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My camera freezes

I have a pentax optio 33lf and have just bought a sandisk 2gb sd card for it. anyway when i first put it in the camera it takes a couple of shots and then thats it, when i next turn the camera on the lens comes and nothing else happens.

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This camera supports only 512 mb sd card. If you use any bigger, it freezes. Tried with 1 gb and 2 gb and freezes, while 512 is just fine for the size of the pics of this baby.

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Are you sure your card is an SD card and not an SDHC card? The 33LF works with SD cards, 2GB or smaller. It will not work with higher-capacity SDHC cards.

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My 33LF had the same problem with a 1gb Memory Card. I have replaced it with a 512mb card and it seems to be working perfectly. I was told that the capacity of the 1gb card exceeds the capacity of the camera.

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here is a list of compatable memory cards
http://www.4allmemory.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=search.memorySearch&model_id=42425
.. any SD or MMC card should work up to 4 gb ... so your 2gb should be ok .. i suspect that it may be damaged .. you can try formatting it in a USB card reader if you have one on your computer .. some laptops have the SD slot built in .. there was some compatability issues with memory cards for older cameras but there shouldnt be any with such a new machine .. make sure the contacts are clean and the "protect" switch (if any) is in the unprotected mode .. when you format the card it may take several minutes so give it time .. if you are going to take movies then its better to use a "high speed" SD card .. like the 133x mentioned in the above URL .. slow memory may cause missed frames or 15 fps instead of 30 fps record rates.. .
the specs on your camera do show SD and MMC compatability .but they dont show any brand preference .. .

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