Questions tagged [memory-card]

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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Broken memory card cover Canon 7D markII, is there an override?

The memory card cover on my Canon 7D markII has broken off. I am unable to replace it at the moment but need to use my camera. Is there a way to override the automatic off setting for when the card ...
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How to determine the maximum memory card size that an Olympus E500 is compatible with?

I have an E500 with some 1 GB XD cards. It also takes CompactFlash. I can't find any information about what the max limit on card size is. I have checked the manual: https://cs.olympus-imaging.jp/en/...
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Is there SD card to CF card adapter that supports SD 4.0 (UHS-II)?

I have a micro SD card and a normal SD card which runs on the SD 4.0 specification, allowing high data transfer speeds. I also have a 5D Mark IV, which unfortunately only supports the UHS-I protocol ...
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Very low speed of copying files from camera to ssd

Fujifilm X-T30 and Sandisk Extreme Pro 128GB SDXC Card 128GB 170MB/s V30 UHS-I U3 Average speed is 15.6 MB/s. I am using a usb 3.1 gen 1 cable plugged into a usb 3 port to transfer the photos. 15.6 ...
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Even after formatting SD card it shows This memory card cannot be used error in the camera screen

My nikon d3400 shows This memory card cannot be used. Card may be damaged. Insert another card. The error shows after taking one or two photos. I formatted in the camera but still the error shows. I ...
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Does anyone know what kind of storage card this is?

I've looked all over google, I couldn't figure where kind of card this is. I got it from a travel service, it's suppose to have our photos on it.
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What's causing my camera to slow down AFTER the image was saved?

I tested my Nikon D800 with a SanDisk Ultra 64 GB 80 MB/s SD card. I have a device which measures time and is triggered by the green LED light on the back of my camera which indicates that it's ...
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SD Card speed degrading and doesn't work on one of my cameras: can I do something?

I have a SanDisk SD Card 64gb UHS 3, 3 years old. From someday, it became unusable on a Panasonic Lx100 — but it works right on my other camera (a Pentax K-70). On the LX10, I get an error: "Error ...
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How do I tell my new Windows 10 PC to import images via SD card or card reader when I insert a card?

I upgraded to a new Windows 10 PC recently, but now I can't figure out how to import pictures from my SD card. On my old PC, an AutoPlay window popped up as soon as a card was inserted into the ...
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Is it better, for durability, to remove card+battery or to connect to charger via USB-C?

I have a Canon camera that has USB-C port supporting both connection to computer and charging. Furthermore, the SD card and battery are removable and can be used externally. Which is a better ...
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Nikon d3300 "the option is not available in current settings or in the cameras current state"

I have a good condition Nikon d3300 that randomly started giving me the error "This Card is Not Formatted". Then when I try to format, it says "the option is not available in current settings or in ...
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How to fix memory card error on Canon camera?

I have a Canon EOS 550D and cannot get two different memory cards to work. The first one is SanDisk Extreeme, microSDXC 1, 64 GB and the second is a Verbatim SDHC class 4, 8GB. The situation with the ...
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Slow thumbnail loading when lots of images on memory card

I have a Canon 2000D DSLR. I like to keep all my pictures in the relatively big memory card, so that there is a second copy of all pictures in case my laptop SSD dies. However, every time I connect ...
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Capturing image from movie on memory stick inside camera without using a computer

I'm in a dilemma. Currently the computer in my house is a pentium 3 with Slackware 13 Linux OS. (Yes I know, stone-age compared to today's technology). I also own an Canon EOS Rebel T4i EOS 650D ...
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Can a DSLR camera get a virus?

Some time ago, my laptop was infected by some worm/virus, which also spread to my USB sticks and my DSLR's memory card. All photos on the memory card were shown as 1kB files, without a possibility to ...
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Permanent, personal data storage solutions for high resolution photography [duplicate]

>3TB HDD with SATA and/or USB3.0 HDDs are so cheap these days. You can get 4-6TB drives from Western Digital and Seagate for under $150. Affordable and high-volume. Sounds appealing. You could set up ...
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Can a 64 GB memory card be used in a Nikon D80?

