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Is a new M2gb xD card compatable with a Olympus C5050?

I've been running a 1gb mini-drive in my C5050, but decided to purchase a M2gb xD card to gain more capacity. The card works on my reader and is formatted for FAT, but it is not reconized in the camera. The screen on my camera wants to format, but then does not see the card when I say yes. Have I exceeded the abilities of this camera to read and use a card of this size?

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  • diverigor Mar 03, 2009

    In regards to your offered "solution", I cannot understand why an Olympus reader can read the card fine and the camera cannot see the card at all. It just does not make any sense. I can try another card, but that will entail mailing this card back and waiting for another taking several weeks in the process. Are there any other "solutions"?

  • diverigor Mar 03, 2009

    Still looking for a reasonable answer.

  • diverigor Mar 04, 2009

    I've done that. FAT is what the camera uses and I do not own a MAC. Any other suggestions or ideas?

  • diverigor Mar 04, 2009

    I guess that is what it boils down to. Does the camera support the 2 gig chip or not? Does anyone know this definitively?

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Yes I know that it will not support a card of this size. Also, the latest firmware upgrade does nothing to help that either. Sorry, It's not what you wanted to hear, but better the truth right?

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You will definitely have issues trying to use the bigger cards on this device based on when it was made. I would just go with having multiple 1gb cards. If you still need further assistance let me know. Please take a moment to rate my solution accordingly.
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Yes, that's what it boils down to. Your camera does not support that size card.

Here is your manual: C-5050 Zoom Manual

Check out pages 25 and 225 for specs.

Sorry it's not better news.

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Memory : xD-Picture Card (16 – 128MB) SmartMedia (4MB, 8MB, 16MB, 32MB, 64MB, 128MB) *1 Compact Flash, Microdrive *2 *1 2MB and 5V SmartMedia cannot be used. *2 340MB Microdrive cannot be used.
Those are supported by your camera.  Anything higher than that is not guaranteed to be compatible.  If the card works on your card reader but not in your camera, the problem is not a bad memory card.  The problem is that the camera can not format the card because its capacity is higher than what the camera can support.  Please be aware that I have seen Olympus cameras that can only use the Olympus brand memory or memory that says Olympus on it.  The specs above were taken from the Olympus website.  As I said before, those cards are guaranteed compatable.  Bigger size ones may work, but are not tested by Olympus, so they can not guarantedd compatability.

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The Olimpus Reader can read card that have a format that is not compatible with the camera.
That is because the card reader is just an interface to access the card, using the card reader who really reads the card is the computer operative system.

For example if you format a card using NTFS, then Windows will still read it using the olimpus card reader, but the camera wont recognise it.

Try formatting the card inside the camera, that should work.

If after formatting from camera menu the camera still does not read the card, then test the camera with a different SD card, a defective card can still be read on the card reader but not on camera.

If the camera has problem with different SD cards, and not only this one, then only in that case you call Olimpus, otherwise the problem is the card or the card formatting.

Posted on Mar 03, 2009

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    Ginko Mar 04, 2009

    Many sellers say that the camera works with 2GB, many users, and also the manufacturer say that this camera does not support 2GB.

    Conclusion: The sellers are wrong, and the camera cannot accept two GB memory card.


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The card you are using is not supported by the particular camera you have from what you are saying. Which would be why Olympus could find it but the camera could not. Make sure that the card has FAT support and if you go to get another to try make sure it is compatible both with FAT and your particular brand of camera.

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I would just format the card using a pc (not a mac). in the camera's manual see what format it reads, fat or ntsf ect..and use that format.


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    lotfi bouakaz Mar 04, 2009

    no doesnt support 2Gigs, 1 GIG max

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The camera should have no issues reading a 2 gigabyte card, but in my experience, using adapter devices such as SD readers and such to force the camera to read a different drive is really a hit-and-miss operation. It could just be that you need to buy another of the same type of card for the camera to be able to read it. Try bringing the xD card back for a refund, and using the money to buy another of the same type of card that came with the camera. A 2 gig version of the same card should work just fine.

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Compair it to the other card is the other card formatted as Fat?

if yes then most likely its not supported by the camera. try a diffrent brand of card in the shop if they let you

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  • Ekse Mar 02, 2009

    this camera supports Supports various removable media: SmartMedia,xd-picture card, CompactFlash type I or II, and 512MB/1GB IBM Microdrives.



    this is what I got from the user manual



    Memory : xD-Picture Card (16 – 128MB)
    SmartMedia (4MB, 8MB, 16MB, 32MB, 64MB,
    128MB)
    *1
    Compact Flash, Microdrive
    *2
    *1 2MB and 5V SmartMedia cannot be used.
    *2 340MB Microdrive cannot be used



    I'm not completely sure but it would seem 1GB is max supported if 2GB cards don't work then thats it.



    Thanks,

    Ekse

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