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SD Card speed degrading and doesn't work on one of my cameras: can I do something?

Yes, there's something you can do. Stop using the card and replace it. Even reputable, high-quality cards have failures. And every such device has a limited lifespan. Don't risk it. You may do ...
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How to recover footage from a bent SD card?

Send it to a data-recovery company. If you're lucky, the only damage is to the internal wiring of the card. A data-recovery company will be able to open up the card, pull out the memory chips, and ...
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How is formatting an SD card different on Mac than on Windows?

Why not save all the confusion and just format it in the camera? Both Mac and Windows can read, write and format exFAT, but you need to make sure you are using MBR rather than GUID and the correct ...
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How to recover footage from a bent SD card?

Since this is a full sized SD card, it is possible there is a MicroSD card inside the bigger package. If the inner card is not damaged, it may be extracted and read with suitable adapter. Like on ...
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What would constitute a need for a high bit rate capture?

Both of those are video concerns, and have no real impact on still photography at all. A faster card may allow you to shoot more pictures more quickly, or to shoot longer in high-FPS burst mode (...
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SD Card speed degrading and doesn't work on one of my cameras: can I do something?

Is there something I can do to solve this situation ? Get another card.
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How to recover footage from a bent SD card?

I think scottbb's answer is probably correct - but there's one other possibility that's worth checking, which might give similar symptoms. I have an SD card that wasn't being recognised by some ...
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What can I do when I suddenly cannot view older photos taken with my camera while on vacation?

The card has probably developed an error. Flash cards (including SD cards) have a limited number of writes, and, while the expected number is large, sometimes failures happen early. Or it could simply ...
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SD Card speed degrading and doesn't work on one of my cameras: can I do something?

Good (not super) quality 64GB cards are around 10 to 14 "generic bucks" (US Dollars, Euros, UKP). "Good quality" defined as "built as designed by a reputable brand, no reason to expect b grade product ...
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What would constitute a need for a high bit rate capture?

The answer to pretty much all your questions is one word: video. Exact details of bit rates, video formats and whatever else are off-topic on this site which is about still photography so I won't go ...
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Should I use a SD to CF adapter in my older camera?

The primary advantage of the former is that it avoids necessitating the purchase of a CF-USB adapter to upload photos to my computer (and from thence to my hardrive). If this is your main reason then ...
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How many SDHC card insertions/ejections does an average camera slot withstand?

Note: the links in the list below are likely to go stale, as manufacturers and distributors often change their numbering/indexing; and as parts go out of production. Not knowing which manufacturer(s) ...
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Does a micro SD–to–SD card adapter affect the write speed of micro SD cards?

Micro SD to SD adaptors are just passive wiring adaptors. So they should not have any impact on speed.
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How to recover footage from a bent SD card?

If you want to get an idea of the probability and cost to recover your data, open up the card enclosure to see what's inside. It should look similar to this: Typically, you have a flash controller ...
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Is it better, for durability, to remove card+battery or to connect to charger via USB-C?

Not a definitive answer, but I'm a fan of using the USB connection first. My thinking is that if the USB port suffers mechanical failure, you'll still be able to charge and export files externally, ...
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How long can an SD card last in salt water?

Thanks to everyone who responded. I hired a scuba diver and he found the camera (almost one week to the day in 20' of water). He rinsed the SD card for me before I picked it up. Put SD card I my ...
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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?

but I'd rather import them properly, rather than copy them, to retain the quality. I don't know the answer to the Windows part of this question, but there's a fundamental worry you have here that I ...
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I took one picture and my camera says memory full. Why does it say that?

This camera requires an SD Card. You need to purchase a Secure Digital Memeory card and install this in the Camera. It may already have one installed. The SD card is the device that records and ...
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How to update the A-GPS file on Nikon 5300?

It looks like the problem was that you created the NIKON folder inside the DCIM folder, rather than at the root of SD card's ...
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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?

Is it possible that someone might find it? Of course it's possible. Who knows how likely it is, though. If it was flushed or otherwise went down the drain of a domestic water system, it will end up ...
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What SD card should I buy?

First off, welcome to the club! Let me get to my answer and than I'll back up my belief on why. What SD card to buy? The card with the largest amount of MB's per second (MB/s). The "read and ...
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SD Card Format Speed Between Brands

Your cards are not in the same speed category. The Lexar 1000x belongs to the UHS-II category while the Sandisk Extreme Plus belongs to UHS-I (UHS = Ultra High Speed, more information about class/...
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What are these strange folders in my SD card's DCIM folder?

Looks like a corrupt SD card to me. Whether or not a format will fix it I can't tell, but from my experience it's a good practice to format the memory card in camera, preferably before each shoot.
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Is it practical to transfer thousands of photos via WiFi? What about 4K video?

If your problem is that your computer has only USB-C ports, just get a USB-C to USB adapter or hub. Transferring 5000 photos via WiFi from any camera capable of recording 4K video will not be ...
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SD Card speed degrading and doesn't work on one of my cameras: can I do something?

Backup your data now. What capacity out of the 64GB has already been written? Maybe you bought a fake one and the real capacity has been reached, so you get sudden failure. These fakes often appear ...
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Canon 70D max supported SD card size

I just took a very quick look at the online manual, and right there on page 3, it says: Compatible Cards The camera can use the following cards regardless of capacity: SD memory cards SDHC memory ...
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Can I damage my camera by using an SD card that has Adobe Premiere projects saved on it?

Unexpected files on a memory card will of course not harm a camera. What harm could they do? Cameras write files in a predefined structure – see for example Design rule for Camera File system – but ...
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What is the maximum size SD card supported by the Canon IXUS 50?

According to this site the maximum size of cards for this camera is 2GB. So you should stay with this size. And I do not think there is option to use bigger SD cards. And the best way to format the ...
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Should I use a SD to CF adapter in my older camera?

The biggest issue with using an SD to CF card adapter is that most of them aren't that reliable. So even if you have a fairly high quality SD card in it, if the adapter causes issues while you are in ...
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SD card becoming write protected on Nikon D5200

Check the side of the SD card. There's a write protect switch that may have been moved to the 'lock' position.
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