Memory Cards - Info About Different Types



The different types of flash memory cards for use in digital cameras are: Secure Digital (SD), CompactFlash (CF), Memory Stick (MS), MultiMediaCard (MMC) xD-Picture Card (xD) and SmartMedia (SM).

The type of memory card you use is dictated by which digital camera you buy. These cards are physically different and are -not- interchangeable.


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