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Old Jan 27, 2003, 2:32 PM   #1
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Default xd card vs smart media

What's the difference between those cards ? quality or what ?
if anybody could explain, i'd be thankful
Ill buy olympus c-4000 and Im wondering which memory card to buy

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Old Jan 27, 2003, 2:47 PM   #2
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Olivier21;

The Olympus C-4000 only uses SmartMedia.

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Old Jan 27, 2003, 3:20 PM   #3
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d'oh !!!

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ok thanks
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Old Jan 27, 2003, 3:34 PM   #4
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Try www.newegg.com for good prices on smart media cards. 128mb less that $50
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Old Jan 28, 2003, 10:45 AM   #5
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I checked this out, good prices indeed..
one thing : there's several brands of 128 smart media cards (samsung, dane-elec, generic)...

which one are your favourites ??

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Old Jan 28, 2003, 11:35 AM   #6
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I have and use Samsung and Dane.
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Old Jan 29, 2003, 2:22 PM   #7
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The xD cards are: smaller, faster, and will probably come in larger storage sizes (eventually).
Some people have told potential buyers to avoid SmartMedia and buy a camera that takes xD, because of possible obsolescence of SmartMedia. My belief is that SmartMedia has a good lifespan still, as it is not only digital cameras that use them. Also, how many cards are you going to buy in a digital camera's lifespan? Hopefully you will buy all you need in the first couple of years. By the time SmartMedia "might" become obsolete, you will probably want a new camera as well, since the technology will no doubt keep evolving. For example, would you want a 5 year old 1MP or less digital camera today? If not, then 5 years from now you will probably be dissatisfied with what you buy today, and either sell, give to a relative or friend, or cease using your current camera. You can then buy a new camera using the then current media of choice.
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Old Jan 29, 2003, 3:19 PM   #8
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what do you think of this smart media card, would u buy it ?

http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?...category=18869

by the way Gibson, I can't use newegg.com... I live in Quebec, Canada... do you know any cheap online retailer that would send to Canada ?

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Looks good to me. There are only few places in the world that actually make the media. It is sold under many brand names.
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Old Jan 30, 2003, 12:00 AM   #10
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The $50 quoted would be an American price in US $$$. That comes to about $80 in Cdn plus shipping and possible duty etc.
You can buy 128MB in Canada at local retailers for $79-89 Cdn. on frequent flyer sales. A friend bought some at Future Shop just before Christmas. Many stores will also price match a flyer ad. Keep your $$ in Canada if you can.
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