Olympus has introduced a 2GB Type M-series xD-Picture Card, capable of carrying approximately 1,000 shots using an 8 mega-pixel camera at high quality.

The new card will be available from August 2006, availability information is on the Olympus website.

Type M cards are not compatible with all digital camera models. Please check the compatibility chart on the Olympus website for details. The card costs £69.99, Olympus has confirmed.