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The memory card is formatted and empty but the pictures go automatically to the camera instead of the memory card. I can't find a way to send them to the memory card--shouldn't that be the default?

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Yes, try formatting your card again with the camera menu.

If that doesn't work buy or borrow another card see if that is the same. If so, its a camera fault or setting.

As a final thought, you could try the Nikon website support pages, see if there's a firmware upgrade for your camera.

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