Yesterday, we shared with you the latest Nikon rumor, which states upwards of 90% of Nikon’s D5 camera production will be the more advanced XQD model, as opposed to the CompactFlash (CF) model.
Interestingly enough, we’ve come across a more conclusive piece of news today that states Nikon will be able to swap out the memory card bays in its new flagship D5 cameras…for a fee.
Whether you get the CF model and want to upgrade to the XQD version at a later point or vice versa, Nikon’s D5 brochure says very clearly that the memory card bays will be able to be interchanged with one another.
Of course, this change isn’t meant to be done by you, the end user. Instead, Nikon says you will need to ship your D5 off to a Nikon service facility to have the job done.
It’s not clear how much the operation will cost, but it’s nice to know Nikon has implemented such a program for those who want to either revert back to old media or future-proof their CF model down the road.
Looking at this, it’s a bit surprising this hasn’t been offered by many camera companies in the past. Furthermore, imagine if camera companies started including different media format modules that you could hot-swap in and out yourself?
[via Nikon Rumors]