Question about Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX01 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.
My camera has been functioning fine with a 1.0BG SD card until yesterday it suddently said "Memory Card Error - Memory Card Parameter Error". I tried using a card reader but it doesn't work, cand I can't take anymore photos with my camera. Are all the files on my card now lost?
I have been rummaging around trying to find two solutions: 1) to get my Toshiba Satellite card reader to read SDHC cards and 2) to get my desktop USB ports to read SDHC cards. While MS offers a hotfix for XP, it does not always work because of the different Chip Sets in computers. I have also read where posters say that the SDHC card works in the compter NOW, but NOW will not work in the camera... and the SDHC card NOW works in the camera but will NOT work in the computer.... I found a tekkie article that may help clear the air... SDHC cards are formatted in Fat32x (NOTICE the "x") and SD cards are formatted in Fat32 (no 'x') and these compatibility problems arise when the user unwittingly or unknowingly RE-formats the SDHC card, either when it is put in the computer and won't read or when it is put in the camera and won't read... but just don't bother to mention that THAT is what they did upon inserting the card and only proceeded to complain about an apparent incompatibility. The camera or computer might even mislead you asking if you want to format the card..... but all is not lost. The Panasonic site gives a program AND a pdf instruction book on How To ReFormat an SD or SDHC card specifying the proper Fat32x or Fat32 format. Hope this helps.
Posted on May 21, 2008
I think your camera is not compatible with the SDHC card you bought. Check this: http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/sd/connect/dsc/dsc.html
Posted on Mar 03, 2008
Sometimes, there are simply certain brands of cards, that are not compatible with certain brands of hardware, i.e. cameras or card readers. I have that problem with the built-in card-reader on 2 of my Toshiba satellite laptops, and 2 out of my 3, 2GB SD cards. Try a different brand of HCSD card, perhaps search for a list of compatible card brands, or checking the with card's manufacturer before purchasing.
Posted on Apr 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
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
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
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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