I cannot seem to switch between internal and external(memory card) memory. I do not have a manual and the menu on the camera does not have a memory menu. My camera is an SVP model SX500A. Please respond if you know how to do this
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Re: internal to external memory switch
I'm not familiar with your camera but, most cameras automatically write to the card when it's inserted in the camera. If yours doesn't, try this...remove the memory card...go into the menu and scroll to "format"...follow the on-screen instructions. By clearing the internal memory, your card should work properly.
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Do you have the optional sd memory card instaleld in the camera?
Have you formated the sd memory card or MMC card as suggested on page 37 of the user manual.
on page 36 on image storage settings = If set on Auto it uses the external card if there is one installed rather than the internal memory.
Okay "normally" when the memory card is installed the camera reverts back to the memory card from the internal memory. Two things might be happening here one the internal memory needs to be downloaded to the memory card then saved to the computer and the internal memory card formatted. then the memory card formatted to clear those pictures. And or there is a setting switch in menu or set up that you need to manually switch from internal memory to memory card.
I know when I read this over it made scents so you might need to read it a few times to get the idea of what I'm telling you needs to be done
Your internal memory is separate from your memory card. Think of it as two folders, the internal memory cannot be removed, and the memory card is one you can take with you. You can put new memory cards in it all day, the internal memory will still have pictures in it. You may wish to consider copying all internal memory to the memory card. To do this, make sure your camera has a memory card in it. View pictures on your internal memory, then from the menu option select 'copy all images to external memory.' In doing this, all of your photos will be moved, you can then clean out your internal memory by deleting everything/formatting it. :)
I do not know whether your camera has an internal memory or not. A model would have helped and i could have given detail instructions. In its absence kindly do the following:
Power on the camera and go into settings. Ususally the method is to go through Menu > Settings. Then explore the settings until you come to date, time, memory area. This is where you can set whether the memory card/stick needs to be formatted. If there is an internal memory then you will see copy and format options. this means that you can copy files from the internal onto your card and also format it if you wish.
Another thing you need to know is that you can tell your camera which memory area to use for storing files. Usually if internal memory is selected, then it needs to be manually switched to external/alternate memory area for storing files.
Go through the manual for detail steps and the manufacturer's website. Otherwise, post your camera model no. here so i can be of more help.
Make sure the card is fully pushed in; otherwise it could be the reader. You could try to insert the card into an external card reader connected to a PC. If it is recognized by windows, click "format". If that works put the card back into the camera. If it is now recognized, go to "menu" and format again with the camera. If the card is not recognized, your internal card reader seems to be faulty.