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A removable memory card used in digital cameras to store pictures. The current maximum capacity is 256Mb.

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Developed jointly by Kodak, Canon, Fuji and Matsushita, DPOF is a function that appears in some digital cameras to allow users to order prints of specific pictures from files stored on the cameras memory card, such as CompactFlash, SmartMedia or floppy d
A type of memory that can hold data without needing power. It's used in SmartMedia and CompactFlash cards so photographs are safely stored when the camera is switched off.
Most digital cameras have a slot that takes a removable memory card such as MemoryStick, SmartMedia or CompactFlash. The camera uses this card to store pictures. Several sizes can be purchased from 2Mb to up to 1Gb depending on the make and type.
Stands for Personal Computer Memory Card International Association - a group of 25 companies in 1989 who set worldwide standards for compact removable memory cards. These included Type I, II and III cards and were used to store images in a professionally specified camera or add extra functions to a computer. They have largely been superceded by the much smaller CompactFlash and an adaptor is available for older cameras to take the newer cards.
Memory cards such as CompactFlash, SmartMedia or MemoryStick that are used in digital cameras to store images.