A few months ago, Nikon stated that it would be developing its brand of memory cards, the Nikon MC-CF660 CFexpress Type B. The memory card has been warmly incorporated into the brand’s new offerings.
Nikon Inc. recently revealed important feature additions to the Nikon Z9 via a free firmware upgrade. It is Nikon’s most complete upgrade, considerably enhancing the Z9’s already impressive video and stills capabilities, alongside unveiling firmware updates for the Nikon Z6 II and Z7 II cameras.
In these upgrades, considerable emphasis is placed on enhancing the video recording capabilities of these cameras. These recent updates demonstrated the Z system’s capacity to swiftly adapt and add functionality and usability due to the brand’s customers’ input.
And with such, the Japanese company has broadcasted the news of its first CFexpress Type B memory card going on sale this summer! But it begs the question, what does Nikon’s card have to offer in the face of so many businesses jumping on the future dominant memory format?
The Nikon MC-CF660 has severe competition from the best CFexpress cards on the market, especially with well-known manufacturers like ProGrade and SanDisk offering premium performers & Nikon itself claiming that the Delkin Power CFexpress card delivers the best performance on the Nikon Z9.
Nikon’s high-capacity card has 660GB of memory and a maximum read and writes speeds of 1700MB/s and 1500MB/s, respectively. It’s the optimum memory card for video recording and photography with the Nikon Z9 full-frame/FX-format mirrorless camera.
With that storage & performance, it’s clear that this was built with powerful cameras like the Z9. This new memory card has many to live up to, with the Z9 requiring the highest write rates to achieve its 1,000-image-buffer capacity and enormous 8k video capture.
It’s especially good for capturing video in the 8.3K/60p N-RAW format and long-term video recording. Nikon will continue to contribute to the growth of image culture to broaden the range of imaging expression options.
On paper, Nikon’s first-party card finds a remarkable combination of speed and performance. The 1TB Delkin CFexpress Type B card costs $100 more and has a marginally quicker maximum read & write speeds of 1730MB/s & 1540MB/s.
If you want even increased performance, the Delkin Black CFexpress card overpowers the Nikon MC-CF660G CFexpress card, owing to its read and write speeds of up to 1760MB/s & 1710MB/s, respectively.
However, they’re restricted to 512GB. The Integral UltimaPro X2, on the other hand, isn’t as fast as the Black, with reading speeds of 1700MB/s and writing speeds of 1600MB/s, but it does have a capacity of 2TB.
The MC-CF660G Memory Card is a solid partner with the Z9 in any demanding situation and projects the capability of recording up to 20,900 JPEG Fine/Large still pictures and 24,200 High-efficiency RAW still images.
Last but not least, the memory card also supports 198 minutes of 8-bit 8K UHD/30p video recording with the Z-9. Till now, Nikon cameras didn’t come with Memory cards. But based on Nikon’s newest offering, hopes are high that memory cards with Nikon cameras will be a standard in the future!
Nikon MC-CF660G CFexpress Type B 660 GB Memory Cards are now available for pre-order and will be available in June with an MSRP of $729.95.