Sony finally releases full new XQD 4K card specs (preorder now at Adorama and BHphoto).

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Sony finally disclosed the full details of the new XQD 4K ready cards. The new E-mount FS7 cam uses that kind of cards. You can preorder them already here:

Sony 128GB XQD Memory Card G Series 400MB/s at Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Sony 64GB XQD Memory Card G Series 400MB/s at Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Sony 32GB XQD Memory Card G Series 400MB/s at Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).

That new XQD G card line is  has a max read speed of 400MB/s, a max write speed of 350MB/s, and up to 128GB of storage. Those speeds make them three times faster than the “N” cards that came before them, and more than two times faster than the second-generation “S” series (Source: Petapixel).

And here is the full press text by Sony.net:

The new G Series is compliant to XQD Format Version 2, both PCI Express Gen.2 and USB3.0 interface are supported on a newly-developed controller for high performance.
The G Series delivers increased read 400MB/s*1 and write 350MB/s*1 speeds, which is three times the speed of the previous N Series cards.

Sony’s unique media technology enables these G Series cards to provide efficient data writing, dependable recording of 4K video while avoiding speed degradation.
The larger capacity 128GB model expands the line-up allowing up to 40 minutes of 4K XAVC Intra 422 60p (600Mbps) recording with Sony’s 4K video cameras. Bildschirmfoto 2014-10-27 um 16.17.35

<Main recording modes and recording time>

Product Resolution Codec Wrapper Frame Rate Bit Rate Recording Time(64GB)*3
G Series S Series N Series
PMW-FS7 QFHD XAVC-I MXF 60P 600Mbps 10min 10min
HD XAVC-I MXF 60P 222Mbps 10min 10min
PMW-Z100 4K XAVC-I MXF 60P 600Mbps 10min 10min
HD XAVC-I MXF 60P 223Mbps 30min 30min
FDR-AX1 QFHD XAVC S MP4 60P 125Mbps 50min 50min 50min
The G Series is supplied with a dedicated USB 3.0 adapter, which offers convenience and efficiency for professional workflows. It dramatically reduce ingest time by less than half compared to the fastest Compact Flash card*2 even for large quantities of RAW images or data-intensive 4K video files.

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Beyond extreme XQD™ memory card


The Sony XQD Memory Card S – Speed Performance Test

Sony 128GB XQD Memory Card G Series 400MB/s at Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Sony 64GB XQD Memory Card G Series 400MB/s at Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Sony 32GB XQD Memory Card G Series 400MB/s at Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).

Found via PetaPixel and Nikonrumors.

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