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SDHC Cards Hiya, do you know if it is possible to get a firmware upgrade for the camera to take sdhc cards? Thanks Ben

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Re: SDHC Cards

Sorry, what you ask is impossible. SDHC compliant devices contain different hardware and no amount of firmware can overcome that limitation.

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I have a Kodak Easy Share DX 4530 and I need to use a PNY Premium 2GB SD card. However when I attempt to use it I get a "needs formatting" message. When I attempt to do that by camera it repeats the

Your camera only can work with SD cards. Before the SDHC cards there were even 4Gbyte SD cards around on matter if the device could use all 4 or only 2.
Now even the 1 Gb cards are SDHC.
Your camera is not compatible with those.
The links down here, are to the manual and on page 93 you can see they only speak of SD and MMC cards.
The second link is for support. I can't guarantee you can find new firmware for your camera, but if they have, it could be possible the new firmware makes it possible to use SDHC cards. Don't hope too much and when you want to upgrade, read everything careful because one mistake could make the camera worthless.
So check for SD cards. NO SDHC cards please.

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Jan 16, 2015 | Kodak Digital Cameras

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Zoom digital camera z650

A Fuji Finepix 2650 camera can't hold SD cards. It is made for xD picture cards only. I know there are adapters for xD camera's where you can put in a CD micro chip, but still Fuji won't give any guaranty this will work. And knowing the age go your camera, in such a adapter only SD micro cards would work and not the SDHC or SDXC micro cards.
If you do have a Kodak Z650 camera, your camera only can handle MMC and SD cards. If you bought a SDHC or a SDXC card it won't work. When there cards came out, some camera's could be upgraded with a new firmware, so they could handle the SDHC cards, but I can't find any firmware update for your camera.
There are some SD cards that go as high as 4 Gbyte, but most cards you now can buy from 2 Gbyte and up are SDHC.
Physical the cards look the same, but the addressing is different.

Jan 23, 2014 | Fuji FinePix 2650 Digital Camera

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Transcend 8gb poswert

Although the Canon Powershot A630 is a great camera, it has an age.
It is made for SD cards and since the A630 saw the world there were several changes with SD cards. The cards grew in size and till 4Gbyte they were called SD card. Nowedays you only can get few 4GByte cards called SD. Soon after the 4Gbyte mark was reached they started to make SDHC cards. that is why most 4Gbyte cards now are also SDHC. Till they reached 32 GByte not much changed, only speed was becoming better. After the 32 GByte the SDXC cards came.

For every step up, the equipment that used SD cards had to be changed. The newer apparatus can use old SD or "lesser" SD cards. The old apparatus only are capable of using SDHC card if a software upgrade is done. But only apparatus close to the introduction of a new card could be upgraded with new firmware. So if Canon never offered an upgrade, you only can use normal SD cards and no SDHC cards. Your Trancend 8Gb card is definitely a SDHC card.
If you want a "Big" card for your Canon, try to buy a Platinum 4GB SD card.Please take care the advert does not say SDHC or SDXC

Oct 28, 2013 | Canon PowerShot A630 Digital Camera

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Is there a firmware update or any update that will allow me to use a 16gb SDHC card in my Samsung Digimax V800. If there is how do I install it

No. The differences between SD and SDHC goes beyond what firmware can change. It's possible to design a device to use both SD and SDHC cards, but a device that was only designed for SD cards cannot use SDHC cards without hardware changes.

May 29, 2011 | Samsung Digimax V800 Digital Camera

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Is there a firmware upgrade available to allow SDHC cards to be used in the Optio 50?

No. There are hardware difference between the SD and SDHC specs that cannot be overcome by firmware changes. While SD cards will work in SDHC devices, there is nothing that can be done to make SDHC cards work in SD devices.

I know that wasn't the answer you wanted to see, but there it is.

Aug 09, 2010 | Pentax Optio 50 Digital Camera

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Is there a software upgrade so i can use a 4gb sdhc card

Upgrading from SD to SDHC is not a matter of firmware; it requires different hardware. No amount of firmware updates can allow an SD device to use SDHC cards.

Feb 16, 2010 | Polaroid iZone 300 Digital Camera

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Why won't my S2 IS camera allow an 8gb sd card to work, even though it allows the card to enter and fit the slot.

The S2 uses SD cards. Cards bigger than 2GB are actually SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity) cards. They have the same form factor so that SD cards will continue to work in SDHC devices, but there are hardware differences that keep SDHC cards from working in SD devices. Since this is in the hardware, this state cannot be altered by a firmware upgrade.

You'll have to stick with cards 2GB and smaller for this camera.

Jan 22, 2010 | Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera

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What Memory Cards will work?


Unfortunately, the Pentax K100D is not SDHC compatible, which means that the camera can be equipped with a maximum memory capacity of 2GB.

It is also advisable to choose a fast version of the Secure Digital memory card, such as Ultra II or Extreme III by SanDisk. I would recommend using a memory card of at least 512MB, or even 1GB if you can.

Hope this info helps

Dec 03, 2009 | Pentax K100D Digital Camera

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No. The differences between SD and SDHC goes beyond what firmware can change. It's possible to design a device to use both SD and SDHC cards, but a device that was only designed for SD cards cannot use SDHC cards without hardware changes.

Feb 05, 2009 | Samsung Digimax V800 Digital Camera

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Sandisk memory card

Has this card EVER worked with your camera? Since you didn't mention the model number of the Canon, it's possible that you have a compatiblity issue here. Most 4GB SD cards these days are actually SDHC cards, which store memory differently (in sectors, like a hard disc drive, rather than bytes, like your main memory). All SDHC compatible cameras also support SD cards, but cameras sold before the SDHC standard was created will not support SDHC memory cards.

There's a chance that Canon has a firmware upgrade to solve this. You would have to look on the Canon USA web site for this, based on the model number of your camera.

Jan 20, 2008 | Digital Cameras

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