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Old Jan 1, 2003, 2:13 PM   #1
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Default How much do we know about xD-Picture Card

Hello all and I hope you have had a wonderful Christmas and a safe and sane New Years Eve.
I have just recently become interested in digital cameras and one of the questions I keep asking the sales people at the stores I go to is about the memory cards that are available in the different digicams. Alas, they seem to know less than I do. (I have only been looking on the net for a couple of weeks for my education) I have been reading the replies to the different questions concerning this topic. I still haven't been able to determine if the xD-Picture Card is a viable alternative to SmartMedia or Flash Card storage. The reputed potential for the xD-Picture Card sounds like the coming thing but will it take off or will it be pushed out of the market by the larger, better accepted media memory formats?
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Old Jan 1, 2003, 2:46 PM   #2
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We maintain a page full of info about the current flash memory devices to keep you guys up to speed:


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Old Jan 2, 2003, 7:08 PM   #3
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xD seems to be the replacement of Smart Media. It's just another memory card. Very small in size. While the small form factor my be important for other devices, it's totally meaningless in devices like a digital camera.

If you buy a camera that does xD only, don't be surprised if it's a bit harder to find the media, readers, and photo lab machines that can read it. The format is very, very new, and has yet to be fully established
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