I have been excited about this update every since hearing about it, and now it is here! The D5, D850 and D500 now can use CF Express cards! If you have tried CF express cards, you know why this is exciting. Three times faster than an XQD card, these cards enable you to shoot almost continuously without having your buffer ever fill up. Our D6 just shoots and shoots at 14FPS and never slows down. What remains to be seen is if the D850 will actually be able to tap into the new speed in-camera. But what this does mean is now you can use both XQD and CF Express in your D850/D5, and your read write speeds to your computer will improve if you are using a fast card reader. Right now we use both CF Express and XQD, and it is great to know that CF Express will now work in our D850 and D5, even if the cameras can’t use the improved speed in-camera. Here is a link to the updates for different cameras:
Get ready to tap into some serious speed!