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Old Jan 4, 2003, 10:46 PM   #1
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Default Card reader for XD & CF type.

Hello Oly's seniors,

I could not resist to join in after I bought myself my first digit C5050z few weeks ago. I learned a lot from your valuable comments.

I checked several stores but not able to find a combined XD and CF card reader only for my home PC. Is it too early to have this type of universal card reader ?

Very appreciated your suggestion,

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Old Jan 5, 2003, 12:23 AM   #2
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xD is too new a format right now. If you want a combined xD and CF reader, just use your camera!
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Old Jan 5, 2003, 6:17 AM   #3
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As Mike_PEAT said, xD is very new so 3rd party manufactures haven't started to make accessories yet. I have only seen card readers by Fuji and Olympus so far.

If you're desperate there is one solution for you: Oly make a CF-xD adaptor which is basically just a CF card with a hole in the back where you slide an xD card in. YOu could get one of these and theN use it in any of the 100's of CF readers out there.

http://www.olympus.co.uk/consumer/di...m?id=MACF%2D10
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Would it make more sense to use CF cards in the 1st place? One already pays a premium for xD over CF (for the same capacity) then add another adapter (@ another additional cost) to make it CF compatible...

For a 5Mp camera 128Mb is too small, and @ 256Mb or larger, CF cost is way more economical than anything out there! Then of course for both speed and lowest cost per Mb we have the microdrive... (which is perfect for a camera that sports rechargeable AA NiMh as power source)
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Would it make more sense to use CF cards in the 1st place? One already pays a premium for xD over CF (for the same capacity) then add another adapter (@ another additional cost) to make it CF compatible...

For a 5Mp camera 128Mb is too small, and @ 256Mb or larger, CF cost is way more economical than anything out there! Then of course for both speed and lowest cost per Mb we have the microdrive... (which is perfect for a camera that sports rechargeable AA NiMh as power source)

Thanks for the point NHL,
I will wait a while for the combined CF/XD reader to come out.
At the mean time, I will stick to Mike_Peat's advise then. Thanks for the info Eddie.

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Actually there is a device that reads/and writes to, 6 different types of media...see this link: http://www.yedata.com
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No xD yet though.
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Okay, this one has an xD adapter...but NHL, who is a senior member, has a very good point...Mike, you are a thorn, try to be positive...Blessings, Johnny
http://www.expresscameras.com/comcarreadwx.html
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