CFexpress – the next generation memory cards for digital imaging
As technology progresses, we see that the memory cards are getting faster and with bigger capacity. For many years, CompacFlash was “the standard” of the imaging industry and was widely adopted by most companies desiring the highest capacity and performance available. SD cards, long perceived as non-professional media, fought their way to still be dominant on the market today. Nowadays very few cameras use cards different than SD. Nikon use XQD cards in their D5, D500 and D850, while Canon use CFast cards in their 1D X Mark II and dual CFexpress Type B in 1D X Mark III. Several older models use Compact Flash cards and this is it. All other cameras use some variation of SD cards – SD, SDHC, SDXC. Will a new standard (CFexpress) raise from the ashes of XQD ad CFast?