Olympus has boosted to its digital camera memory card line-up with the addition of the 512MB xD Picture Card. Double the capacity of the largest xD card currently available, the compact (1.7mm thick) 512MB xD Picture Card will be released simultaneously with xD PC Card adapters and xD USB card readers for interfacing with personal computers.

The new card is the sixth card to join the of xD-Picture Card range, with 16MB, 32MB, 64MB, 128MB and 256MB versions currently available.

As an example for those familiar with Olympus digital cameras like the high-resolution C-5050 ZOOM, the 512MB Card will hold 416 shots in "HQ" mode and 64 shots in RAW Mode.