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memory card

[′mem·rē ‚kärd]
(computer science)
A small card, typically with dimensions of about 2 × 3 inches (5 × 8 centimeters), that can store information, usually in integrated circuits or magnetic strips.

memory card

(1) A user-replaceable module in a computer that holds RAM chips. "Memory card" mostly refers to flash chips in definition #2 below. See memory module.

(2) A removable module that contains non-volatile flash memory chips used for storage in digital cameras and mobile devices. The major card types are SD cards, Memory Sticks and CompactFlash; the SD card family being the most popular. See flash memory, memory card reader, SD card, Sony Memory Stick and CompactFlash.


Digital Film
Flash-based memory cards are 21st century "film." This digital SLR camera uses SD cards, the most popular memory card type.







Memory Cards
Ever since digital cameras came on the scene in the late 1990s, a variety of memory cards have been developed.
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MPEG videos can also be created using the optional Digital Camera Card.
Howard adds that customers using the digital camera card reader can bring up thumbnail images on-screen, make selections and order prints that will be ready in three or four days.
Customers using the Picture Center's digital camera card reader can bring up thumbnail images on screen, make selections and order prints that will be ready in three or four days.
The printers accept a wide variety of digital camera cards and media, and they are designed for easy networking to PC workstations and Noritsu CT-2 consumer terminals.
The dDP-411 accepts a variety of digital camera cards and media, and it can easily be networked to PC workstations, he says.
A good example is the Noritsu CT-1 consumer terminal, which allows customers to load their digital files and place orders from CDs and digital camera cards in a self-service environment.