I am attempting to format a 64 GB SD memory card for an upcoming trip. Using the instructions provided by Nikon, I receive a flashing "FULL" and 0 frames/pictures after formatting. What can I do to ...
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How to see which photos are protected when putting the memory card into laptop?

I have Nikon D80. I have protected the image 'DSC_7219.JPG' on the camera because I like it. Is there any way to see which images were protected when I put the memory card into a laptop? I've ...
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How to recover footage from a bent SD card?

I have an SD card that was left in a MacBook Pro and subsequently bent directly across the lining of where the SD card sticks out from the SD card slot. The card is not detected by computer or camera, ...
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Is there a performance penalty by using dual cards in a camera?

I've recently upgraded to a camera that has dual cards and plan to make use of it by mirroring to both cards. As the camera theoretically has to make the double amount of writes, is there a ...
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Why is my Nikon camera writing non-identical files in Dual Cards Backup Mode?

I have a Nikon D7000 with which I use dual SD cards. I have the camera configured to write the same images to both cards, in case one of the cards becomes unreliable. I accidentally let the two ...
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Backup+format or buy a new SD card?

It's come to the time where my 128GB Samsung Micro SD has only 1% of its capacity left. Given I'm going travelling this summer, I need more memory to shoot. Is it better for me to buy a USB 1TB HDD, ...
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Is it safe to swap cards with Magic Lantern on them between two identical Canon cameras?

I have two similar cameras, both 7Ds. Both have Magic Lantern installed and both use their own CF card. Is it safe to borrow a card from the other camera when needed? Or should I uninstall ML from one ...
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Any recommendations for how to choose a data recovery company [closed]

I have an SD card that suddenly cannot be read. There are several sentimental photos on there. I tried the recovery tools from the manufacturer's website as well as several 3rd party tools. None of ...
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Does an XQD USB-C Card Reader exist?

I want to be able to read photographs from my XQD cards via my new MacBook Pro which has only USB-C ports. Does any card reader exist to allow me to access my photographs?
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How to transfer photos to a phone without a computer?

I'm a beginner photographer and I'm facing a problem. I'm going to be traveling for 5 days and of course, I'll be taking my DSLR with me but I can't take a computer with me. Is there a way to transfer ...
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Memory adapters vs. the real thing

I have a number of cameras that take a range of memory cards. 1. SD 2. CF 3. Memory stick pro 4. XD I have a range of media including genuine versions of all these as well as adapters to use micro ...
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Canon G9x hasn't saved images

I bought the camera about a month ago but the card is quite old. I took a bunch of photos today and when I came home they were all gone... Tried to take new pictures, it works fine. The pictures I ...
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Will my GoPro 5 Hero Black work with Verbatim Premium SDHC Class 10

I've just bought a new Go Pro Hero 5 Black and a couple of accessories , since I've already spent a lot , was thinking of getting a cheaper memory card. The Verbatim Premium SDHC Class 10 is ...
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Help recovering Nikon raw files (.nef) from corrupted sd card [duplicate]

I have come back from a family vacation looking forward to put my hands on this problem: I was shooting with my Nikon D600 camera and a dreadful message showed up (card err). I changed to a different ...
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Why do most DSLRs lack support for very high speed (100+ Mbps) memory cards?

If we take a look at SD cards, we've had the UHS-II standard for a few years now which can allow writing at 300+ Mbps. However only a dozen cameras currently support it, with most using UHS-I at most. ...
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What memory card should I get for continuous shooting for my Nikon D850?

I have a question related to memory cards, buffers, and FPS settings. I am in the process of selecting accessories for a Nikon D850 that I am ordering. It allows for both SD cards and XQD memory ...
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How can compute write speed and capacity requirements for memory card?

