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Olympus c-730, does it support xD-Picture cards greater than 128M

The specs for my c-730 camera say it supports xD-Picture cards 16-128 MB. Since the cards keep getting bigger all the time, I'm wondering if a larger card will work with this camera. I can buy a 2 gig card for $25, but I'm afraid to buy it if it won't work. Has anyone tried a card that big in this camera?

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The problem is that the largest xD card that your camera can support is an M or H 512mb card. The 1gb or 2gb cards are not compatible. The firmware in the camera cannot support memory storage with that capacity. The camera came out before those cards did and there no plans to upgrade the camera to allow those types of cards to be supported.

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I BOUGHT A USED OLYMPUS D-395 CAMERA, WITH NO CARD . WHAT CARD DO I NEED


The camera takes a 3V xD Picture Card (3.3 V). The original one was 16 MB; the camera will support an xD card between 16 and 512 MB. Olympus will sell you a 256 MB card for $10 here: https://us.buyolympus.com/xd-picture-card-h256mb.html . Another site with the correct size xD Picture cards is http://www.memorysuppliers.com/olxdpiccar.html .

Details for the Olympus D-395 camera are available from Olympus under Archived Products. See http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_section/cpg_archived_product_details.asp?id=953 . Links to the manual and specs are on the site.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Jun 25, 2011 | Olympus Camedia D-395 Digital Camera

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Up to how many gb memory card can i put on this digicam


The specs for this camera say it uses an xD-Picture card from 16 to 512 MB. That's Megabytes.

Here is the main support page for your camera with links to manuals and other downloads.

http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_section/cpg_support_product.asp?id=1135

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May 21, 2011 | Olympus D-535 Zoom / C370 Zoom Digital...

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Is it pos to use a bigger xd picture memory card than the 16mb that came with it


It may be possible, since i don't know which camera you have you will have to check the instructions that came with your camera and see if it is able to accept cards bigger than the 16mb it came with. Often they cameras can take much larger, but that is entirely up to the camera.

Mar 08, 2010 | Cameras

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Hi, Can't find 256 MB xd picture card for older camera?


Hi Mark,

I did some checking and found that another expert had a similar question on 10/2/08. According to kenshin99, the limit on the cards is 256mb but some have had luck with the 512mb cards.

I think your best place to find those would be on sites like eBay or Craigslist

Jan 10, 2010 | Cameras

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XD memory card confusion


The xD-Picture Card (xD stands for "extreme digital.") is a flash memory card format developed and introduced to the market in July 2002 by Olympus and Fujifilm, and manufactured by the Toshiba Corporation. xD cards are in Olympus and Fujifilm digital cameras, and are available in a range of sizes, from 16 MB to 2 GB currently. A higher-performance xD card known as Type M came out in 2005, and uses Multi Level Cell (MLC) architecture.
An xD card is 20mm x 25mm x 1.78mm and weighs about 2.8 g, making it significantly smaller than the nearly matchbook-sized CF card and about half the size of the SD/MMC card. As far as size goes, it is much closer to miniSD or RS-MMC. The manufacturer listed write speeds for xD-Picture Cards are: for the 16 MB and 32 MB card, 1.3 MB/s and for the 64MB and higher cards, 3 MB/s. Both offer a minimum read speed of 5 MB/s. The xD Type M cards have a faster standard rate of 4.0MB/s for reading and 2.5MB/s for writing.
Anything up to 2gb will work with your camera, either the type M or the type M+ will be fine.

Dec 14, 2008 | Olympus Camedia D-540 Zoom Digital Camera

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Memory Card Deleting Photos After A Certain Amount Of Time??


I've have xD cards that I thought I deleted the photos, but they showed up on the Xd card when i put it in the card reader to download another set of pics. I think it happened because I used the card in 2 different cameras (thus, the cam each saved pics in their own different formats).

Jun 22, 2008 | Olympus Stylus 730 Digital Camera

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Memory card problem


this camera caanoot support any xd card which says m or h.
the maximum card supported in this camera is 256 mb but make sure it doesnt say m or h.

Mar 12, 2008 | Olympus Camedia C-350 Digital Camera

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XD Picture cards


If you camera takes XD cards - are youn sure that is the case?
The XD card is a standard size - it the camera os an XD type any XD card will go in the slot.

Nov 08, 2007 | Olympus Camedia C-50 Zoom Digital Camera

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Camera won't take picture


A quick question. Are you using an xD card that is larger than 256 MB? If so, I contacted Olympus about this very issue. The maximum capacity of xD cards my camera would recognize was 256 MB. According to the Olympus rep. the camera does support up to 512 MB, but required a firmware upgrade and needed to be sent in for this. My wife's Canon camera had no such limitations and even has better quality.

Sep 25, 2007 | Olympus Camedia C-50 Zoom Digital Camera

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A non-Olympus brand xD-Picture Card


Yes, however the Olympus brand xD-Picture Card offers the ability to use the Panorama function.

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