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Olympus c-50 xd photocard replacement

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I am trying to replace the XD photo card in my olympus c-50 5.0 mp camera.  A 2g will not format.  Do I have to buy  a smaller card?  How small?



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Re: Olympus c-50 xd photocard replacement

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.

Posted on Dec 05, 2007

Re: Olympus c-50 xd photocard replacement

Go to and in the search box type "C-50 FIRMWARE UPDATE".  This will solve your problem.

Posted on Oct 20, 2007

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I think that the maximum size is 512 MB.

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