I have found various online comparisons of write speed for memory cards. How can I figure what limitations a given write speed will impose? For example, in the above linked comparison, the highest ...
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How can I recover erased images on a SanDisk Ultra Plus memory card? [duplicate]

I have a Sandisk UltraPlus 16GB card—used in a Canon Powershot SX30IS—on which nearly every frame has been erased…I don't know how. I do not format. I use the card as storage. I use a card till it'...
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Best memory card for my new Canon camera (700D) [duplicate]

I just bought my first camera (Canon 700D) which got delivered to a friend who I will be visiting next week. The camera came with no memory card, so I need to buy one. I have two questions: I was not ...
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How can I diagnose a (possibly) malfunctioning memory card reader to fix it?

I recently dropped my wife's Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5. There appears to be no damage to it whatsoever...except there seems to be an issue with its SD memory card reader that prevents it from writing ...
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Is a SanDisk Extreme Compact Flash card compatible with a Canon 5D Mark IV?

Is a SanDisk Extreme Compact Flash (CF) card (60 Mb/s) compatible with a Canon 5D Mark IV? If not, what is?
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How do I tell which memory card is better for burst shooting?

These cards are of the same brand, both are type "SD HC", both also have the little 10 in a circle (which if I have understood things correctly is some measurement of the speed of the card). But the ...
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Does a micro SD–to–SD card adapter affect the write speed of micro SD cards?

I am using a micro SD card, with an SD card adapter, in my Canon EOS 550D. I do this so that I can insert the card into my phone to view my photos and videos. While taking videos with my Canon, video ...
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How choose an SD card for a camera. ? There are lots of variants in the market

There are lots of memory cards in the market that can be used for digital cameras. But how do we choose the best one for our camera. Any suggestions?
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What will happen if I use my phone's memory card in a Nikon D5200?

I have a 16GB memory card that I got while purchasing the camera. But I also have an EVO Plus 32GB microSDHC card in my mobile. Is there any issue using this card with an adapter in my camera?
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Canon error message: "Card cannot be accessed. Reinsert/Change the card or format card with camera"

I have a new Canon Rebel T6 and just charged and loaded the battery and then loaded a Lexar 32 GB card. I am getting the following error message: Card cannot be accessed. Reinsert/change the card ...
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Will saving in RAW + JPG provide the same IQ result as saving them both separately?

Storage is cheap nowadays, and carrying a few extra SD-cards aint to heavy. Is there a real downside to this option? Besides filling up more memory and some extended loading times? The question is ...
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Memory card capacities and set up in Nikon D7000

A couple of things I don't understand with regards to the memory cards in my D7000. I have two SanDisk Extreme Pro 8GB cards installed. The manual states that the approximate number of NEF (14-bit ...
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If images are "protected" on a memory card but I accidentally format it, will they be any easier to recover?

I protected (or locked around 10) pictures on my Nikon D750 with the intention of deleting other files off my memory card to continue to use the card. However, instead of doing that, I accidentally ...
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Will a faster SD-card let me take more photos in a row?

I use a Canon 600D with various lenses, and I currently use a memory card with 30mb/s. I always shoot raw and I've recently discovered that, if I shoot 4 - 5 RAW photos in a quick sequence, the camera ...
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Is there a way to write a "foreign" image so a Fujifilm X camera will display it?

I have a paranoia about accidentally formatting SD cards which contain photos I haven't uploaded yet. I try to be careful about it, but since I'm sometimes juggling two or three cards, I still get ...
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Suddenly my camera says "Card cannot be accessed. Reinsert/change the card or format card with camera"

Suddenly my camera says "Card cannot be accessed. Reinsert/change the card or format card with camera". I have canon EOS 600D. Help me
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How do I get my photos off a card with a "card cannot be accessed" error?

Can anyone help me please? I'm about to use my camera, a Canon 600D, but when I switched on my camera I cannot access any of my photos in my camera. It says "card cannot be accessed." I tried to ...
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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 ...