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Can you use any brand XD card in any camera?

Discussion in 'Photography Forums' started by macman, Sep 3, 2003.

  1. macman

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    I think you can I just want to make sure before I order. Also where is the cheapest place to order from?

    cheers
     
  2. GrahamC

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    You can use any brand XD card in any brand of camera that takes XD cards. Its a format of memory card just as compact flash is another memory format.
     
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    what about the panoramic mode on olympus cameras, does that need an olympus card?
     
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    Yes
     
  5. figrin_dan

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    I tried a fuji xd in an olympus camera and the panoramic did not work.
     
  6. woody67

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    I thought the Olympus cameras have some special features only accesable with their own brand of cards - whatever the type of card (smart/XD etc)

    But cards built to the basic spec of the format, should work in any camera.

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  7. GrahamC

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    To me if this is how the XD type cards works only fully in ceratin cameras then stay away. I must admit I have learnt somthing here and was going to get an Olympus 750z for my hols next year but now i dont think I will.
     
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    Its not really about how the cards work, its to do with how the manufacturers add more features to their own cards and cameras to encourage you to buy their own brand cards.

    XD should be as good as any of the other card formats.

    My old Olympus had panorama features only with their own brand SmartMedia.

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