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Two new digital memory card types have been introduced: mini-SD cards and xD cards. Mini-SD cards are identical to standard SD cards, except they are about 30 percent smaller. The primary appeal is the size. As cameras and other electronics grow smaller, using a smaller digital memory card becomes worthwhile. xD cards are new from Olympus/Fuji. xD cards are small like mini-SD cards, but they offer capacity of up to 8 GB.
While video cameras with hard drives have appeared on the scene during the past year, there have been no rumors yet of digital still cameras with hard drives. The different types of cards -- compact flash cards, secure digital cards and Memory Sticks -- seem to meet consumer needs.