Originally Posted by Gmash
The proprietary memory is one thing I hate about Sony. They could have at least stuck with the memory stick pro duo like the psp, but no, yet another new, expensive format? This is the kind of stuff where Sony shoots itself in the foot.
Both Sony and Matsushita (Panasonic) have been trying to to lock in their big corporate and broadcast TV equipment buyers with proprietary formats. At least the P2 card
adheres to an established standard (the original PCMCIA cards were for expansion RAM), even if nobody else uses it. And my Sony pro video equipment accepts standard SD cards as well as their proprietary ones. But Sony lost a sale when I needed a new laptop, partly because of the proprietary Memory Stick format. I'm still using Compact Flash media with my still cameras, and SD for everything else.
I remember when we were using MMC cards, and thought that SD cards would be a non-starter because of the built-in DRM crap. Now we don't have a choice.