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640(Fine) is not available - Video Recording

I get this message: "640(Fine) is not available" when I set my camera on the video recording option. Seems to be a memory problem. What does this mean?

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Re: 640(Fine) is not available - Video Recording

I had the exact same problem!! like when u turned it to the video section, it said 640(Fine) rightt?
all i had to do was restart my camera with the chip in it.. for me it went back to normal! hope this helps

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Re: 640(Fine) is not available - Video Recording - Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-S40 Digital Camera Digital Cameras

You have upgrade memory amount

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The '9 hours' of recording time is a bench mark only... The unit only comes with 64 MB of internal memory, and when you are recording in the highest resolution, (Mpeg4) mode, then it eats up the available space really fast. Keep in mind, that in high resolution video mode, as opposed to standard, you will eat up at least 64 in about 7 minutes, not 5.

I dropped a 512 MB SD card in the camcorder, and on high resolution video, you might get away with 45 minutes to and hour. The camcorder records in 640 by 480 resolution, which isn't bad, but certainly isn't in DVD quality either...

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