Milpitas, CA—Lexar introduced the Lexar Professional 2933x and 1400x XQD 2.0 cards, as well as the Lexar Professional Workflow XR2 (XQD 2.0 USB 3.0) reader for professional videographers, photographers and enthusiasts. The fastest XQD card currently on the market, the Professional 2933x XQD 2.0 card is engineered to dramatically accelerate workflow.
Designed for the latest high-definition camcorders and high-resolution DSLRs, the XQD 2.0 cards are rated to deliver read transfer speeds up to 2933x (440MB/sec) and 1400x (210MB/sec), respectively, to allow users to quickly capture and store high-quality images and 4K video. The rugged cards support both PCI Express Gen 2 and USB 3.0 interfaces.
“The Lexar Professional 2933x and 1400x XQD 2.0 cards provide exceptional resilience to environmental factors such as water, vibration, shock and temperature, so they’re the ideal tool for professional photographers and videographers using XQD based DSLRs, such as the Nikon 4DS, looking to capture the highest quality images or video in any environment,” said Wes Brewer, vice president and general manager, Lexar. “And pairing these new cards with the Professional Workflow XR2 reader gives photographers and videographers the ability to quickly offload content and complete postproduction work, so they can save time and refocus on their business and craft.”
The Lexar Professional Workflow XR2, an XQD 2.0 USB 3.0 reader, is compatible with the Professional Workflow HR2, a Thunderbolt 2/USB 3.0 reader and storage drive hub, as well as the Professional Workflow HR1, a USB 3.0 reader and storage drive hub.
The Lexar Professional Workflow line also consists of other memory card readers that support SDHC/SDXC UHS-I and UHS-II, CompactFlash UDMA 7, CFast and CFast 2.0 (USB 3.0 or Thunderbolt) and microSDHC/microSDXC UHS-I and UHS-II formats. Products are sold separately, so users can customize their workflow solution. All Lexar Professional Workflow products are backed by a two-year limited warranty.
Lexar works with major camera manufacturers to ensure Professional memory cards are compatible with their products. Additionally, all Lexar memory card designs undergo testing in the Lexar Quality Labs to validate performance, quality, compatibility and reliability with more than 1,100 digital devices.
“We are happy to see Lexar’s XQD 2.0 memory card announcement, as it signifies their commitment to supporting the evolution of this important technology,” said Hiroyuki Ikegami, department manager of product planning at Nikon Corporation. “We expect our camera technology to continue alongside these very same evolutions, and along with the new Lexar XQD 2.0 card and reader line, we look forward to watching the XQD host device market grow and thrive.”
Lexar Professional XQD 2.0 cards come with a limited lifetime warranty and a lifetime copy of Image Rescue software to help recover lost or deleted photo or video files. The new XQD products have the following MSRPs. Lexar Professional 2933x XQD 2.0 card: 32GB, $177.99; 64GB, $328.99; 128GB, $616.99. Lexar Professional 1400x XQD 2.0 card: 32GB, $123.99; 64GB, $191.99. Lexar Professional Workflow XR2 (XQD 2.0 USB 3.0) reader: $44.99. lexar.com