Olympus C4000: Smart-Media Concerns

Discussion in 'Olympus' started by Larry R Harrison Jr, Jan 20, 2004.

  1. I am considering trying for an Olympus C4000 as an upgrade to my Coolpix
    775. I've read great things about it, enough to consider one even though it
    doesn't offer RAW storage like, say, the Coolpix 5000 or Powershot G2/G3

    My main concern is that it uses Smart-Media cards and it seems like
    practically no cameras use that media anymore. Worries me I could be doing
    the equivalent of buying a real nice Beta VCR.


    Larry R Harrison Jr, Jan 20, 2004
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  2. Larry R Harrison Jr

    Chuck Gadd Guest

    Unlike a Beta VCR, you probably won't want to rent pre-recorded photos
    on a smartmedia card, so that's not really a problem. As far as
    buying blank media, even blank Beta tapes are still available.

    Smartmedia has been used in enough things that it'll always be
    available. But, Smartmedia maxes out at 128 megs. In the older
    cameras around 2 megapixels, 128meg was plenty, but with a 3-4
    megapixel camera, it might become an issue.


    Chuck Gadd
    Chuck Gadd, Jan 20, 2004
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