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Secure Digital (SD) memory cards

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How can I recover deleted photos from an SD Card?

My technophobe mother returned from a European trip to discover she'd erased all but 15 images from a nearly full 2GB card. As I am the computer guy in the family, she posted the card to me and asked ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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How to view/erase images from both CF and SD cards on Canon EOS 5D mk3?

I've been trying to setup my Canon EOS 5D mk3 to shoot in "backup mode". I have two cards: 32GB CF 8GB SD I've set it like the following: SET UP1 menu ------------ Record func.: Rec. ...
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New SD XC card, works fine in T5i, Windows is prompting to format

I used my new SDXC (64GB) card in my camera Canon T5i camera and took lot of photos (around 1000). For coping to laptop I removed the card from camera and inserted to my laptop SD card slot. Its ...
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Is a micro-SD card to SD adapter to CF adapter a reliable alternative to a CF card?

I need more memory than my current CF card can hold. I also have some adapters lying around. Would it be wise to start using a microSD card in an SD adapter in a CF adapter for event photography? ...
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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 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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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 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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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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What is more intensive for the SDHC card- hd movie recording or shooting burst mode in RAW?

I am looking to get a second SD card to fill both slots in my d7000. The card I have now is a remnant from my canon point and shoot that I am using in my d7000 now. I have yet to try movie mode. And ...
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How to recover raw files from formatted SD card?

I know there is an answer that covers recovering photos from sd card and plenty of links online but I need one that can cover RAW files (specifically sony raw files in my case. arw). Is there one that ...
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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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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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Are these blotches of wrong color caused by a corrupt SD card?

My old camera was taking images that had blotches of the wrong colors when zoomed in, and I take a lot of macro pictures. I bought a new camera and put my old sd card into it and now it's doing the ...
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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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Can I get faster and cheaper results by buying the Sandisk Extreme, not the newer Pro?

I have the relatively new Nikon D3100. But as far as I can tell, it doesn't support the new UHS-1 transfer standard that the ($75/16GB) Sandisk Extreme Pro uses to get its 45MB/s rate. In fact, I've ...
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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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Choosing the size of SD card for a Canon 550D?

Recently I bought a Canon EOS 550D (T2i), and I need to buy an SD card of speed class 10. What size should I get? Is there some limit in terms of camera support? Should I go for 8, 16, 32, 64GB, or ...
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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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Should I use a SD to CF adapter in my older camera?

I've finally upgraded to digital, with the Canon EOS 5D (Mk. I). I'm debating the advantage of using an SD-CF adapter vs regular CF cards. The primary advantage of the former is that it avoids ...
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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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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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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 ...