Question about Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3 Digital Camera
Help! I took some precious pics and I cannot retrieve them because of this error.
I tried to use my card reader but it was not compatible with the SDHC card.
Do you think my pics were deleted somehow? What do you suggest I do?
I just bought a new camera - Panasonic Lumix DMC - TZ3 and separately bought a 4GB SDHC memory card. When I put the card into the camera it says Memory Card Error; Memory Card Parameter Error.
Is there anything I can do? Or is this a dodgy card? I haven't taken any photos yet.
I recently bought a DMC-TZ3 and have been researching memory cards. Several sites sell cards with the camera and list the card type. I would suggest buying one of these cards. Any cards larger than 2gb must be SDHC type SD cards. There appear to different types of SDHC cards, 1.0, 1.1 and 2.0. Check out Wikipedia.org for a description. 2.0 cards are not compatable for devices developed prior to 2.0 so that may be the reason for the camera problem. So far I haven't seen anything that states what type SDHC card the camera requires. I found a computer memory site that that sells memory that they say will work. There may be others.
Posted on Dec 27, 2007
If you are getting "Memory card Parameter error" than you may not be able to access data stored on the card. In this situation reformatting memory card will resolve the error but reformatting may lead to loss of important data from the card. In this situation you need for Memory card recovery software to get back lost data.
For more info : http://www.memorycard-recovery.net/
Posted on Jan 02, 2013
I recently purchased a SanDisk 4GB SD card which panasonic camcorder NV-GS 35 does not recognise and after formatting still comes up with Card Error. PC does not recognise it either.
Posted on Oct 12, 2009
The TZ1 cannot handle SDHC (cards greater than 2Gig), SD only. But the TZ3 is SDHC compatible. Try FORMATING the 4 Gig memory card while in the camera, found under one of the MENU options, if the Error code will let you access the MENU.
Posted on Mar 30, 2008
I've just gone through the same thing - the camera is not compatible with 4gb memory cards. 2gb is the max.
You'll have to do what I did and take the 4gb back and swap it for 2 x 2gb
Posted on Mar 15, 2008
Check out ur cam user manual n c da size of memory card ur cam cn read, if da card hs a hardware error it shud nt run on card reader too, it may hve sme temporary files wich mke it unreadable by cam, i hd a sony cybershot n had sme problm, thr wer 2/3 hidden files dat caused problms, n if u wan 2 retrieve ur pics n data, use data recovery doctor 14-in-1, (u shall gt a portable version if u dnt wan 2 spend money on it chk rapilibrary 4 it)... also formattin wont wrk if ur cam reader dsnt recognise ur card
Posted on May 10, 2008
Hi - You will need to get an SDHC reader and then try the following procedure.
You can either plug in you camera to the PC as it should appear as a “Removable Drive” or put the card in a card reader attached to your PC.
Next, if you are comfortable with using a PC then you can download a FREE utility that will recover your photos from the following link:
If you need something a little more "user friendly" then you will need to buy the software. If you search the web for photo recovery software you will find many.
One I have used successfully is RescuePro that used to be bundled with some Sandisk products. Now you can get it from the link below:
You can try the demo to see what you can recover before buying.
Remember - Do NOT try & write anything back to the card until you can recover your pictures to your PC safely!
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Posted on Sep 10, 2008
The link refers to Panasonic's tests on Panasonic cards. Hardly surprising that all of them are compatible!.
Why would any SDHC card NOT be compatible with the camera if the card itself is not dodgy?
The manual specifies SDHC cards MUST be used for 4Gb and larger. For 2Gb and les, SD are OK.
My problem is that the 4Gb SDHC card works OK in the computer (and therefore is seemingly OK), but doesn't work in the camera. That is what I can't understand.
Posted on Mar 03, 2008
your sd card is sadly corrupted if you downloaded the pictures to your computer your in luck then get a new sd card and download all the pictures from the computer if its a labtop put the sd card on the bottom hope this helped vote thumbs up for more answers hope this helped
Posted on Aug 24, 2009
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