News alert

Signup for our NewsAlert, and get an e-mail when new articles are posted...

RSS

The latest digital imaging news is also available through our Photokina RSS service. Add the RSS feed to your news feeder and you will receive constantly updated articles on all the Photokina news. To use our RSS service you will need an RSS reader, of which there are many available online.

Photokina RSSPhotokina Headlines
Sitemap by CategorySitemap by Category
Sitemap by BrandSitemap by Brand

Olympus Prices

Sony A100 Review

Sony A100 Review

Camera Brands

Olympus 1GB xD-Picture Card

Luuk Jurrien
Photokina report
Thursday 30th, September 2004
Posted by: Luuk Jurrien

Olympus announced the development of a 1 Gigabyte xD-Picture Card. As one of the world's smallest storage media for digital cameras and digital voice recorders, the xD-Picture Card is now capable of holding an entire gigabyte of digital images, data, audio and video. As a result, this ultra-compact card allows photographers to capture a greater number of photographic scenes and subjects, and at higher resolution settings, before the card is full and images must be downloaded or the card changed. Designed to Do More: By offering a range of storage capabilities, the 1 Gigabyte xD-Picture Card guarantees that digital camera users' storage requirements will be fulfilled.

Olympus xD-Picture Card
Whether on a challenging photo-shoot assignment or on that once-in-a-lifetime backpacking adventure far from civilization when having the most storage is a must, professionals and other active photographers will appreciate the convenience and freedom the new one gigabyte card provides. For example, used with the DIWA Gold Award winning 8.0 Megapixel Olympus C-8080 Wide Zoom, the 1 Gigabyte removable media can save up to 43 TIFF files or about 660 HQ images, an incredible amount of image files. The new high-capacity card also supports Olympus exclusive features such as Panorama photography. Olympus xD-Picture Cards are the only media cards on the market that enable the Panorama function on Olympus digital cameras, whereby up to 10 images can be stitched together to create incredible vistas.

Olympus 1GB xD-Picture Card - Dimensions
In addition to the giant leap in storage capacity, the 1 Gigabyte card offers all the features for which the xD-Picture Card is renowned. They include a diminutive size of 20mm x 25mm x 1.7mm, a weight of only 2 grams, fast read/write speeds, low power consumption, and a durable multi-level cell (MLC) design.

lala

Olympus C-770 Ultra Zoom - xD-Picture card
Approximately 50 minutes of footage in amazing DVD quality (MPEG4 format) may be recorded when using the Olympus C-770 Ultra Zoom with the new card. In upcoming digital cameras from Olympus where the length of QuickTime Movie recording is only limited by the capacity of the card itself, the 1 Gigabyte xD-Picture Card will enable incredibly long video to be recorded, making the digital camera a powerful tool for creating digital movies.

Olympus xD card - USB card reader / writer
The 1 Gigabyte xD-Picture Card can also be used with an assortment of USB card reader/writers, such as the MAUSB-10, MAUSB-100 and the new MAUSB-300, allowing the card to be read by any computer's USB port without the use of a camera. When an xD-Picture Card is inserted into any of these reader/writers, any document can be downloaded to the card, transforming it into a portable hard drive for easy transfer of images, data, and voice files from one computer to the next. To enhance flexibility and convenience even further, the card can work with adapters such as the MAPC-10 PCMCIA Adapter for PC-Card interfaces, and MACF-10 Compact Flash Adapter for use with all CF devices. The 1GB Olympus xD-Picture Card is planned for release in the first quarter of 2005. The full range of Olympus xD-Picture Cards includes 16MB, 32MB, 64MB, 128MB, 256MB and 512MB capacity versions.

Next or previous article

Photokina 2012 report : Be part of world’s biggest Photo Imaging Trade Show! The Photokina show is a global platform for innovation and the latest trends for the whole imaging sector. The focus is on the image and shows how the different products and innovative technologies merge and determines the dynamic of today’s market. Via modern communication and even via old plain paperwork everyone can become part of the technology of today and catch a glimpse on the technology of tomorrow. The Photokina 2012 event will showcase a comprehensive presentation of image media, electronic devices, technical services and the imaging market in all its diversity, for both professionals as everyday consumers. The Photokina show in Cologne, Germany, is our favorite, make it yours and bookmark the Photokina 2012 live report now!