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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 https://support.nikonusa.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/16921/~/approved-memory-...
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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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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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Should I format my Camera's SD-card after every transfer?

I was reading How formatting an SD card is different on Mac than on Windows? and some of the advice in comments and answers seems to suggest that every time after transferring photos to a PC or Mac (...
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How is formatting an SD card different on Mac than on Windows?

I recently ran into a situation where my SD card for my DSLR is full. I had already taken a backup of my photos inside the card and from what I have learned after reading some of the guides online ...
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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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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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How to create labels for SD Cards [closed]

I'm looking for a good way to make labels for SD cards. I'm thinking something involving a label maker so that I can cover up the label with the brand that most SD cards have. However, beyond just ...
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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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Why am I getting a “Card Error” with my Nikon D7200 with multiple cards in both card slots?

I have a Nikon D7200. I've been having this issue since I bought it (close to a year ago) where after taking X pictures (X being anywhere from 10 to 200), I get a "Card Error" and it refuses to take ...
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How long can an SD card last in salt water?

I dropped my camera in the ocean (Don't care about the camera and shame on me). I'm trying to get a scuba diver now. It's been in there for 24 hours, as of this post.
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Can I keep using a corrupted SD card?

So I just came back from a shoot, put my SD card in my card reader and copied the files from the card to my computer. At least I tried to, but after the first image Windows reported an error message ...
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What are these strange folders in my SD card's DCIM folder?

I'm using a Canon 600D for photoshoots and went to back up images of my last few practice sessions. Using a USB SD card reader, the files in the image below made themselves apparent. I'm not sure if ...
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Toshiba FlashAir experiences

Has anybody used a Toshiba FlashAir SD card? Specifically, I'd like to know: 1) Can the card be configured to interact directly with a Mac? Or, put another way, is the card usable without connecting ...
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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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Why is my D7000 showing duplicate images in playback?

I have my D7000 set to use its second SD Card slot to back up and I am shooting in raw (NEF). Every image is shown twice in playback mode, and when the images are imported to Photos (MacOS). This ...
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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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How to stop Canon 5D Mk IV from switching to SD card automatically when CF card is removed?

I have both a CF and an SD card in a 5D Mk IV when shooting. "Record func+card/folder sel." is set to "Standard" and the camera is set to use the CF card. However, whenever I turn off the camera and ...
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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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Trouble deleting videos from Sony camera

I've run into the "unable to display" problem a few times, where I've moved photos from the SD card to my computer. Then when I put the SD card back in the camera, the files are out of sync with the ...
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Why don't consumer interchangeable-lens cameras support two SD cards?

Many of the reasons for Why do some professional cameras have dual memory card slots? seem to apply to consumer interchangeable lens cameras (whether mirrorless or SLRs) as well: If one SD card ...
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Cameras that are actually known bugged regarding in-camera file deletion

A lot of anecdotes abound about SD or CF card filesystems being corrupted after either deleting junk files in-camera, modifying the card contents on a PC and returning it to the camera, or using an on-...
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How to transfer images from Nikon D3300 to external devices? [duplicate]

I would like help with the best method of transferring images (RAW & jpeg) from my Nikon D3300 to an external hard drive and/or to my iPad Pro (2018) when traveling. I used to carry a laptop and ...
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Why does copying to computer from my Nikon D7000 abruptly stop?

I have a Nikon D7000 which I bought recently. Camera captures all the images properly. But when I connect the USB cable and try to copy the images from the camera to my Laptop, it starts normally, but ...
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Is the Fujifilm FinePix XP150 compatible with UHS-I cards?

I want to upgrade the SD card that I use in my camera, but I don't know if the card that I want to buy will work in this model. On Fujifilm Memory Cards: XP Series page http://www.fujifilm.com/...
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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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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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Why is my DSLR 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 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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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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About Card's write protect switch in Canon EOS 70D

In my Canon EOS 70D camera, when I insert the SD memory card, the screen shows Card's write protect switch is set to lock. This is in spite of having pushed the card's lock switch up.. The card works ...
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What can I do when I suddenly cannot view older photos taken with my camera while on vacation?

So I am currently on vacation and taking photos as usual and all of a sudden my camera is not showing my old photos (from the current trip) and when I try to scroll back it just gets stuck on busy. ...
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SD card will not click into place

I think this is a repair job, but thought I'd throw a question anyhow! I have a Panasonic lumix gx80 /85 which is just over a year old. I have not dropped or mistreated it, but now I find that the SD ...
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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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Deleting images from a card - bad practice? [duplicate]

I stumbled across this article today which said: It’s bad practice to delete images from your SD cards since it can lead to corrupted data. Instead, you want to format (or re-format) your cards ...
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Confused about Speeds in SD Card Specs

I'm looking at buying some SD cards and am having some difficulty with the quoted speeds. For example, take this card: It has a V30 video speed class, a C10 speed class, UHS 3 speed class and 95MB/s. ...
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Is it practical to transfer thousands of photos via WiFi? What about 4K video?

Suppose I take 5000 photos a day. I'm willing to buy a computer without SD card reader and USB-A (only type C). I need to know an estimation of how much time it'd take to transfer those 5000 photos ...
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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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Why do different ISO images have different file sizes? [duplicate]

I set the ISO on my Canon 6D to 200: 1081 estimated shots remaining. I set the ISO to "auto": 728 estimated shots remaining. I'm shooting in RAW, if that makes a difference.
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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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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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My pictures will not transfer from my Nikon D3200 to my Macbook. It has done it in the past but does not do it now. Do I need a software up date?

I can not get pictures to transfer from my Nikon D3200 to my Mac Book. It has been done in the past but will not work now. Do I need a software up-date?
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SD card becoming write protected on Nikon D5200

I have a Nikon D5200, I am not able to delete photos on the SD card when it's connected to the computer. It shows, "The memory card is write protected." I had searched on the net and found an article ...
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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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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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Transfer from Compact Flash or SD Card?

I have a 7D MkII. I store on both SD and compact flash, which seem like a good redundancy feature. Thus far I have only been popping out the SD card and plugging it into my MACBOOK to Transfer files....
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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 to update the A-GPS file on Nikon 5300?

I want to update my Nikon 5300's A-GPS file. At http://downloadcenter.nikonimglib.com/en/download/fw/111.html I clicked "Nikon 5300", accepted the license, and pressed "Download", which downloaded a ...
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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 ...