Nikon made quite a splash in the digital imaging world this week with the announcement of its new Z 6 and Z 7 mirrorless cameras. In a much more quiet fashion the company also launched two new XQD memory cards on its Japanese website.
As you would expect, the cards can be used with the new Z-series camera models and with a lot of buzz around the new camera models Nikon is likely hoping to leverage the opportunity and get its foot into the memory card market.
Nikon offers a 64GB and 120GB card and both variants boast a maximum read speed of 440MB/s and a maximum write speed of 400MB/s. At this point there is no pricing information on the Nikon website but the Japanese camera rumor site Nokishita reported a price of ¥17,820 (approximately $160) for the 64GB card and ¥29,160 (approximately $262) for the 120GB version.
Nikon says both cards will be released in late September 2018, so hopefully more information on pricing outside Japan will be available soon.