by Ian Burley
Olympus releases new generation of ultra-fast Type M+ xD-Picture Cards
London, 23 January 2008 - Compact and durable, the Olympus Type M+ xD-Picture Card is the ultimate removable storage media for digital photos. Besides offering compatibility with virtually all digital cameras with xD-Picture Card slots and almost all other xD-compatible devices, it is the only xD-Picture Card that supports the exclusive Olympus Panorama, 3D and Art modes.
To meet the demand for faster data transfer rates, Olympus has developed the new Type M+ series. Featuring the M-XD1GMP (1GB) and M-XD2GMP (2GB), this new generation of xD-Picture Cards boasts state-of-the-art technology capable of attaining data-transfer speeds up to 1.5 times faster than Type M xD-Picture Cards when used with Olympus digital cameras.
In addition to lightning-fast transfers and impressive storage capacity,
Type M+ xD-Picture Cards also enable longer movie recording times in 640X480/SHQ (30fps) mode up to card capacity*. In combination with Olympus Master software, the new generation high-speed cards also support the exclusive in-built Panorama mode found on most Olympus digital cameras. In addition, an enclosed serial number allows the Art and 3D modes in Olympus Master software to be activated**.
- Main Features of Type M+ Series xD-Picture Cards:
- Data-transfer speeds up to 1.5 times faster than Type M xD-Picture Cards
- State-of-the-art MLC (Multi-Level Cell) technology for high capacity memory
- Ultra-compact size
- Memory capacity up to 2GB
Compatible with Panorama, 3D and art modes**
* In selected Olympus models.
** Applicable to the product which package states support of the ART and 3D functions.
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