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    New Nikon D5 ....XQD or CF

    The D4s has both but the new D5 will have EITHER two XQD slots or two CF slots . My guess would be that the XQD cards will be faster but they are more expensive and not easily found outside of the large retailers .

    Which do you think will have the greatest appeal in the overall market?

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    Re: New Nikon D5 ....XQD or CF

    QXD clearly. While it's true that they are more difficult to find, CF cards can't be found anywhere either anymore. It is a nice thought being able to utilise one's old CF cards, but for those who don't have the latest, hottest ones, they'd probably have to buy new ones for this camera anyway. I'm struggling with that for my D810, and I would actually have preferred to be able to buy the latest technology rather then the newest version of the oldest technology.

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    Re: New Nikon D5 ....XQD or CF

    Agree that XQD is the logical step, simply since it is newer/faster and especially harmonious with 4K video. As for appeal, even though I have a bunch of CF and SD cards, CF is getting long in the tooth. I'd just buy a couple new large cards to dedicate to the body and hope I rarely filled them up
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    Re: New Nikon D5 ....XQD or CF

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack View Post
    Agree that XQD is the logical step, simply since it is newer/faster and especially harmonious with 4K video. As for appeal, even though I have a bunch of CF and SD cards, CF is getting long in the tooth. I'd just buy a couple new large cards to dedicate to the body and hope I rarely filled them up
    I notice that the D500 comes with a XQD/SD combo, so time to enter that wonderful new world, I guess. I'll use SD cards for backup only from now on.
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    Re: New Nikon D5 ....XQD or CF

    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    I notice that the D500 comes with a XQD/SD combo, so time to enter that wonderful new world, I guess. I'll use SD cards for backup only from now on.
    Yep that says to me that in Nikon's view CF is old technology. I'd agree - unless you need XQD speed, fast SD cards are good enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lars View Post
    Yep that says to me that in Nikon's view CF is old technology. I'd agree - unless you need XQD speed, fast SD cards are good enough.
    Speed is always an issue when shooting sports and action, plus this camera has 4K as well. In addition I've had reliability issues with SD cards, both with the D810 and with the GH3 I had before it.
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    Re: New Nikon D5 ....XQD or CF

    If I were going to go for the D5, it will most likely be XQD.
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    Re: New Nikon D5 ....XQD or CF

    Is the CF card on its way out? What shall replace it? How about XQD, do we get to see more brands supporting it?
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    Re: New Nikon D5 ....XQD or CF

    Quote Originally Posted by xdayv View Post
    Is the CF card on its way out? What shall replace it? How about XQD, do we get to see more brands supporting it?
    The CF card is like the telefax: It's dead but it won't lie down.

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    Re: New Nikon D5 ....XQD or CF

    Interesting that the D500 also has XQD - and SD...... paves the way for the future.

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    Re: New Nikon D5 ....XQD or CF

    I had the feeling that CF is dead already since some years.

    Will step into XQD as soon as I get the D500 (or maybe the D5???)

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    Re: New Nikon D5 ....XQD or CF

    To be clear -- I will step into XQD with the D900
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    Re: New Nikon D5 ....XQD or CF

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack View Post
    To be clear -- I will step into XQD with the D900
    I don't think you will have to wait long.......

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    Re: New Nikon D5 ....XQD or CF

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack View Post
    To be clear -- I will step into XQD with the D900
    Another option of course

    When will it arrive?

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    In actual facts, this is Nikons own question.... which model will sell they sell more of. My hope is that QXD takes off as we need to move forward. That will allow more cards, more manufacturers more resellers, and more of the other brands picking it up.
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    Re: New Nikon D5 ....XQD or CF

    Quote Originally Posted by ptomsu View Post
    Another option of course

    When will it arrive?
    When? Who knows. My guess is "sooner rather than later" -- like this spring. And I'm a very likely "early adopter" when it is formally released
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    Re: New Nikon D5 ....XQD or CF

    XQD.

    I wonder what the sell ratio will be 12 months on - or if it changes over the 12 months and shifts from one to the other.

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    Re: New Nikon D5 ....XQD or CF

    Looks like the card holder is modular and fairly easy to swap out, although of course you'll have to ask Nikon to do that.
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    Re: New Nikon D5 ....XQD or CF

    I wonder about the technology used in the newer cards as it relates to data recovery?

    The subcontracted recovery people for SanDisk told me that CF cards are easier than SDs because they can open them up if necessary and get at the data directly, which improves the chances by a fair margin.

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    Re: New Nikon D5 ....XQD or CF

    Quote Originally Posted by ptomsu View Post
    Another option of course

    When will it arrive?
    I was just told by my pusher that both the D5 and the D500 are due to arrive in March. For the D500, there seem to be waiting lists already. Don't know about the D5.

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    Re: New Nikon D5 ....XQD or CF

    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    I was just told by my pusher that both the D5 and the D500 are due to arrive in March. For the D500, there seem to be waiting lists already. Don't know about the D5.
    grad the 5 instead.
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    Re: New Nikon D5 ....XQD or CF

    XQD is the obvious future. Now if we can just get card makers to play along by ramping-up manufacturing and dropping cost.......

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