I have purchased a 1gB card and when I open the camera it takes around 15 seconds for the amber flashing light to settle before I can take an image. With the 128mb card it was instant.
What am I missing ??
Look at olympus website and you will see that you need the right type of xd card and older models cannot take larger cards. there are three types of xd card m h s I think. I lost a lot of pics by ignoring the compatability table on olympus
I think it's just 'cos of the sheer size of the memory it has to access.
mine works quite quickly but when i put in a 512 it takes a lot longer
i would not say there is anything wrong - just teh limitations of a device which was designed when even 128MB was a luxury
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Your problem is that you have purchased an incompatible memory card.
The largest capacity xD card which your camera can use is 1GB, but it works better with a maximum of 512MB as 1GB can make the camera operations a little sluggish.
There are no updates to enable your camera to use the latest xD cards as the limitation is a hardware issue due to evolving technology.
therefore only have two fixes: replace the xD card with a maximum 1GB capacity
(but preferably 512MB), or replace your camera with one of the recent models
which accepts the 2GB xD card.
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The camera may not be able to read the 2gb card. If the 2gb card is SDHC and the old card is not that is the problem. Many older cameras cannot take the newer SDHC cards. Find another 1gb that is not SDHC.
The problem is that the largest xD card that your camera can support is an M or H 512mb card. The 1gb card is 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.