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Olympus mju 700 | Digital Camera Review | Storage and Energy
Olympus was the creator of the xD Picture flash memory card along with Fuji Film. This tiny memory card does not have a large share of the market, partly because it is only supported by the abovementioned brands. Still, these two manufacturers bring a considerable number of digital cameras on the market that are available all over the world. The xD memory card’s storage capacity varies from 16MB to 1GB. I had expected that they would have already made a 2GB version, but this storage capacity is not yet available. The Olympus Mju 700 comes with approximately 18MB internal memory which gives you around 5 pictures in the highest resolution and best quality. Obviously, this is not enough, so you would be well advised to invest in at least a 256MB or 512MB flash memory.
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xD Picture flash memory card
Different versions of the xD Picture flash memory card have come on the market recently. Not only the storage capacity is different, but the speeds with which the card can store or read data also vary. Take the M and H version of SanDisk where the speeds are 10 and 20MB/sec respectively. Olympus has since introduced the Hi-Speed 1GB version, equivalent to that of the fast SanDisk H variety. In practice the 256MB and larger storage capacities from, for example, Fujifilm were all quicker than standard, although little was said about this. The Olympus xD Picture memory card also gives you the exclusive Olympus panorama function. In short, there's confusion all around and so it is time to formulate a standard list of speeds for this small card.

Considering a storage capacity of 512MB:
Resolution SHQ - 3072 x 2304 pixels - 144 pictures
Resolution SHQ - 3072 x 2304 pixels - with sound - 144 pictures
Resolution HQ - 3072 x 2304 pixels - 292 pictures
Resolution HQ - 3072 x 2304 pixels - with sound - 284 pictures
Resolution SQ1 - 2560 x 1920 pixels - 420 pictures
Resolution SQ1 - 2560 x 1920 pixels - with sound - 408 pictures
Resolution SQ1 - 2304 x 1728 pixels - 512 pictures
Resolution SQ1 - 2304 x 1728 pixels - with sound - 496 pictures
Resolution SQ1 - 2048 x 1536 pixels - 652 pictures
Resolution SQ1 - 2048 x 1536 pixels - with sound - 624 pictures
Resolution SQ2 - 1600 x 1200 pixels - 786 pictures
Resolution SQ2 - 1600 x 1200 pixels - with sound - 740 pictures
Resolution SQ2 - 1280 x 960 pixels - 1228 pictures
Resolution SQ2 - 1280 x 960 pixels - with sound - 1140 pictures
Resolution SQ2 - 1024 x 768 pixels - 1876 pictures
Resolution SQ2 - 1024 x 768 pixels - with sound - 1680 pictures
Resolution SQ2 - 640 x 480 pixels - 2904 pictures
Resolution SQ2 - 640 x 480 pixels - with sound - 2456 pictures

Video resolution - SHQ - 640 x 480 pixels - 15fps - 448 min
Video resolution - HQ - 320 x 240 pixels - 15fps - 1332 min
Video resolution - SQ - 160 x 120 pixels - 15fps - 3392 min
Olympus LI-42B Lithium Ion battery
The Olympus Mju 700 digital camera uses a small Lithium Ion battery, the Olympus LI-42B. Like most other ultra compact digital cameras there is not enough space for a large capacity battery. The Olympus Mju 700 has to make do with a battery with a capacity of only 740mAh. Despite the small capacity, you need to summon up the patience to wait 5 hours before the battery is fully charged. The optional LI-40C battery charger shortens the time it takes to recharge to approximately 3 hours. On average, you can take 160 - 180 pictures with a fully charged battery, which is an average performance. If you expect to take more pictures but don't fancy waiting 5 hours for it to recharge, you will have to buy another expensive Lithium Ion.

Olympus Mju 700 - USB 2.0 Full Speed interface
The Olympus Mju 700 is equipped with a USB 2.0 Full Speed interface. Although the name suggests otherwise, this is the slower version of the USB 2.0 interface. Actually, I would have expected to find at least a USB 2.0 Hi-Speed interface in a camera like the Olympus Mju 700. There is a substantial difference in speed; a maximum of 12Mb/sec or 480Mb/sec. A USB 2.0 Hi-Speed card reader can offer a solution to anyone using a high capacity flash memory card.
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