==Fujifilm 64MB Multi Media Card==
I have this Fujifilm Multi Media card for use with my spare camera and I purchased it at the same time as having bought my old camera. It wasn't especially expensive at around £7 from the same online store when I purchased my camera. I can't even find this particular model having had a look online now but I expect it has been replaced with something far better for the money.
I knew that the 64MB wasn't going to be massive and at the time I thought it was just going to be a temporary measure until I had a bit more cash in the bank and could buy one that would hold a bit more information on it. However having slotted it into the camera and began to take pictures with it I was astounded that the 64MB only equated to 37 photos! I guess though that this is still better than the old disposable camera storage you get and how we used to be used to a roll of camera film which held less than this card would, yet strangely I find the 37 photos that this card to hold to be a real let down.
The MMC fits well into my old camera and for easy transfer of the photos I can slot it into the card reader slot on my lap top. The photos are stores well on the card even if there is no security when using the card but I guess for this basic price and capacity this is to be expected.
Like I say this card is a pretty basic option which is why it is in my spare camera and not really used at all as I have a much better one with a greater capacity in my current camera. I had also used this in my digital photo frame but soon tired of the 37 photos it kept rotating and have since purchased another large capacity card for that frame.
I shouldn't' think you could easily pick up one of these cards and even for the cheap price oyu probably wouldn't want to as there are so many other cards out there that are of the same price but offer a greater capacity and better security.
I think a basic score of 2 out of 5 stars for this product.
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
Now here's a bit of a curiosity: a card in a more or less obsolete format, branded with the name of a manufacturer that (where cameras were concerned, at any rate) spent many years trying to persuade photographers to use its favoured xD format instead. (Fujifilm has only recently admitted defeat on that particular score!) I doubt I'd ever have bought one of these on its own, but since once was unexpectedly sitting inside an old camera I purchased, it seemed only right and proper to give it a fair trial.
The MultiMediaCard format (yes, it's written as one word with integral capitals; exciting, eh?) can be seen as a precursor to the familiar SD format, and indeed most devices that accept SD cards will also handle MMC without difficulty. The differences are fairly slight in terms of dimensions: an MMC card is a bit thinner than an SD one, and feels rather lighter and flimsier, but the general shape, location of contacts and so on are the same. The other difference is that there is no equivalent of the SD format's security features, so (for example) there's no sliding lock switch.
MMC cards (I know, I know, that's like writing "PIN number"!) are available in capacities as high as 4 GB, but it's pretty unusual to see the larger sizes, and you're most likely to come across them in older devices. This Fujifilm effort is a 64 MB card, which makes it a little small even for lower-spec cameras, but can still be useful as an emergency backup. The one place where you might still see MMC cards specifically is in certain compact mobile phones, where the slightly smaller dimensions as compared to an SD card can be handy.
Loading this card into a camera (a three-megapixel Canon PowerShot A410) didn't cause any problems, and at a high quality setting you could expect to store about 36 photos on the card, which is much what I'd expect from a 64 MB SD unit too. For photographers, however, the main drawback of this format, and the main reason I could not recommend this card ahead of the equivalent SD unit, is speed... or rather, the lack of it: it really is *slow*. A look at a comparative specification table reveals that MMC's maximum transfer rate is a mere 6 MB/s - not a huge problem with a 64 MB card, but it would soon become agonisingly slow with larger capacities.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, you don't see very many of these 64 MB MMC cards around nowadays, and a skim of eBay just now revealed that only one had recently been sold there. That particular example went for under £2 including the postage, which perhaps gives an indication as to the popularity (or otherwise!) of the card. As I said at the beginning, I wouldn't have *chosen* to have bought this card, and I can't really recommend it to anyone. With cameras, at least, a 256 MB SD card will be much more use at virtually no extra cost.