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
Secure Digital Camera Memory
MultiMedia Digital Camera
xd Picture Card Digital
Memory Stick Digital Camera
Compact Flash Digital Camera
Flash Digital Camera Memory?
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.
other media, Compact Flash can currently
reach above one gigabyte.
Compact Flash is very affordable compared to some other Flash
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
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.
- 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.
security function for internet downloads.
compatibility with digital camera, PDA, NB, and PC card readers.
- Conform to Compact Flash standard
- Fully compatible with PC card ATA specifications
- Support CIS implemented with Attribute Memory
- Compatible with ATA command set
- Support 8-bit and 16-bit host data transfers
- Fast ATA host-to-buffer burst transfer rate: Up to
- Support PIO mode 4 at 16.6 Mbytes/second
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
Secure Digital Camera Memory
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
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!
in 32 - 512 MB versions.
visit the Secure Digital Association at:
Popular camcorders, digital cameras, PDA's, and cellular
phones that can utilize PQI's Secure Digital Camera Memory
Multimedia Digital Camera
MultiMedia Digital Camera Memory Cards are fully compliant with
industry standards. Plug and play compatible!
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.
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.
32 - 256 MB versions.
Popular audio players,
camcorders, digital cameras, and cellular phones that can
utilize PQI's MultiMedia Digital Camera Memory Card are:
XD Picture Card Digital
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.
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.
32 - 256 MB versions.
Memory Stick Digital
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
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.