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Secure Digital (SD) memory cards

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SD Card disapears after a while

I have the Problem, that my SD card disappears when I use my Nikon for a while. This means that it suddenly show me a [-E-] instead of the Number of remaining Photos to make. I don't know if it is a ...
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Nikon d5100 memory card capacity for NEF+JPEG(fine)

I just bought my first dslr (Nikon D5100) and I'm looking for an sd card to go with it. I would rather have just one card so I thought about 64GB SanDisk Extreme (45MB/s), however I don't know if I ...
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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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The Optimal SD Card for the Nikon D7000

In my quest for new equipment I have now reached SD cards. Now I know the Nikon D7000 supports UHS-1 (1) , but what is the performance gain? How many MB/sec does it support? I don't want to buy a ...
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Canon 60d is not recording photos to my sd card

My Canon 60d is not recording photos to my sd card.There is 1 CTG file that doesn't open. I formatted the SD card. I have tried to shoot in RAW and JPEG.Help me! Help Me please!
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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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Can I delete photos on my Lumix from my computer?

Just got a Lumix DMC-S5 and I am happy with the camera. I have some software that I use for a couple of other Sony cameras which automatically downloads all photos and deletes them from the card. 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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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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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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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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SD Card Format Speed Between Brands

Context So I have 2 SDXC cards of identical storage space by Lexar (Lexar 1000X) and Sandisk (Sandisk Extreme Plus). They have a small variance in terms of storage space <~1%. Functionally, they ...
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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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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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Can I use a SanDisk 64GB microSDHC Extreme Plus Memory on a Canon 70D DSLR?

I bought this SD card at Walmart mistaking it for the SanDisk Extreme Pro , the one sd card everyone uses on the Canon 70D, and well, I'm wondering if its campitable with the camera?
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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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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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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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What to do when my camera says "Card cannot be accessed" occasionally — even with different SD cards?

Recently I've been getting the "Card cannot be accessed" error on my 2 months old Canon 1300D (Rebel T6). The thing is, it only happens after I already snap a few photos, or after using the camera ...
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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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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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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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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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Missing photos from Micro SDXC card Nikon D600

I have an A-DATA micro SDXC 64 GB card with a claim of 95MB/s and I'm using it with my Nikon D600. I have used it one night and all is well. Last night I used it for night photography - without any ...
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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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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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Possible corrupted files won't open in PS or LR - need to fix them

I have a problem just like the post with the link below (I'm having trouble loading any of mine). The way they look in LR is how it looks on the post below. They look perfect in Preview mode and ...
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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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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 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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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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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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Canon 70D max supported SD card size

I've just went through the Canon 70D manual and couldn't find any reference regarding the supported SD card sizes. Is there a max supported size limit for the 70D? I want to purchase a 256GB card and ...
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I took one picture and my camera says memory full. Why does it say that?

I just bought a Digital Camera 2.7k Ultra H. I took one picture and says that memory is full. I also set the date and time and nothing saves. I read the Users Manual twice and don't have a clue whats ...
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My micro sd card was broken into two pieces and got flushed, is there any chance it can get recovered by someone?

My micro sd card was broken into two halves and then fell into the water. Is it possible that someone may find it and get the data which is personal to me?
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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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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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What SD card should I buy?

I'm going to get a new camera at the end of the month, and since I'm new at all of this, I was wondering how to find what SD card fits the camera, and how to decide which to buy.
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Is it possible to change the SD storage path on my Canon XSi Rebel 450D?

Is it possible to change the storage path for a Canon XSi Rebel 450D? The reason for this is I recently purchased a Camera Connection Kit (CCK) for my iPad. It would well with 2 of my cameras, but ...
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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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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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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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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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Why does my refurbished Nikon S3100 reject a new SD card with "this card cannot be used"?

New refurbished Nikon S3100 with new SD card shows error code ("this card cannot be used".) It is the correct card, also. Any ideas?
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Will I benefit from using very fast (> 30 MB/s) SD cards in a non-UHS enabled camera?

Will I benefit from using a very fast SD card, such as this SanDisk Extreme Pro card, in my non-UHS enabled camera (a Pentax K-5)? I do not have any devices that can take advantage of UHS speeds. ...
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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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How can I fix the broken prongs on my Eye-Fi SD card?

I have a Eye-Fi Pro X2 SD card that I got a couple years ago. I usually use Wi-Fi to transfer photos to my Mac (router connection not direct), but I was on vacation so I put the card into my Mac's SD ...
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How to restore a backup from a photoshop.com account (possibly with Lightroom)?

I have almost lost some important pics due to a faulty SD card in my wife's phone. She has fixed it by installing (on her phone drive, not on the SD card!) a photoshop express app which was able to ...
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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 ...