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The storage media used by digital cameras. Currently the most common memory card formats are Compact Flash (CF) and Secure Digital (SD)

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My laptop doesn't show Sd card, the camera says that it needs to be formated [on hold]

I have a problem with my SD card, a week ago I replaced my SP Silicon power 16GB 10th generation card with another card, when I put it beck into the camera, it said that card needs to be reformatted, ...
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Nikon Coolpix 885 not saving to new 8gb memory card

I have a Nikon Coolpix 885 and an 8gb memory card. I divided the card into two partitions (the primary is 2 Gb formatted fat 16). Everything seems to work well but when I shoot I only get black ...
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Approved memory cards for nikon d3100

From many sources I find that Nikon supports only 16 GB (not 32GB) SanDisk sdcards. This is the source of the information ...
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How can I test a memory card for performance and bad sectors?

I have just purchased a new CF card for my DSLR. I tested it using Xbench (Mac OS X) and it performs as expected. However, I'd like to do a "surface scan" (moving platter term) to check for "bad ...
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Why is my SD card filling up too quickly?

I recently bought a 32GB SD card for my 60D. I have it set to raw + jpg and when I inserted it for the first time it showed 898 shots available, which looked right because my 16GB cards hold approx. ...
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How many RAW images should I be able to take on a Canon 6d with a 32GB card?

I just got a new canon 6d, put in a 32 gb card and set shooting mode at RAW. The camera indicates that I can only take 160 pictures! I am able to store 1000+ images in RAW on my t5 rebel. What's going ...
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How do you organize your photos before you shoot them?

When I go out for a shoot, I often shoot photos that I'd like saved in multiple folders on the SD card, so that I can figure out later what's what. For example, if I go out to shoot trains, in the ...
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How do you unlock a memory card?

When I try to delete images from my SD card, I get a message saying "Memory card is locked. Slide lock to "write position." Where is this lock?
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Is it ok to regularly swap memory cards between different cameras?

The reason I ask is that I recently attended the LA Photo Show and the SanDisk rep there told me that swapping memory cards between different cameras is a very bad idea. He told me that the reason is ...
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Found photography: what is the status of a memory card?

All of my CF cards are pre-used, as I mainly shoof film, it's not worth the cost to get new ones. However, some of them have photos from the previous owner; what is the legal and artistic status of ...
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Nikon Transfer & Memory Cards

I recently began using Nikon Transfer to download images from my memory card. For a trip, I purchased 2 Lexar SD cards & also brought along an older ScanDisk. At the end of a day of shooting, I ...
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What are Canon cameras actually doing when performing a low-level format?

Canon seems to be a bit shady about what their low-level format function actually does. I know what low-level formatting means when applying it to old HDDs that had a separate disk controller, but I ...
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Which is the best suitable memory card for Canon 550D Rebel T2i?

I have Canon 550D Rebel T2i and I am looking for a high speed Memory card. So far I have been using basic SD card but recently I have experienced it relatively slow while shooting fireworks at night. ...
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What does the transfer speed of a memory card mean for taking photographs?

I want to ask about the transfer speed of the memory card. It is written on the memory card as something like 45MB/s, 80MB/s. Does it affect anything when we take pictures? What I understand is that ...
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Is it better to have one large memory card or several smaller ones?

I don't think anyone can give a definitive answer, but what are the factors I should consider? What are the pros and cons? I'm thinking: What are the costs? the risks? How is usability affected? ...
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Are there any disadvantages to using a microSD card with an adapter as opposed to a SD card?

... for the purpose of being able to show the pictures just taken on a tablet, which takes microSD cards? Are there any disadvantages to this approach one should be aware of?
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Memory Card Cannot be Accessed [duplicate]

I have a Canon 7D. Suddenly my camera says "Card cannot be accessed. Reinsert/change the card or format card with camera". This is a card I have been using for about 6 months. How can I retrieve ...
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Memory card recovery software? [duplicate]

Is there any software recover files without format the memory card when any memory card is in raw format (showing dialog box format your drive) ?
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Canon T3i: Why would shots I took be missing on the card?

I just got my first DSLR-Canon T3i and I've been going out and shooting to learn. Generally coming along well. However, there are a few shots that I know I took that just aren't on the card. Any ...
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Why do some professional cameras have dual memory card slots?

I have noticed that some cameras such as the Nikon D300s, Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, or Pentax 645D have dual memory card slots. What is the purpose of having multiple memory card slots and why would you ...
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How do I recover files from SD Card that went from one camera to another? [duplicate]

A couple of years ago, I made the mistake of transferring my SD card from one camera (a Polaroid point-and-shoot that had low battery charge at the time) to another (an AGFA Photo point-and-shoot). I ...
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Nikon D7000 card problems

So here's my story with the Nikon D7000..... I purchased this body last year as my second-shooter and had two 8GB Panasonic cards in it. I had some corrupted files at the end of the card's memory ...
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Why don't cameras support journaled filesystems?

like NTFS, HFS+ or ext4, for SD cards? After all, journaling decreases the chance of data loss, which would be important for photographers. I lost an SD card containing maybe a thousand photos when in ...
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How can I recover photo files from a memory card with a corrupt filesystem?

I know this is not specifically a photography issue but since many of us with prosumer/professional-level DLSRs use Compact Flash cards, it is bound to happen to others as well. I have a Sandisk 16GB ...
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Why don't professional SLR cameras use SD or SDHC memory?

Entry level dSLR's, for the most part, are using less expensive SD and SDHC memory cards, So, why do pro-sumer and professional cameras (for the most part) use only Compact Flash (CF) memory? Is it ...
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What SD(HC) memory card should I be using for my DSLR camera?

