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xD memory card perfomance boost

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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Four Thirds User editorial team xD memory card perfomance boost
Olympus has announced performance-improved xD+ memory cards. [url=http://fourthirds-user.com/2008/0... (more)

Wolves Re: xD memory card perfomance boost
eeeeeh... still have no want of this, could give me one free and doubt it would be in my camera. I'm... (more)

giorgosmit Re: xD memory card perfomance boost
Υup, I'm with you all the way. I mean, the xD is good for cheesy pocket cameras, but what, oh W... (more)

Ian Re: xD memory card perfomance boost
I think you're right; xD, even 50% faster, is still slow. But it's not unusable - even in a DSLR.... (more)

Wolves Re: xD memory card perfomance boost
As emergency its cool, but still for future, if that 2nd/emergency was SD it would be even cooler! :... (more)

giorgosmit Re: xD memory card perfomance boost
I agree, Ian, but the only use of the xD in an E camera is exactly what you said- emergency memory, ... (more)

Monchee10 Re: xD memory card perfomance boost
The only 'emergency use' I see is wehn you run out of storage on the CF cards that you have brought ... (more)

giorgosmit Re: xD memory card perfomance boost
Υeah, but for the price of an xD card you can get 3 times the storage capacity equivalent in CF... (more)

ukanalyst Re: xD memory card perfomance boost
I know what you're saying however I was at an indoor car stunt show (AutoSport International at t... (more)

Monchee10 Re: xD memory card perfomance boost
I'm with you on the dual card slots, and I wish the Oly cameras had dual CF. It does depend on the ... (more)

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