So i picked up a 512MB xD card this week for my Fuji S 5000z. I love this format the more I use it. I have found that taking a picture in RAW mode (6.5MB image size), I have next to no wait time. The camera can take several pictures before the buffer fills up.
Anyways, I started to look for speeds of the current card formats that are out there. I have every type of farmat currently in use except for Sonys Memory sticks.
The more I use xD, the more I prefer it. I used to prefer CF cards, and had lots of concerns about switching to xD for my camera. How I have CF cards for my Nikon and Zaurus, SD for my Canon ZR60 and my Zaurus, smartmedia for a Rio 500, and MMC for an old Audiovox MP3 player. Most of my cards at this point are CF cards. I have the most storage in xD cards though (1 16MB, 1 128MB, and 1 512MB).
What does everyone else prefer. Also, is there any sort of chart comparing all formats including their read and write speeds, power consumption, and maximum potential capacity. Here are a few that I have found:
Memory Stick Pro
WRITE - 1.8MB/sec
WRITE - 3MB/sec
1 - xD
2 - Compact Flash