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New 164GB SD card when put in to either of my 2 cameras a message reinsert card appears on screen. No further operation can be done until card is removed. Can this problem be fixed?

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  • ausyjohn Apr 01, 2015

    4GB @32GB cards both work ok in both cameras.

  • Harrie Apr 04, 2015

    Up to 32 GB is SDHC. Above that, you come in the SDXC range. Although there is almost nothing between 32 and 64. Your camera also is compatible with the SDHC norm.

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The 64 GB cards are not SD cards. They are SDXC cards and need a different interface. The card lloks the same, but the electronics is different. Your camera or any device you are using should be SDXC compatible.
On this page, scroll down half a page and look how the compatibility works for SD, SDHC and SDXC.
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