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Beyond the particulars of each specific camera and how they may handle cards formatted on other devices, there are also benefits to regularly formatting flash type memory. Bad sectors are mapped out by the card's controller. Most memory cards have a bit more memory than their listed capacity. When a bad sector is identified, the memory controller will ...


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It depends. As the sentence above was a quote from me, let me elaborate: While cameras are really good at writing images to an SD card, most of them are only so-so when it come to reading a modified SD card. This includes a card that was formatted in computer as well as making sense of temporary or meta files that were written by a computer. Some cameras ...


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I can only strongly recommend not to format the SD card for use in the camera on a Mac or PC. A lot of write failures that I hear from in the Fuji and Sony context (including freezing of the camera itself) have been traced back to SD cards that were not formatted in camera. Telling us, that you ran into a full SD card and are only now creating a backup of ...


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As noted in another answer, all major operating systems (Mac, Windows, and all Linux distributtions) can read, write, and format XFAT -- but it's probably better if you don't format your old cards, whether from computer or in camera. Keep them instead, and buy a new one. Your 64GB SD card will probably cost less than $20 if you don't get it from a camera ...


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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 sector size that the camera prefers. Rather than have to work all this out, especially if you're not even sure what they mean… just let the camera do it instead. ...


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This is normal and expected. It's basically queuing theory. Here's an analogy that might help in visualizing this: If you walk into an empty store (sensor/camera), grab an item (light/data), and get in line (buffer) for the cash register, they'll ring you up right away (write to SD card), and you're on your way. If you walk into a packed supermarket and ...


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