Olympus SP-320 memory full when 1GB xD picure card in camara
When I turn on my camara, it tells me the memory is full. I understand the small memory in the camera is full. Why can't the camara detect the 1GB xD memory card? The card is empty, and I've had the card about 2 years. Is there a lifetime for the memory cards? If so, how long? Does it depend on how many times you get pictures off the card and put it back in the camara? Maybe it is time for a new card. Any suggestions or ideas would be helpful.
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Your problem is that you have purchased an incompatible memory card.
The largest capacity xD card which your camera can use is 1GB, but it works better with a maximum of 512MB as 1GB can make the camera operations a little sluggish.
There are no updates to enable your camera to use the latest xD cards as the limitation is a hardware issue due to evolving technology.
therefore only have two fixes: replace the xD card with a maximum 1GB capacity
(but preferably 512MB), or replace your camera with one of the recent models
which accepts the 2GB xD card.
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I'm sorry to inform you but after researching your camera only records for 20 seconds. It has nothing to do with your card. Only 20 second blocks of time.
Movie mode - The total amount of recording time available is shown by the green "00:20"
in the lower right hand corner. This is SHQ 640x480 resolution at 30fps, the maximum recording
time is 20 seconds. In the lower quality 640x480 @ 15fps or 320x240 size, the recording time is
limited only by space on your xD card. The shaking hand icon indicates that we have the image
stabilizer turned on.
I believe that camera takes a xd card. Are you using a sd card? Before inserting or removing a card, make sure the camera is OFF or the data may get corrupted. After inserting, go to the settings in the camera and format the card. Then select the card as the memory rather than the internal memory.
What is the advantage of a 1 gig over two 512meg cards:
Usually the 1 gig will be priced lower than 2 512 cards.
The 1 gig card will hold twice as many photos.
That is about it.
Brand name has turned out to be a non-issue for almost all memory cards. They have to be made to a standard and they will all work.
Olympus and Fujifilm came up with the xD card.
And Sandisk is a trusted card maker.
I believe that Olympus may have a stitch feature that is only available if you use the Olympus brand of card.
A gimmick to sell more of their brand of cards.
This is pretty much of a non issue too, as there are plenty of software programs that can do stitching for panorama photos.