SanDisk Says No to XQD, Will Develop CFast

 
The new CFast cards promise to deliver four times the performance of cards that DSLRs use today.

The new CFast cards promise to deliver four times the performance of cards that DSLRs use today.

After the new specifications announced by the CompactFlash Association (CFA), SanDisk, a leading manufacturer of flash memory storage announced that it will focus their resources on developing CFast cards rather than XQD.

The new specifications will allow the CompactFlash memory cards to function with next generation video and photo applications atleast four times faster than their current performance

The CFast2.0 memory cards will be able to support much higher resolution of video files including 2K video  and full-frame 4K video and high resolution photographs of 40MP or higher.

Masaya Maeda, managing director and chief executive, image communication products operations, Canon spoke regarding the new specifications saying, “Professional photographers, videographers and cinematographers demand increasingly powerful cameras that help them unleash their creativity. With extremely fast performance, CFast2.0 memory cards will enable us to develop next-generation cameras with more powerful features than are currently supported by CompactFlash cards.”

Moreover, the CFast2.0’s new specifications will offer a performance of up to 600MB/sec,  and SanDisk curently is sampling the new CFast2.0 memory cards for development.

 

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