Tip & How-To about Cameras

Digital Camera Memory Cards

There are a few things that people should know about memory cards.
The first is that you should never fill your memory card to as full as you can get it then go to your computer and download it. You should only store about 200 to 400 images per card no matter what the size of the card is.
The second thing is to never format your camera's memory card using your computer, this damages the card and you will have a shorter life span of the card.
It is also recommended that you format the memory card after you are done taking the pictures and download them immediately onto your computer. This keeps your memory card working in tip top shape and will give you longer life out of the card.

Remember that all cards will go bad after awhile, as a professional photographer, I have gone through hundreds of cards, and will go through 100s more before i retire.

Last but to not, buying a 8gb or 16gb card for your camera is really inefficient and you are spending way more money then you need to on a card. Most cameras unless you are using a professional camera that is worth 4000 or more are really the only ones capable of using those cards to there full extent.

Posted by on

Cameras Logo

Related Topics:

Related Questions:

1 Answer

when i press to take photo up comes memory full

digital cameras often have a small amount of internal memory good for a few pictures. Any additional photos will require the use of a memory card. If you are getting the error message, check your settings to save to the memory card (if you have one inserted). Or you may have already filled the memory card and you need a new one.

Jul 07, 2014 | Cameras

1 Answer

i got " memory full,

when you recive any thing it go to mobile memory.change msg setting and set memory card there.then when you recive any thing through bluethooth its goes direct to the memory card.
i dont have nokia mobile other wise i tell you full steps.but i know its creapy problem with all nokia mobiles.

Jun 13, 2011 | Nokia C201 Cell Phone

1 Answer

Im trying to take pictures without the memory card since it says optional however its not working what steps should I take?

Stop trying to do that and get a memory card. Writing to the internal memory is a frustrating experience. It's very small and only allows a few picture before it fills up. Once it's full, you can't use a regular memory card without going through a few steps.

Jan 21, 2011 | Polaroid a300 Digital Camera

1 Answer

hello this great looking camera has been sitting in my draw for a few years and brand new all it ever says is memory full. But, no card in it. I have a stylus 600 and its old soo i wont be able to buy a camera in 2012. help give me some hope i know your only human so be honest and tell me the truth.

It is probably telling you the internal memory is full. To erase it, with no card in the camera, go into the menu and find "format" and follow the on-screen instructions. Then, promise never to use the internal memory again. Get a memory card, do the format thing in your camera with the card inserted and enjoy the camera.

Nov 10, 2010 | Olympus FE-360 Digital Camera

2 Answers

memory card full but its new!!!!

Format the card in the camera to initialize it.

Oct 14, 2009 | Samsung NV3 Digital Camera

Not finding what you are looking for?

107 people viewed this tip

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Cameras Experts


Level 3 Expert

102366 Answers


Level 3 Expert

3287 Answers


Level 3 Expert

76070 Answers

Are you a Camera Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions