IBM post Microdrive compatibility chart
Jun 13, 2001 at 04:00 GMT
IBM Japan has today posted its own Microdrive compatibility chart for both MK 1 (170 MB / 340 MB) and MK 2 (512 MB / 1 GB) Microdrive Compact Flash Type II storage cards. The chart covers all sorts of devices from digital cameras to printers and PDA's. We've extracted and translated the portion covering digital cameras as a reference to our readers.
Key: DMDM-10xxx (MK 1 - 170 MB / 340 MB), DSCM-11xxx (MK 2 - 512 MB / 1 GB)
|Kyocera Finecam 3300||CF-2|
|Canon PowerShot S10||CF-2||*1||*1|
|Canon PowerShot S20||CF-2|
|Canon PowerShot G1||CF-2|
|Canon PowerShot Pro70||CF-2|
|Canon PowerShot Pro90||CF-2|
|Fujifilm Finepix S1 Pro||CF-2||*6|
|*1||Refer to Canon for compatibility with Canon PowerShot S10|
|*2||If the Microdrive is formatted insdie the DCS camera it may become unusable|
|*4||Please refer to Sanyo for compatibility with DSC-SX550 and DSC-SX150|
|*6||There is a problem with formatting the MK 2 Microdrive in a FinePix S1 Pro which may lead to the camera locking up.|
MK 1 Microdrive (170 MB / 340 MB) is only compatible with the Nikon D1H/D1X when the Microdrive's serial number ends in a 'D'. As seen in this picture.
MK 2 Microdrive (512 MB / 1 GB) may not work properly with the Nikon D1X due to a problem with the Microdrive electronics. This is affects MK 2 microdrive with a suffix other than '0xx', where xx is any other characters. That is the first digit of the last three of the serial number must be a zerio. As seen in this picture.
UPDATED: With data from IBM US website.