Sony has updated its S-Series of XQD cards and introduces a new N-Series of XQD cards in response to the latest 4K camcorders introduced this week.
The Sony XQD card S-Series was previously spec’d at a max 168MB/s read/write speed. The updated S-Series now features a max transfer speed of 180MB/s, which will support stable workflows with XAVC 4K Intra 4:2:2 at 4096 x 2160/60p 600Mbps. Specifically, these new S-Series cards will accommodate the new Sony PXW-Z100 XDCAM camcorder.
Likewise, the Sony XQD card N-Series are intended to accommodate the lower data rates captured in 4K video from the new Sony FDR-AX1 camcorder.
Both series will be available in 32GB and 64GB capacities. The N-Series will be available in October, while the S-Series will be available in November. Pricing is as follows:
Sony XQD N Series
- 32GB at $109
- 64GB at $219
Sony XQD S Series
- 32GB at $229
- 64GB at $369