The end of Olympus High Speed xD cards

Discussion in 'Olympus' started by M, Sep 3, 2007.

  1. M

    M Guest

    My Olympus SP-550UZ camera uses xD cards and I have always bought the high
    speed 'H' cards. I have always considered my camera slow compared to my
    ancient 35mm camera. Now they have discontinued the high speed card and
    only now sell the 'M' slower card. I would like to know if the speed of the
    card really makes that big a difference in which case I should probably buy
    up as many old stock cards as I can or if some other factor is limiting the
    speed in which case the faster card might not actually make a difference.
    M, Sep 3, 2007
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  2. M

    ASAAR Guest

    It shouldn't make much of a difference in the camera for still
    shots. You may want to use the type H cards for shooting video
    though, as well as for faster transfer in high speed card readers.
    ASAAR, Sep 3, 2007
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  3. M

    ASAAR Guest

    Has that happened? AFAIK Fuji has recently added dual card
    formats to its smaller line of cameras. Its larger cameras however
    (S7xxx, S9xxx) as well as a number of cameras from Olympus (C-8080
    for one) have also supported dual cards for several years. xD is the
    common card type used, and either CF or SD is the other one used.
    If, as someone recently posted, type H xD cards have been
    discontinued, then I agree, xD as a format is on the way out (if
    nothing will replace it). But other than in that one post, I
    haven't read this anywhere else, and if it's true I'd think that it
    would have been a hot news item.
    ASAAR, Sep 4, 2007
  4. M

    ASAAR Guest

    O Prescient Oly! Save your little SmartMedia cards. They may
    work in the new Olys. Not recommended for video though. :)
    ASAAR, Sep 6, 2007
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