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Old Jun 30, 2002, 6:01 PM   #11
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Olympus site has emporium. there you will see a compatable site for everything for your camera, 32 meg card is listed for yours. they may have made those cards more backwords compatable. drop them an email to be sure.
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Old Jun 30, 2002, 6:09 PM   #12
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This is avialable at Olympus site. goto support, than FAQs, select dig cams than your model. click on the upgrade question. even gives you a form to mail in with your $69.95 and camera.
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Old Jun 30, 2002, 7:33 PM   #13
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Thanks for all the info. I will ask them about the cards to make sure. I don't think I will get the camera upgraded as I may get a new one in a year or two and it will be a lot better than this one (as they get better and better quality all the time).

I did find someplace that was selling out of the 8meg cards, and so I picked up a few quite cheap. Though, as one can't have too many cards I will contact olympus to see what they say about backwards compatible cards.

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Old Jul 5, 2002, 12:49 PM   #14
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With SmartMedia there is no difference in data transfer rates between a 2MB or 128MB card. And brand name makes no difference either. SmartMedia is really "Stupid-Media" because these memory cards have no onboard controller, just memory chips.

The data transfer speed is controlled by the camera or card reader as this is where the controller resides.

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would it be possible to use generic brands of smart media, even though fujifilm or which ever brand of camera recommends that you use their brand of smart media? what difference does it make to the camera's mechanics or whatever with the brand name memory?
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Yes "generic" cards work just fine. I know I got some and it works. As steve said the cards are only chips so they don't care how the data is stored. Though all cameras adhere to the standard format as far as I know.

This is why "card readers" you plug into say into your USB port and they read the card ok is because they are saving in the same format. It appears the only "hicup" is that cameras are controling the reading and writing totally they are often set to only use up to a certain size card. In the case of my camera 8meg is the limit. You try to put in a 16 or 32 and it won't be able to read it. But as I said any brand of card works fine, just make sure you don't go over your cameras meg limit.

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