1dxmii is plagued with problems.

      • AlphaT

        What’s interesting is that they’re blatantly blaming Sandisk, BUT they will issue a firmware update to rectify the problem? Unreal.

        • The two things aren’t exclusive. E.g. San disk might not implement some aspect of a standard and so they rewrote their code to recognize and work around this.

          • PhilK

            See my response above to AlphaT.

        • PhilK

          The stupid thing about that is that the primary sponsors of the CFast card standard at the organization responsible for deciding-upon and publishing the CFast standard (The CFA: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/CompactFlash_Association ) are Sandisk and Canon. That’s kind of pathetic.

          That same organization is also responsible for publishing the XQD standard. Good thing XQD’s two primary sponsors (Sony and Nikon) aren’t engaging in the same sort of internecine squabbling. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • whisky

    Sony is finally catching up to Lexar speeds.

  • I am happy with my G series ๐Ÿ™‚ plenty of speed for my taste…

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