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Is there a way to use a Canon 60d as general SD card reader?

My computer doesn't have an sd card reader, but one of my cameras records more information than just RAW or JPG. That camera doesn't have a cable for it readily available. I was wondering if there is ...
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D7000 Phantom Card Error

I've just signed up in the hope someone can help with my issue. I must have bought a couple of dodgy SD cards once, since one of them started to break apart (inside my second SD slot). Anyway, I ...
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SD cards - I keep receiving a message saying there's a problem with my SD card, but it's brand new!

It started, bizarrely, with my CANON 650D freezing for a while. I tried turning it off and it wouldn't - I suspect I did this too soon after taking a photo and the card was still saving the data. ...
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What can I do when my Nikon D5200 gives an SD card error with every card?

My D5200 has developed a problem, every time I turn it on I get the error message "This memory card cannot be used. Card may be damaged Insert another card." I have tried multiple memory cards 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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Why are CF cards so much more expensive than SD cards?

I have noticed that two cards -one CF and one SD - from the same manufacturer, with the same specifications have a significant difference in cost. The CF card costs several times more than the SD ...
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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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SD card can no longer be read by PC but works fine in the camera, can I fix this?

A few weeks ago I was going to download the pictures from an SD card and I noticed the lock mechanism had become stuck in the middle, so I went to push it back to unlocked and the card peeled apart ...
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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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Why is my Canon 600D showing card write protect switch as set to lock, when it isn't?

Canon 600D showing card write protect switch is set to lock, even though the SD card was set to unlock mode/read-write mode. Can anyone please help me to resolve this issue?
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Canon 600D says “Card write error”

My Canon 600D was showing "Card write error". I took out my SD card and noticed that the write-protect lock was broken, so I bought a new one. I am still getting the same error on the new card ...
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What causes an SD card to go corrupt?

One of my cheap SD cards goes corrupt from time to time and the camera demands it needs to be reformatted. It's frustrating, but I want to know what might be the reason that makes it go corrupt and ...
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Can a firmware upgrade enable a camera to use SDXC memory cards?

Is it possible for a firmware upgrade to a camera (a Leica M9) to enable it to accept SDXC memory cards above the 32GB limit of SDHC, or is this change from SDHC to SDXC actually something which would ...
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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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Nikkon DSLR messing up SD Cards

So here's my dilemma. I have a Nikon DSLR, unsure the model at the moment, that eats SD cards. Every time I use an SD card with this device it destroys the card, rendering all of the data on it ...
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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 do people recommend copying the entire Canon SD card folder structure?

When I insert my SD card into my laptop after shooting photos and videos, two folders show up: DCIM and MISC. I have heard people say you need to copy everything over when transferring, but the MISC ...
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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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Photo backups via USB Hub + card reader + tablet + external HDD

Yes, it's another question about photo backups during traveling. But it's not a duplicate of this and this because I'm asking about specific way of backuping and will it work or no. I have D750 and ...
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Is there any engineering proof to which type of memory card is more reliable

Between a SD card and a Compact Flash card for using in camera, which I write RAW images of 40 mega byes on it, sometimes in burst mode and never for video, Is there any technical reason to favor SD ...
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Why do my SD cards stop working in my PC (although they remain working in my camera)?

I'll leave it up to you to decide if this is sufficiently on-topic. It does relate to SD cards used in photography specifically. My Nikon D7000 does something funny to my SD cards and I can't figure ...
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Why can my Nikon D3300 write to the card, but it's read-only on the computer?

Couple quick points (after a lot of googling with no answer): It's not the switch. The switch on the card is in the unlocked position. I just checked again, just to be sure. All the similar problems ...
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Can I make my Nikon DSLR put photos in separate folders per day?

When I take photos, I want my camera to create a folder for that specific date, and when I take photos on another day, it'll have a folder for that specific day, and so on. During thtransfer of my ...
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Which SD card to choose for recording video with Canon Kiss 4x Digital? [closed]

I need to record a 30-60 minute video preferably in HD. My main problem is that when I record video it typically stops automatically after a minute or so. I own a 30 MB/sec card, and I'm guessing it's ...
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Is there any reason to choose a standard size SDXC over Micro SDXC?

Stores offer both micro SDXC and standard size SDXC cards. The micro cards come with standard size adapters. If the specs are otherwise absolutely identical, e.g.: SanDisk Extreme UHS-I/U3 Micro ...
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Is a card reader faster than connecting camera via USB?

