(1) A removable module that contains non-volatile memory chips, typically flash memory cards such as SD Cards, Memory Sticks and CompactFlash. The SD Card family is the most popular. Memory cards are used for storing images and videos in digital cameras, camcorders and other handheld devices. See flash memory, SD Card, Memory Stick and CompactFlash.|
Flash memory cards are today's camera "film." This earlier digital camera used CompactFlash; however, modern cameras mostly use SD Cards.
(2) A removable module that contains volatile RAM chips. It is user replaceable with a screwdriver and a small amount of mechanical skill. Most of the time, the term "memory card" refers to "non-volatile" memory explained in definition #1 above. For details about RAM memory modules, see memory module.