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February 20, 2001
M-128PI SmartMedia
Brings 128 MB Storage to Digital Cameras
M-128PI SmartMedia
* This news release is only for the Japanese Market.
Olympus Optical Co., Ltd. (President: Masatoshi Kishimoto) is pleased to announce the new 128 MB SmartMedia storage chip for its CAMEDIA Series of digital cameras. The M-128PI large-volume storage media will go on sale March 3.
Camera manufacturers have begun to sell megapixel digital cameras with more than 3 megapixel resolution. The high volumes of data produced by these cameras require large-volume storage media. Olympus developed its 128 MB SmartMedia chip, M-128PI, to enable users to take advantage of high-resolution digital cameras without worrying about depleting their memory.

The 128 MB storage on the M-128PI is large enough to take full advantage of the high-resolution achieved by new digital cameras. When used with the CAMEDIA E-10 digital SLR with 4 megapixel CCD*, the M-128PI stores approximately 46 photographs in SHQ Mode and as many as 137 in HQ Mode. With the CAMEDIA C-2040 ZOOM, which has a 2.11 megapixel CCD, it stores approximately 117 photographs in SHQ Mode and as many as 257 in HQ Mode. Users can take large numbers of photographs without having to change media.

The M-128PI also comes with ID numbers for copyright protection, and can be used with ID-compatible portable music players.
* SHQ Mode features 2240 x 1680 pixels and a compression rate of 1/2.7; HQ Mode 2240 x 1680 pixels and a compression rate of 1/8.
*Olympus Optical Co., Ltd. was changed to OLYMPUS CORPORATION as of October 1, 2003.
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