What is the optimal size? Are certain brands better? What speed rating is preferred? Any other things to keep in mind? Specifically, I am using a Canon t2i.
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How can I know what speed card to get for my camera?

Cameras rarely specify exactly what speed cards you should be using in them - I just checked the manual for my DSLR, and all it says is to use an SDHD card, and a "high speed" card should be used for ...
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What does CHA mean on Nikon D-90?

I have a Nikon D90 camera body and today I started getting a CHA error on the display on the top of the body that shows f-stop and other settings. Looking around, I do not find a definition for ...
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Is deleting pics from memory card in camera dangerous?

I've read somewhere that deleting unwanted pictures from a memory card in camera is risky because there's a slight probability that the card will become corrupted, and all the data will be lost. The ...
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Transferring pics from my Fujifilm XF1 to mac and iPad

I've just bought a Fujifilm XF1, and I need to buy a SD card for it. I'm currently transferring the images from camera internal memory to my mac, via USB cable. 1. Can I do the same even when my ...
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Why is my Canon T3i stuck saving to internal memory instead of the memory card?

My T3i just stopped saving to the memory card and is saving to the internal memory. I have replaced the card in case it was corrupt and I have blown out the slot in the camera where it fits. Is ...
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What to consider when choosing a memory card?

I have a Canon 20D and was looking to buy a memory card. Turns out there are lots of options that vary in price. This got me wondering, what should I be looking out for when buying a memory card. ...
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What benefits does a faster memory card provide?

Although I don't own a pro camera at the moment, I have been trying out equipment that my Uncle uses. I used an Cannon DSLR once and using the continuous shooting feature got about 8 images before it ...
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Check free space on Nikon DSLR

Currently I'm using a 4 GB memory card for shooting RAW on D5100, but how to know the available free space on memory card from the camera ? As the number of shots remaining is so misleading !
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Photos taken on unformatted compact flash card

I inserted a SanDisk 32GB compact flash card thinking I'd formatted it. I was able to take 100's photos on a recent holiday. When I tried to transfer them to my computer I was informed on the computer ...
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Will a faster card increase my save speed on a Fujifilm Finepix S4500?

I am trying to determine whether or not I should purchase a class 10 or UHS Speed Class 1 card for my camera. I bought the Fujifilm Finepix S4500 when it first came out and recently started playing ...
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How to backup my memory card without a PC? [duplicate]

I'm going to travel for a long time and won't have access to PC or internet. I want to backup my photos from my memory card to my hard drive. Is there any solution that copies photos directly from a ...
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Memory card: 1x32Gb or 2x16Gb? [duplicate]

I have a Canon EOS 1100D. There is a promotion on memory cards in a local shop. I have the choice between a SanDisk 32 Gb or 2 x 16 Gb. (Both class 10, 45 MB/s). What would be the best purchase? The ...
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What are XQD memory cards?

I noticed that the Nikon D4 uses XQD memory cards along side Compact Flash memory cards. What are the differences or advantages of XQD?
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Why do cameras put photos in multiple folders on a memory card?

Recently when looking at my memory card I noticed that there were multiple folders on the memory card. The file path looked like this: DCIM/100D5100 DCIM/101D5100 The D5100 is the camera I am ...
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How to set the starting number for filenames on a SD card with a Sony camera? [closed]

I have a sony HX-series pocket camera. For some reason, the file numbering of videos (and not of still photos) got reset recently and started from zero. This is causing me a nightmare of filename ...
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What file system are memory cards formatted with?

Is there an industry standard file system cards are formatted with (when you first get them, and/or after a camera formats them)? FAT32, FAT16?
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Card cannot be accessed. Reinsert/change the card or format card with camera [duplicate]

Card cannot be accessed. Reinsert/change the card or format card with camera Really this is The Worst Message any Photographer could Have ! First, I own Canon T4i/650D , I was photographing a concert ...
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How can I backup my RAW photos while travelling without Internet access?

This question seems similar to this one, but my needs are different : I shoot in RAW exclusively I'm looking for a 100% offline solution: while traveling, Internet won't be accessible the "laptop" ...
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How can I recover deleted photos from an SD Card?

My technophobe mother returned from a European trip to discover she'd erased all but 15 images from a nearly full 2GB card. As I am the computer guy in the family, she posted the card to me and asked ...
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Is there a way to read or recover corrupted/incomplete photos on CF card?

OK, last summer I was traveling and we decided to go on a cycle and I thought that would be a great opportunity to play around with some timelapse stuff. I've got a Nikon D70 so I had to tape down the ...
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Are Kingston 32GB Full Size SDHC Class 10 cards recommended for entry-level DSLRs?

I am going to buy two of the mentioned cards for a holiday next month! And i would appreciate some feedback. Has anyone used this card on an entry dSLR such as the 550D? Do you recommend those cards?? ...
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What is the right way to format a SD Card for use in camera?

What is the right way to format a SD card to be used for pictures? Inside the camera or SD card software? According to SD card spec, there is a protected area on the card that can be over-written ...
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Why does my Canon Rebel XT only recognize 7.8GB of my memory card?

I have a Lexar 16gb CF card. Whenever I format it in my camera (a Canon Digital Rebel XT), it only recognizes 7.8 GB of storage. If I format it in my computer, in the computer it shows 15.6 GB, but ...
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Minimum Flash Card speed for OLYMPUS Tough TG-1? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I know what speed card to get for my camera? I bought OLYMPUS Tough TG-1 iHS 12 MP camera. It allows modes for shooting images in a rapid sequence. Is it ...