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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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What kind of SD card do I need to keep my dSLR from stoppping every few seconds when taking HD video? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does my Canon DSLR stop recording video automatically? When I take HD video with my Canon 60D camera, it stops automatically after about 5 seconds. I am guessing ...
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why storing a long exposure photo takes almost as long as the exposure time itself?

last night I took some night sky shots, and I've noticed that with long exposure times [15s;30s] the time it took to store the images in the camera memory card (jpeg) took roughly as long? Whilst the ...
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Will a Nikon D5100 benefit from using a class10 HDHC memory card over a class 6?

I have a Nikon D5100 and currently use a class 6 SDHC memory card. Since I am still fairly new and use "RAW + JPEG" mode there is a lot of heavy writing to the memory card (not to mention quickly ...
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How do I fix an unresponsive Canon A510 with an adapted Kingston microSD card?

I have a Canon PowerShot A510 using a Kingston 2GB microSD card with an SD adapter. The SD card worked perfectly until I formatted the card in my Mac. I formatted it with MS-DOS Fat file system. Now, ...
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Are there any memory cards available which can keep up with the Canon 1d x?

With 1d x coming out ... soon, I'm curious on what would be the best memory to use with it, if price is no object. Photo size of this camera should be somewhere in range of 20-30 mb, and with 12 ...
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How to determine the year of manufacture of a (SanDisk) Compact Flash card?

Flash technology works in such a way that CompactFlash cards wil eventually "wear out". This happened to one of my cards at a wedding, and experience I did not enjoy (I was able to recover the data ...
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How do I (properly) set up Magic Lantern on more SD cards?

I have successfully installed Magic Lantern on my Canon 60D without any problems at all, but I'm not sure how to deploy it to more cards. What I'm concerned the most about is the config. I need to ...
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How often should memory cards be formatted?

Should memory cards in DSLRs be formatted every so often? If so, how often? I hear that after emptying the card out (transferring images to a computer), that it's a good time to format it to help ...
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Why would you want to take pictures without a memory card in your camera?

Canon DSLRs have an option to shoot pictures when there is no card installed in the camera. This option is enabled by default, and it got me too many times before I realized it can be disabled in the ...
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What's behind these memory card problems with my new Nikon D7000?

Recently I bought Nikon D-7000. It's fantastic camera, but I am facing few problems: I am using 16GB San Disk memory card in slot 1. While taking photos, sometimes it shows a memory card error. If I ...
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What is the maximum CF card size for a FujiFilm FinePix S1?

My fiance just got a free FujiFilm FinePix S1. An old camera, I know, but also perfect for helping her learn the basics behind photography. Anyway, we aren't experts on storage at all. We can see ...
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Is it better to transfer photos by removing the memory card or by directly using a data cable?

I can download the pictures from the camera using the data cable or I can unplug the card and plug into my PC's card reader. Both work and I couldn't notice big differences in speed or reliability. ...
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If I'm happy with the speed, do I really need a faster class 10 or 30MB/s card for my DSLR?

My camera came with 4GB class 10, 30 MB/sec card. I wanted to upgrade to high capacity memory card but I was skeptical, a lower speed card such as class 10, 20MB/sec will cripple my camera when I use ...
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Can an Olympus E20P take 8GB flash cards?

I have an Olympus E20P camera that is about 10 years old, and the manual says it supports 3V (3.3V) SmartMedia: 4 MB, 8 MB, 16 MB, 32 MB, 64 MB, 128 MB; CompactFlash (type I and II) ...
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How fast must a CF be to save 2560x1920 TIFF?

I have an Olympus E-20P which is 10 years old with a 256MB CompactFlash card. It won't let me choose 2560x1920 TIFF, so I assume that my CompactFlash isn't fast enough. Are there any rule of thumbs ...
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Why are my photos taking too much memory?

I have a Canon 5D mark II. The weirdest thing happened today. I was shooting with a 4 GB memory in Raw and Jpeg and was only able to shoot 34 pics. I looked at my settings and couldn't figure out what ...
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What's the fastest memory card that can be used with a Canon S95 (P&S) digital camera?

