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    Unlike the 35mm film camera which differed only in the
    number of shots and manufacturers, different digital
    cameras use different storage media.

    This is usually the case for different camera manufacturers
    as some brands prefer to have a proprietary storage medium
    for their cameras.

    Aside from the different types of storage media, they also
    differ in the amount of memory they can handle. Today's
    cameras eat up more memory which is why bigger memory is
    the order of the day especially for professionals.

    Here are some of the most popular storage media used by
    digital cameras today:

    1. Compact flash

    - this is perhaps the most common storage device for
    digital cameras, especially high-end ones like digital

    Compact flash memory comes in two flavors: Type I and II.
    Most cameras accept Type I although the Type II varieties
    have a higher capacity.

    2. Memory Stick

    - this is a proprietary storage media produced and
    developed by Sony not only for their digital cameras but
    also on their other products.

    Early Memory Sticks were able to store only up to 256MB
    although Sony has already come up with the Memory Stick Pro
    which has capacities up to 1GB.

    3. Secure Digital (SD) and MultiMedia Cards

    - are yet other varieties of storage media. Aside from
    digital cameras, they can also be used on a host of devices
    such as mobile phones.

    These varieties are the smallest among storage media
    especially when the micro SD memory was introduced to the
    public. The SD card and the MMC (MultiMedia Card) are
    basically the same except for the fact that SD cards have a
    write-protect switch to protect the data that is stored