updated 06:05 pm EST, Tue November 7, 2006
PNY 2GB xD-Picture Card
PNY Technologies is deploying a 2GB model of the Picture Card, a flash storage medium in the lesser-known xD format. xD is mainly intended for certain lines of cameras from Fuji and Olympus. PNY estimates that Picture Cards can now hold up to 1,000 photos, shot at 8MP resolution in Olympus' HQ (High-Quality) mode. The development is significant in that most xD cards are 1GB or less. PNY eventually expects to build cards ranging up to 8GB. At the moment, a 2GB xD-Picture Card can only be had for £61 ($116) from European retailers, but it should soon migrate online to sites like Misco and ebuyer.