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CF 4GB out of memory!

No matter how I format the CF card, the camera nags it's out of memory! Can it use 4GB cards?

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Yes..its most likely an issue with the card. Try a different card if you have one, and see if this resolves the issue.

Posted on Sep 28, 2008

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