Wednesday, December 7, 2011
CompactFlash Announces XQD Medium For High-Performance Cameras
In most consumer cameras, an SD card is used for image storage. But it wasn't so long ago that CompactFlash (CF) cards were the standard for anything better than a point-and-shoot. Many cameras still use the format, despite the higher capacity and lower price of SD, but such models have grown fewer and further between as CF's lead on speed has narrowed. The CompactFlash Association isn't going to take it lying down, though: they've just produced a new format, called XQD, with a new form factor and interface.