Tip & How-To about Columbus V-990 GPS Data Logger microSD Slot Voice Recording 66 ch. MTK

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Don't bother with anything over 2GB even with prices dropping for media cards. Maximum capacity is 2GB. Be sure to format as Fat16 also. Even with the size "limitation" this will record an immense amount of values as the result files are relatively small.

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powershot a 400. brand new chip. can not take picture?


You don't state which memory card you have installed.

But if you have installed one which is SDHC rather than SD you'll get that problem as your camera is only compatible with SD cards up to an absolute maximum of 2G. Even then, it can be unreliable with 2GB cards and so in practice 1GB is the recommended maximum. As the camera is only a 3MP model, 1GB is more than enough even at the maximum image quality settings.

Note that this is a hardware restriction. There is no way to update your camera to accept 4GB SD cards (maximum SD capacity, very few were ever made), and also no way to adapt it to accept SDHC cards (which start from 4GB and go upwards).

Jul 16, 2011 | Canon PowerShot A400 Digital Camera

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new battery new sdhc 4 gb card. asking to format. When I go to set up menu, then format, it will not acept card. ??????


Your camera will accept a maximum SD card capacity of 2GB. It simply isn't capable of handling anything of a larger capacity and in particular is incompatible with the more technically advanced SDHC cards.

Your fix is to either replace your camera with a later model or to stick to using SD cards with a maximum 2GB capacity.

Sep 25, 2010 | Kodak EasyShare Z740 Digital Camera

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The camera accepts a memory card of 256 MB but rejects a new memory card of 4 GB, initially I thought it was a card problem so exchanged the card for a new one of the same capacity but still the same problem - could it be that the camera is not capable of working with a high capacity card.


Your camera can only use standard SD cards up to 2GB capacity, and even then they must be formatted to FAT16 and not the usual FAT32 used on most pcs these days. Standard SD cards actually go up to 4GB and your camera would accept those with a suitable firmware update but Panasonic never released one and they certainly no longer support the FX8.

Most 4GB SD cards are actually SDHC cards, and your camera cannot handle these as it lacks the internal hardware to do so.

You'll need to stick to a standard SD card of 2GB maximum capacity: don't worry about the FAT16/FAT32 thing as your camera will correctly format the card when you first use it. Carrying 2 x 2GB cards is more reliable than carrying 1 x 4GB card anyway as you always have a spare if one of them fails.

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Oct 02, 2009 | Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX8 Digital Camera

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Nikon coolpix 2100- out of memory- After installing 4gb CF card


4GB requires FAT32. Camera firmware only supports FAT16. 4GB won't work because FAT16 has a 2GB maximum size limitation. 1GB CF card is Nikon's "approved" maximum for this camera.

Catch: 22 1GB -and lesser capacity- CF cards are no longer manufacturered or generally available in 2010. When the current CF card dies, the still working camera also becomes throwaway unless you can source a CF card 1GB or under. 2GB may work, but with 'issues' per caution below.

CAUTION: Anecdotal evidence suggests the final release -& current- firmware for cameras of this generation is also encumbered by with a maximum picture number limitation of 999, realistic at the time of original manufacture when 256MB was a the largest capacity CF card but completely nonsensical now.

Summary: This is my first NIkon Digital camera and also my last.

Apart from the noteriety of the ubiquitous broken Nikon plastic battery latch, a major design flaw Nikon refuse to acknowledge or accept liability to rectify -since self-repaired better than OEM, Nikon policy on firmware support is complete abandonment of product within an unacceptably short service window. ie: a deliberate poilicy of enforced obsolescence.

Suggested Problem Remedy: Do buy a new camera supporting SD Cards of current capacities. Don't buy anything branded Nikon.

May 24, 2009 | Nikon Coolpix 2100 Digital Camera

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cant get sdhc card to format with kodak eashshare cx7430


Your camera has no support for SDHC, only SD - this in essence means you can put a maximum of 2gb card.

Good luck.

Apr 19, 2009 | Kodak EasyShare CX7430 Digital Camera

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