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Memory card full

After taking just a few photos on a new and correctly-formatted SD memory card I get the message "Memory Card Full". How can I fix this?

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Did you format the card with your computer, or with your camera? Very often, if you use your computer, the format it uses will not work properly with the camera. Always use the camera to format the card. If that doesn't help the problem, make sure your card is large enough for the bitdepth you have selected. If you're taking RAW images at 14 Mp, it will use up a lot of space for each photo. Cameras with that high of a pixel count usually marry well with a 32 GB card. Anything smaller than a 16 GB card will frustrate you unless you switch the camera to a lower resolution and/or compression (JPEG/JPG files).

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