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Digital Camera Memory

Options in Memory for Digital Cameras

 

Digital Camera Memory comes in many shapes and forms depending on the type of digital camera that you have and the number of pictures that you would like to store on your digital camera memory.  We will explain the many options that are available in digital camera memory as it is important you choose the right memory option.  All of the digital camera memory listed is incompatible - that is you can not use one type of memory when the camera or PDA calls for another.  For example, if your camera uses compact flash type 1, then you can only use compact flash type 1 digital camera memory.  You would not be able to use a memory stick in it's place. 

What is digital camera memory?

    Digital camera memory is where your digital pictures are stored.  The number of pictures that you can store is dependant on many factors including the size of your digital camera memory (64 MB, 128 MB, 256 MB, 512 MB, 1 GIG), the resolution of your digital camera - number of megapixels that your camera captures, the file format that you store your pictures in and the compression that the manufacturer uses when storing your digital pictures to memory.  As you can see only one of these can be changed without replacing your camera - replacing your digital camera memory card with a larger capacity card.  The best way to find out exactly how many pictures you can store on your digital camera memory is to visit the digital camera or PDA manufacturers web site.  They typically will have a chart that shows how many digital pictures you can store on the different capacity digital camera memory cards.

What are the different types of digital camera memory?

Click the name of the digital camera memory to jump to that type.

Compact Flash Digital Camera Memory

Secure Digital Camera Memory

MultiMedia Digital Camera Memory

xd Picture Card Digital Camera Memory

Memory Stick Digital Camera Memory


Compact Flash Digital Camera Memory

Why Compact Flash Digital Camera Memory?

 Four reasons.

1. It's the most popular Flash Media in the United States.

2. It's built rugged and durable for continuous usage and handling and it's about as small as a matchbook.

3. Unlike other media, Compact Flash can currently reach above one gigabyte.

4. Price. Compact Flash is very affordable compared to some other Flash storage devices.

Why trust your valuable information to anything less? You need to have confidence in the product you buy so you can chronicle that amazing sunset, your child's first steps, or that huge fish you caught!

Also, Compact Flash isn't necessarily for images or music storage, it can also be a factor in the office place. With the increasing omission of 3.5" drives from CPU's by the top manufacturers, Compact Flash can fill this gap. Coupled with a PQI USB Reader, CF can be loaded with that important brief that you need to take to your meeting. Downloading takes only moments compared to floppies. Remember that the next time you're late for a meeting.

Why PQI Compact Flash?

- PQI Compact Flash Card is made to last. Remember, a warranty is only as good as the manufacturer. We absolutely stand behind our Compact Flash to the tune of a three-year warranty!

- The higher capture rate models without large embedded buffer memory will benefit the Digital Camera maker.

- Enhanced security function for internet downloads.

- Satisfactory compatibility with digital camera, PDA, NB, and PC card readers.

Compact Flash Compliant
    - Conform to Compact Flash standard
    - Fully compatible with PC card ATA specifications
    - Support CIS implemented with Attribute Memory

Built-in ATA/IDE Interface
    - Compatible with ATA command set 
    - Support 8-bit and 16-bit host data transfers

High Performance
    - Fast ATA host-to-buffer burst transfer rate: Up to 20Mbytes/second
    - Support PIO mode 4 at 16.6 Mbytes/second

Available in 32 - 512 MB versions

Dimension: 43mm (1.7") x 36mm (1.4") x 3.3mm (0.13")

Compatible with major brands of Digital Camera Memory, Handheld & Pocket PCs with compact flash slots:

  • Argus
  • Casio
  • Canon
  • Compaq
  • Epson
  • Fujitsu
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Hitachi
  • Kodak
  • LG
  • Minolta
  • NEC
  • Nikon
  • Olympus
  • Panasonic
  • Pentax
  • Polaroid
  • Sharp
  • Samsung
  • Vivitar
Compact Flash Digital Camera memory

 

Secure Digital Camera Memory

Secure Digital Camera Memory Cards are a memory device that offers an incredible combination of high storage capacity (currently available up to 512MB); fast data transfer rates, great flexibility, and excellent security. All this in a memory card roughly the size of a postage stamp! Coupled with a PQI USB Reader, this device can read those important pictures, retain that movie soundtrack or store that valued document.

Based on non-volatile memory components and encased in a protective molding, they do not require power to retain the information stored in them. SD cards are based on solid-state components that have no moving parts to skip or break down. This indeed makes them highly reliable!

