The end of proprietary memory formats??

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    The end of proprietary memory formats??

    I just saw a Sony point & shoot in a local retail flyer which advertises its capacity to use "both memory sticks and sd cards." Olympus also seems to be moving away from the xD format, as evidenced by their "hybrid" media format water/shockproof cameras.

    Anyone have any opinions on this? Are we going to see the day sometime soon where we won't have to choose a camera based on the cost of media, or how likely it is that the media won't be available in 5 years' time?

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    Re: The end of proprietary memory formats??

    Quote Originally Posted by TTT View Post
    Anyone have any opinions on this? Are we going to see the day sometime soon where we won't have to choose a camera based on the cost of media, or how likely it is that the media won't be available in 5 years' time?
    Change or die, it's simple, and they changed. No surprise here, SD memory cards are widely available and cheap.
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    Re: The end of proprietary memory formats??

    SD is a good format, it's pretty much standard for point&shoot and entry level dslr cameras. The proprietary formats were just a marketing gimmick imposed by the large electronics manufacturers.

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