I've attempted to upgrade from the original xd Picture Card 16MB to a SanDisk Ultra II 15 MB/s 4GB media/memory card. When the CF-II is in the camera alone, it says "Can Not Initialize". When I try to use any of the buttons like Menu/OK and arrows, nothing happens. When I put the old card in, it recognizes it but not the new card. I do not have a slot on my computer at home for either card. I hook the camera up to the computer via USB port to download pictures. Is this new 4GB card unuseable in my camera? Is there another way to initialize the card?
Will my San Disk 4Gb memory card work with this camera?
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The camera uses FAT16 so it won't be able to use cards bigger than 2GB. IF you can format it, you will only have 2GB space available.
Formatting the card: Press Menu/OK, select Setup, Select Format, press OK untill it's done.
The S7000 cannot handle cards larger than 2GB.
If you need 4GB you can also fit a 2GB type 2 compact flash card which is the american standard.
For europe you will get a type 1 card this will also fit it is just slightly thinner.
The xD-Picture Card (xD stands for "extreme digital.") is a flash memory card format developed and introduced to the market in July 2002 by Olympus and Fujifilm, and manufactured by the Toshiba Corporation. xD cards are in Olympus and Fujifilm digital cameras, and are available in a range of sizes, from 16 MB to 2 GB currently. A higher-performance xD card known as Type M came out in 2005, and uses Multi Level Cell (MLC) architecture.
An xD card is 20mm x 25mm x 1.78mm and weighs about 2.8 g, making it significantly smaller than the nearly matchbook-sized CF card and about half the size of the SD/MMC card. As far as size goes, it is much closer to miniSD or RS-MMC. The manufacturer listed write speeds for xD-Picture Cards are: for the 16 MB and 32 MB card, 1.3 MB/s and for the 64MB and higher cards, 3 MB/s. Both offer a minimum read speed of 5 MB/s. The xD Type M cards have a faster standard rate of 4.0MB/s for reading and 2.5MB/s for writing.
Anything up to 2gb will work with your camera, either the type M or the type M+ will be fine.
It's only £17, so seems a worthwhile investment. However, it may not be compatible with panorama shots. If you intend to use these, I'd stick with a 64Mb version. - Or carry two, as they don't exactly take up room.
> The Panasonic 256MB SD card is twice as fast as the cheap SanDisk
> 256MB I bought from Costco for $65. Saving the 5-shot burst at
> 4MP, the Panasonic card takes only 2-3 seconds to save, whereas the
> SanDisk card takes 5-6 seconds. Although the SanDisk works just
> fine in video mode - I was able to fill the card with video. The
> extra speed is also very noticeable on the Panasonic SD through my
> 8-in-1 SanDisk USB2 reader on WinXP copying the files to my hard
> Has anyone tried SanDisk's "ultra" or other performance versions?
> Any reason why the Panasonic is so much faster?
the panasonic SD is rated at 10Mb/sec. ditto for the Sandisk Ultra II. I've got both versions of the Sandisk. the regular Sandisk is only rated at 2 Mb/sec which explains the slow save speed. the Sandisk Ultra II is much faster compared to the regular Sandisk.
Quality Mode Resolution 14MB Internal Memory 16MB xD-Picture Card 512MB xD-Picture Card
SHQ 2288 x 1712 4 images 5 images 178 images
HQ 2288 x 1712 14 images 16 images 523 images
SQ1 1600 x 1200 27 images 32 images 1030 images
SQ2 640 x 480 144 images 165 images 5324 images
Storable movie length and resolution (approximate figures). The number of movies saved is based upon the storage capacity of the xD-Picture Card and length of each movie. Quality Mode Resolution 14MB Internal Memory 16MB xD-Picture Card 512MB xD-Picture Card
HQ 320 x 240
30 fps movie 20 sec. max movie 24 sec. max movie 12 min. 54 sec. movie
SQ 320 x 240
15 fps movie 41 sec. max movie 48 sec. max movie 25 min. 48 sec. movie
Quality Mode Pixel Resolution 16MB xD-Picture Card 512MB xD-Picture Card
HQ 320 x 240 15 fps movie 15 sec. max per movie 480 sec. max per movie
SQ 160 x 120 15 fps movie 60 sec. max per movie 1920 sec. max per movie