Lexar has been somewhat reluctant to adopt the new XQD memory card format , developed as a replacement for the CompactFlash card, but the company has now decided to make the jump. Last week, Lexar announced that it will indeed support the XQD specification with a new line of cards due out later this year. The format, based on PCI Express, was developed by SanDisk , Sony , and Nikon , and features write speeds of up to 125MB/s. Lexar collaborated with Nikon to develop its own XQD card, which is currently supported only by the Nikon D4 (the company says its cards will be compatible with future XQD-based models, as well). As of now, Sony is the only company actually selling cards in this format, though that will change by the third quarter of..
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Lexar announces XQD memory cards for Nikon D4, available Q3 2012