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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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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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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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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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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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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 is my D5000 not saving pictures?

So I just ordered the Tokina 11-16mm. Slapped it on my camera, seemed to work fine, camera recognized and all that jazz, went to snap a picture and it didn't save. It acts like it's taking the ...
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How to delete multiple files in Fujifilm Xpro-1?

Camera: Fujifilm's Xpro-1 Coming back from a trip I had ~300 raw photos in the 16Gb memory card, already saved in the computer, when I went shooting some more. I forgot to format the card after the ...
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Why does my memory only sometimes show my images?

I formatted my card so it showed empty. I took photos for two weeks. The next day after taking a few the card said FULL. I scrolled back. Only the new photos plus some very old images were there. I ...
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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 should I do when my memory card stops working in my camera and computer?

I have a Canon 7D and it has completely stopped reading my 64GB Sandisk memory card. I don't think the issue is a bent pin because the camera reads other cards fine. When I insert the card into my ...
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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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What to do when my Nikon DSLR back LED keeps blinking, draining the battery quickly?

The back LED on my Nikon D90 keeps blinking, and it is causing the battery to discharge completely. As far as I understand, the LED is supposed to blink a few times to detect the memory card and then ...
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Why is my SD card filling up too fast?

I have a Canon Rebel T3 and a Lexar Platinum II 8 GB SDHC class 6 card. I can only fit about 180 photos on this card that are roughly 5 MB each. Unless my math is really bad, that's only about 900MB ...
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Takes long to turn on with memory card but not without it

My camera used to turn on regularly and begin functions normally and I'm not sure how long ago it was but after not using my camera for a while I turned it on and the image would load and you can see ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Help! I have corrupted Jpeg files and I want to get them back to normal!

Ok, so here's what has happened. I was in the middle of uploading the photos from my Sony memory stick (I used two different sony cameras with the same memory stick) of my vacation, onto my computer, ...
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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 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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Memory card is almost full, but only displaying 9 photos

I am using an old Nikon D70 with a 4 GB memory card. It has been working well, with no major errors for over a year now. Today I took ~100 photos, and when I tried to upload them, it only displayed 9 ...
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Does using multiple smaller memory cards decrease the probability of losing data? [duplicate]

I once heard it suggested that using multiple smaller memory cards was a good way to decrease the chances of losing data. It's hard to argue with the logic that several memory cards are unlikely to ...
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Is Mirroring on one card is done through camera or through cards?

It was a vague title, let me explain:) Some cameras for example Nikon D-610 and D-810 that I have used have two slots for memory cards and in settings you can tell it to use Slot2 as a mirror for the ...
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How can I check free space on my memory card on a Nikon DSLR?

Currently I'm using a 4 GB memory card for shooting RAW on D5100, but how can I find the available free space on memory card from the camera? The number of shots remaining is so misleading!
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Is there any way to recover photos taken without a memory card?

I went out today and took over 75 photos with my Nikon Coolpix P100, but I didn't have a memory card in my camera. I'm now unable to retrieve any of the photos - is there any way to recover them?
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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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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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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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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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What should I do when my camera stops recognizing my SD card?

All of a sudden yesterday my camera kept saying "No card in camera". I worked with it and finally I took the SD card out of the camera and switched it to lock, place it back in the camera and of ...
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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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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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Why am I getting a “Memory Full” error with plenty of space left?

I have an old Casio Exilim EX-Z75 digital point-and-shoot with a 32gb SDHC card. The camera has worked fine with this SD card for a couple years, but I recently started getting a "Memory Full" error ...
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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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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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How can I use a wireless SD card (like EyeFi) to save photos to a network share?

I am wondering if a wireless SD card exists that can be setup to copy photos from the card to a file share through an existing wireless network. Basically I want the process of getting the photos ...
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Sandisk Extreme Pro, 95MB/s - I think I might have bought a fake [closed]

I bought this SD card http://produto.mercadolivre.com.br/MLB-590510568-carto-sdhc-sandisk-extreme-pro-32gb-classe-10-uhs-i-95mbs-_JM#redirectedFromParent[1] and I think it might be a fake. I ran a ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 ...
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How to find max write speed of a camera [duplicate]

I'm looking at upgrading my 95 MB/s SD card to a UDMA 7 CF on my 5D mk II; however, I know that eventually I'll hit an internal hardware bottle neck (after all the processor can't spit out images at ...
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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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Why can't DSLR cameras use internal memory to save photos?

Most of DSLR cameras use external memory chip to save photos.Why can't they use large internal memory to save photos?