Ive just bought a new 4gb SDHC memory card for my samsung s830, when i put the card in and turn on the camera the lens comes out but then the camera just dies with a black screen, no lights on!! So i took out the batteries and tried again this time without the memory card, it works!!!
Obviously its something to do with the memory card, ive formatted the card on my laptop, no luck! as far as i am aware the samsung s830 IS SDHC compatible, is it the size of the memory card?? my standard 2gb SD card worked (ive lost this card so i cant try it out now). Maybe the camera cant handle 4gb?? Any help??
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Sorry to tell you Ruth, but your older camera will not work with that brand new 4GB or higher SDHC card that you just bought. Your camera was designed before SDHC format came out. You'll need to use 2GB or less standard SD cards. These are relatively inexpensive these days, and are easily found on Amazon, just in case your local store no longer carries them. For others reading, there are several other possible causes for memory card problems, with troubleshooting steps that may be viewed here.
The problem is that your camera is only compatible with SD cards, not
SDHC cards. You bought a larger card for your older camera, not
noticing that it was SDHC (or not knowing that it mattered). The new
card doesn't work, not because it or the camera is broken, but because
it's not compatible.
Cards up to 2Gb are generally SD.
Cards of 4Gb are generally SDHC.
Cards over 8Gb have to be SDHC.
(There are exceptions. Sometimes, manufacturers make 4Gb SDHC
cards but some have errors; they disable half of the chip and sell it
as 2Gb, but it's still SDHC. 4Gb cards are almost always SDHC because
they're cheaper, but 4Gb SD cards do exist. They are so rare that I've
even seen a guru on this site claim they don't. I did own one once, but
it was very expensive and turned out to be so unreliable that I had to
return it. I don't recommend
looking for one, because of the problems.)
Your solution is to go find a 2Gb card, and be extra sure that it
doesn't say "SDHC" on it.
Unfortunately, you can't. The D53 works with MMC and SD cards. Your 4GB card is actually an SDHC card. While it fits into the slot, it is electronically incompatible and will not work. Since this is a hardware issue, it is not something that can be changed with a firmware update. You need to use cards 2GB and smaller.
Your problem is that you are using an incompatible type of memory card.
Your camera was designed to use SD cards with a maximum capacity of 2GB. It cannot use larger capacity models, and is also incompatible with the later SDHC cards.
SDHC cards are the same shape and will fit your camera, but have differences beneath the skin and so won't work properly in your camera. Without any memory card in place your camera uses internal memory; it's then only by lucky chance that your camera has sufficient SDHC compatibility to allow you to transfer the internal memory image to the SDHC card when you subsequently insert it into your camera.
Your only solutions are to either use an SD card with a maximum capacity of 2GB or to replace the camera with a later model which is fully SDHC compliant.
Your problem is that your camera only takes standard SD cards up to a maximum of 2GB. The card you have bought is likely to be a 4GB SDHC model. SDHC is a later development of SD; SDHC compliant devices can still use older SD cards, but SD-only devices cannot use SDHC. This is a hardware limitation so there is no way at all to use an SDHC card in your camera.
Note that if your 4GB card is definitely an SD and not an SDHC then it's still incompatible with your camera: very few standard SD devices were ever made with the firmware and hardware to handle the different memory addressing architecture used by the larger capacity card. Some cameras did have firmware updates to allow the larger SD card to be used, but yours is not one of them.
Your only fix is to sell your card (or keep it for another device) and to buy a regular SD card no larger than 2GB maximum capacity.
I trust that my reply has answered your question fully, please take a moment to rate my answer.
The NV10 will not accept SDHC type memory cards. The largest card you will find it takes is a 2GB card of the SD type (not SDHC). The camera is not SDHC compliant, unfortunately. If you can return the 4GB Lexar, swap it for a 2GB of the non-SDHC variety. If this answers your question fully, please rate the solution accordingly. Thanks
SDHC memory cards are relatively new, and are sadly compatible with only the newest model cameras. For your model camera, recommend a maximum 2GB standard SD card. Fortunately, these days a 2GB card is very inexpensive.
Do the 4GB Cards say SDHC on them? They should. SDHC is simply "Secure Digital High Capacity". They're high capacity SD cards that hold more than regular cards. In this case, 4GB. The problem with these is that they need to be supported by the device. I've never put an SDHC card into a device that doesn't support them, but it looks like that's what your situation is. The highest memory capacity a non-SDHC compliant device is capable of 2GB. I recommend that you return the 4GB cards and buy 2GB cards instead.