Available in 32 - 512 MB versions.

Please visit the Secure Digital Association at: http://www.sdcard.org/

Popular camcorders, digital cameras, PDA's, and cellular phones that can utilize PQI's Secure Digital Camera Memory Cards are:

Acer
Bsquare
Casio
Compaq
Kodak
Minolta
HP
Konica
Toshiba
JVC
Kyocera
Palm
Leica
Pentax
Sharp
Motorola
Samsung
Nokia
Secure Digital SD Camera Memory

 

Multimedia Digital Camera Memory

PQI's MultiMedia Digital Camera Memory Cards are fully compliant with industry standards. Plug and play compatible!

A MultiMedia Card weighs less than two grams each, about the size of a postage stamp, and are one of the world’s smallest (24mm x 32mm x 1.4 mm) removable solid-state memory solutions for mobile applications, such as MP-3 music players, portable video games, laptop computers, personal digital assistants (PDA's), mobile telephones and digital cameras. PQI's MMC Card can read those important pictures, retain that movie soundtrack, store that valued document, or increase the productivity of your cellular phone.

MultiMedia Cards use ROM technology for read-only applications and Flash technology for read/write applications. The cards are fast for excellent system performance; energy efficient for prolonged battery life in portable products; and cost-efficient for use in systems sold at consumer price points.

Available in 32 - 256 MB versions.

Please visit the MultiMedia Card Association at: http://www.mmca.org/
 
Popular audio players, camcorders, digital cameras, and cellular phones that can utilize PQI's MultiMedia Digital Camera Memory Card are:
 
Audiovox
Canon
Compact
Creative
JVC
Kodak
LG Electronics
Palm
Panasonic
Unitech
Motorola
NEC
Samsung
Sharp
Nokia
Multimedia Digital Camera Memory

 

XD Picture Card Digital Camera Memory

The xD-Picture Card Digital Camera Memory, a new type of ultra-compact memory media developed jointly by Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd., and Olympus Optical Co., Ltd.

The xD-Picture Digital Camera Memory Card, Fujifilm, and Olympus have contributed in a cooperative effort to respond to the needs of consumers using today's advanced digital still cameras. Those needs include:- Development of smaller digital cameras- Demand for greater memory capacity- Greater compatibility of digital media between different brands of digital cameras Production of the new media will be consigned to Toshiba Corporation.
The name "xD-Picture Digital Camera Memory Card" was inspired by "eXtreme Digital", suggesting the excellence of this new memory media for recording, storing, and transporting audiovisual information.

        1. Ultra-compact 20.0 x 25.0 x 1.7mm size- With a volume of 0.85cc and a weight of 2g, the xD-Picture Card boasts the smallest form factor (As of July, 2002) of any digital memory card, making it exceptionally portable and convenient.- The miniature size of the new Card will enable development of even smaller digital cameras.
2. Planned capacities up to 8GB- Four types of Cards will be available initially: 16MB, 32MB, 64MB, and 128MB. - 256MB Cards were introduced this December, with 512MB and 1GB-8GB Cards to follow from the next year.

Available in 32 - 256 MB versions.

XD Picture Card Digital Camera Memory

 

Memory Stick Digital Camera Memory

The Memory Stick digital storage device is designed to become a standard storage and transfer media. It's smaller than a stick of chewing gum, yet PQI's smallest MB (64MB) has a minimum of forty times the storage capacity of a standard 3.5-inch floppy! Due to its compact design, it is best suited for use in small digital electronics products. Many Sony products use the Memory Stick digital camera memory as a standard in their digital line of products. Coupled with a PQI USB Reader, this device can read those important pictures, retain that movie soundtrack or store that valued document.

Memory Stick was developed to realize the convenience of recording different types of digital content and sharing and exchanging them among the widest possible variety of products. It is compact, light, reliable and easy to handle. A wide variety of digital content, from photos and computer data to music and moving images, can all be stored on a single stick.

Memory Stick
also offers a reliable copyright protection environment so that users can securely record copyrighted content and at the same time, the rights of copyright holders can be protected.

Versatile, compatible and user-friendly -- Memory Stick digital camera memory is the portable memory of choice for anyone for enjoying digital content anywhere, any time.

Available in 64 - 128 MB versions.

Memory Stick Digital Camera Memory

 

 

 

 

 

 


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