I just purchased the Olympus C-7000 which uses an xD memory card and I have a few questions about it. First, I presume that the C-7000 will hold a 1GB card - correct?
Second, are there any advantages to buying a 1GB card vs.a 512MB card? If so, what are they?
Third, is it necessary to use only an Olympus brand xD card, or will either Fujifilm and Scandisk or some other brand also be compatible with the C-7000 and work as well?
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Re: 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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Your camera supports up to 256mg cards. The Olympus C-740 only supports the xd memory format and very few cameras from other vendors use xd, so the price is higher for the memory you need.
You can replace the card at Amazon.com by clicking here.
XD cards are now obsolete memory cards. The cards were developed by Olympus and Fujifilm and released during the summer of 2002. There is now an adapter that allows an SD card to be used in place of the XD card You need to remember that the capacity should not exceed 2 GB or the camera will not be able to accept it. As far as I know cameras accepting XD cards were last produced in 2007, I don't know what specific models however the camera specifications would show what type card it uses.
I use a Fujifilm M 2gb xd card in my S5600.
As a rule I stay with fuji xd cards because I, and a few other people, have had some previous issues with Olympus cards in Fuji cameras.
Some compatability issues have occured with software. Some times they work and then fail with out notice which is a bummer when you want to use it.
Also not sure as to the firmware updates on this model to allow for newer high capacity memory cards
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.
Your Oly uses xD memory which is made by Fuji and others but apparently your camera is limited to 512MB cards so check with any supplier to ensure you are not buying something you cannot use.
Here is one source of many:
Olympus xD memory
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.
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.