I've heard that compact flash readers allow your computer to much faster read the photos off the camera, than when you connect your camera over USB. Is that true? What about other card formats, like ...
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Nikon d7000 is taking duplicate pictures

My Nikon d7000 is making an exact duplicate of each picture taken. I have 2 of every picture on my sd card. How do I stop this?
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Is the Pentax FluCard noticably slower than a typical class-10 SDHC card?

I'm interested in Pentax's wifi-capable SD card, and specifically in the Pentax-specific model, as it also allows some rudimentary camera control from a smartphone app. However, I'm concerned by this ...
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Canon 60D with SanDisk 32GB microSDHC Class 10 = Card Error

I have a Canon EOS 60D ( firmware : v1.1.0 ) and a SanDisk Mobile Ultra 32GB microSDHC Class 10 with converter. 60D reported Card Error. I try to format with the camera as told, it said: Cannot ...
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Does the brand of the micro SD adapter matter?

For some reason (I'm unaware of what, but I'd love it if you can include this in your answer as a bonus), SD cards are considerably more expensive in my area than micro SD cards. According to this ...
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How do I use a card formatted as exfat by my Canon 6D in Linux?

I hope it's not too OS specific/non-photography techy for this forum but I wonder if other 6D users have this problem and I just want to get my workflow improved: I formatted a fresh Sandisk Extreme ...
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If I swallowed my SD Card would it be readable when it emerged?

I am entirely serious. As I walked conspicuously down a narrow alley this morning with my camera hanging off my shoulder I began considering how I would/could respond to a bit of rough treatment by ...
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How to remove write protection from MicroSD

I have a Polaroid XS100i, I've only used it once and taken junk photos\movies to test it. Now I'd like to delete those files but the MicroSD is write protected. I have tried connecting via USB to ...
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Do I need to update nikonD3100 firmware to use a microSD 32GB HC1 card?

On my nikon D3100, whenever I try to insert any microSD Sandisk32GB HC1 card with adapter, a green indicator light comes on and after some time it says the memory card is damaged and it can't use it. ...
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How do I shorten the “loading” of photos on the card?

When I plug in my camera through USB to read its card, it can take a while to load all the photos. I was wondering if and how I can reduce this loading time? Do I need a better/faster SD card or are ...
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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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Corrupt SD cards asking to format? [duplicate]

I'm an avid photographer and used bunch of cameras and memory cards that didn't given me any problem like this. Yesterday night when i was transferring files from the SD card to my Laptop, the power ...
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Can I ask Lightroom to delete copied photos from the SD card?

I have a 32GB SD card, and I find that I run out of space on the card sooner than I'd like. Can I get Lightroom to delete the photos from the SD card after they have been copied to the Mac? Not just ...
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How to recover data from a damaged/chewed up SD card?

In short, my new puppy chewed up my SD card. I took the card out of the camera after a shoot to back it up onto an external hard drive. I then decided to grab a glass of water. As I was filling up the ...
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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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My laptop doesn't show Sd card, the camera says that it needs to be formated [closed]

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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Is it safe to store rechargeable lithium ion batteries and SD memory in a zip lock bag?

My camera uses a rechargeable lithium ion battery and an SD memory card. When I'm out shooting and at home, I normally keep an extra of each in a zip lock type of plastic storage bag (the card is ...
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Would Wi-Fi enabled SD cards affect battery performance?

There's an ongoing craze for Wi-Fi enabled SD cards. The concept is clear and impressive, but I would like expert opinions or experiences with these SD cards. Currently there are only a few ...
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What are the .LRV files on the gopro sdcard?

I delete the .THM and .LRV files along with the MISC folder but what are they actually good for? THM is for thumbnails on the LCD so that is clear, and the rest?
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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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Why is my SDHC card disappearing from the file system after few minutes?

My Nikon sdhc memory card is showing in my computer, but after a few minutes it disappears from the file system. The three things I tried are: formatted the card changed my card reader changed the ...
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Do any cameras with dual SD card slots support copying images from one card to the other?

Luckily, I've never had a memory card fail on me thus far and since making a backup copy of a memory card never was a real option for me when traveling, I never worried too much about backups. Today ...
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Will using a micro SD & adapter instead of a normal SD card affect the quality of pictures and video?

I've just bought a 32GB Class 4 SD card from a seller on eBay and he has sent me a micro SD card of the same size and speed instead. Obviously I'm not too happy about this but we are going to Disney ...
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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. ...