Question about Digital Cameras
My suggestion for this problem is that you try to do a low level format of your SD card, some digital SLR cameras allow this via the menu, but you can also download specific software. I don't know if this is the best but you can try
If by any chance the reader is having problems with black pictures taken with his DSLR and have a relatively new one you can try format your SD Card with FAT32 if it is larger than 2GB. Old cams only support FAT16 but newer ones support FAT32 maybe it helps
Posted on Apr 15, 2008
I formated my sd card and i didn´t know something about difference between formated as FAT 32 or just FAT, and after that my camera wrote "This card can not be used" and as i read this comment by alexross a try it and you can´t to do formating by DOS - i work with Win XP and you can choose type of formating - default format is FAT 32 but you can click on it and there you have as well offer for FAT - try this, i did it and my sd card have no more problem!!! thax a lot to alexross!
Posted on Mar 10, 2008
To reformat the card so the Nikon Coolpix can use it you can use the DOS command 'format' e.g. format g: HOWEVER the default DOS format is FAT32 which the Coolpix will not read. The SD card needs to be formatted in FAT.
Open a DOS command window and type:
Format 'volume' /fs:FAT
Where 'Volume' is the drive letter to be formatted. On my PC this was 'G'. This may be different on your PC. Make sure it isn't an internal drive e.g. C or D!
e.g. format g: /fs:FAT
The card then works OK on the CoolPix
Posted on Dec 18, 2007
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