The S95 can apparently accommodate any of the following: SD/SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card, MultiMediaCard, MMCplus Card, HC MMCplus Card. Which one is going to be the fastest? I really want to ...
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Are Toshiba SDHC cards good for Canon DSLR cameras?

I was going through the SDHC cards available in the market and found a really cheap card from a website offering discounted camera and photo gear. I did go through the mostly recommended San Disk SDHC ...
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Is there a problem if I delete or copy photos from my SD card using Windows Explorer?

If I just insert the card in the PC and delete some photos inside DCIM folder, or add some, can this damage my card or camera? Should I use some special software for this?
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Should I get a fast CF card?

I'm wondering whether I should go for a faster card (e.g. SanDisk Extreme series) or can do just fine with slower card (e.g. SanDisk Ultra series) for use with Canon EOS 7D. I'm not planning to ...
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Which type of memory card best suit for Canon 60D?

Need help in deciding which type of memory card that is best suited for my Canon 60D. Primarily I will be shooting in RAW pictures mode and only occasionally I will be shooting in in HD video mode. I ...
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What would be the fastest memory card for a D5000 that is worth buying?

I own a D5000 and I wonder what memory card to buy for it. I will keep the kit 4GB and downgrade it to "backup" card probably (I will keep it always on me). Considering a RAW image (I shoot RAW ...
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How to upload multiple CF/SD cards fast?

What tools are available out there (hardware and software) to upload CF (and SD) cards fast? I am looking for a unit that can take multiple at a time. After shooting a Wedding, for example, you are ...
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What is the function of the MISC folder on my memory card?

In all the Canon cameras that I have/had, after every session a MISC folder was created, besides the normal DCIM folder. This folder was always empty and the camera didn't bother if I deleted it. ...
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What's the difference between CF and SD cards?

What's the difference? Why do professional cameras support CF but amateur models don't? Both are flash based, both support FAT filesystems — what's the difference?
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How do I get the photo filenames from my LX5 to continue from a given number?

I have a lovely new Panasonic LX5, replacing my LX3. I am using the same SD card as in the LX3, which already has the folders 100, 101, 102, ... 116 (yes, that was a thousand photos per folder...). ...
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Should I use USB flash storage to supplement my memory card?

I am going on a trip with one memory card; should I buy another or would a USB flash drive be helpful for storing images?
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SD-Card speed limit for Canon EOS 1000D?

I want to buy a new SD-Card for my Canon EOS 1000D. Is it worthwhile to buy a high speed card? What is the speed limit of the controller in the camera?
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How Do I Know My Memory Card Is Dying?

I have a 2GB SanDisk Extreme II (I think it's a II) CF card that I use as my main card in my Nikon D200. I normally shoot, take the card out, place it in a cheaper reader, and copy the pictures to my ...
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Nikon SD Memory Cards, are they good?

I've bought a Nikon D7000 Kit (Nikon D7000 Kit AF-S DX 18-105 mm VR) that includes two Nikon branded SD Memory Cards. I've tried them and till now I have no complaints, but due to the lack of some ...
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Panasonic: misc files stored on memory card

This may be a Panasonic-specific question. My camera is a DMC-FT2. On the memory card, apart from the JPG files a lot of other file types can be found. Do you know what they contain and what they are ...
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What to consider when choosing a memory card for Nikon D90?

I need to get a memory card for a Nikon D90 camera. I think it needs to be class 6 or better so that camera is not slowed down by memory access. Are there any other things to consider when getting ...
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Best card for Canon 550d (HD video)?

What is the best memory card for Canon 550D if you are going to shoot HD video? Some SDHC cards don't accept the full HD video I was told.
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The right way to delete all photos from a camera

What is the most correct way to delete all photos from a camera after they all have been copied to a computer: to format memory card using the camera menu, or simply Select All and Delete photo ...
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What does the X mean in memory specs?

I see memory cards and they claim 60x or 100x or 300x, where I assume 'X' means times. Times what? I'm assuming it has something to do with transfer speeds. Is it only on 'reading', ie, going from ...