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Dimage g500 not saving pictures to memory stick

Everytime I take pictures it saves into the internal memory instead of the memory stick.. Any suggestions? I thought it would be simple by playing with the setup menu - but maybe i over looked something.. please help!!

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Re: Dimage g500 not saving pictures to memory stick

Here is the link to the manual if you need it; page 105 describes how to set the memory priority between the stick and the camera. If this doesn't help then try formatting the stick (page 99) If still no joy then I suspect the memory stick is faulty - see if you can borrow one and try it. Hope this helps - please post again if not :)

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