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XD-Picture Cards Can I use non-Olympus brand xD-Picture Cards?

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Re: XD-Picture Cards

Yes, third-party brand xD Picture Cards can be used to record images. Please note that an Olympus brand xD card is necessary to use the Panorama function on the camera.

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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.

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Memory card


The Olympus FE-120 uses an xD-Picture card.   Here is a linkyou can use to shop for the cards. Looks like the cheapest card is about $7.00 and has a 64mb capacity. The prices go on up to about $30.00 for a 1gig capacity.

These cards are all OLYMPUS brand cards and they are all supported by your camera, up to 2gig.

http://castle.pricewatch.com/s/search.asp?s=xD-Picture

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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.

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Memory Cards Compatibility


As long as it's an XD-picture card, any brand should work.

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XD Picture Memory Cards


What is the advantage of a 1 gig over two 512meg cards: Usually the 1 gig will be priced lower than 2 512 cards. The 1 gig card will hold twice as many photos. That is about it. .................... Brand name has turned out to be a non-issue for almost all memory cards. They have to be made to a standard and they will all work. Olympus and Fujifilm came up with the xD card. And Sandisk is a trusted card maker. I believe that Olympus may have a stitch feature that is only available if you use the Olympus brand of card. A gimmick to sell more of their brand of cards. This is pretty much of a non issue too, as there are plenty of software programs that can do stitching for panorama photos.

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Use a non-Olympus brand xD-Picture Card


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

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A non-Olympus brand xD-Picture Card


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

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A non-Olympus brand xD-Picture Card


I do, it works fine but if you want to use the panorama function you have to have the olympus brand card.

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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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XD-Picture Card


The xD-Picture card is the memory card where the D-390 stores the pictures. xD-Picture Cards come in a variety of sizes currently ranging from 16MB through 256MB. Larger capacity xD cards allow you to store more pictures.

Aug 31, 2005 | Olympus Camedia D-390 Digital Camera

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