I have had this camera for six plus years with zero problems. I recentley purchased a 2GB Fujifilm XD card ( when I first purchased this camera 128MB was a huge card). I put the 2GB card in my camera and took many pictures and one short video. When I put the card in my XD card reader ( same one I have used for years ) The message came up on my monitor
"do you want to format this card?" then a warning that " You will loose all data if you format". I did not want to lose all the pictures so I removed the card and put it in my HP Photosmart 8250 ( the printer has 4 slots CF, XD, SD, MS ) never used it before but it allowed me to view and download all pictures and video. Because of the location and ease of use I wanted to use my XD card reader in the future. So after safely downloading all data from the 2GB card I put it back into the XD reader and hit " Format Card" then I put the card in the camera and it reads " Card Not Initialized " and will not function. What can I do to restore this card? Thanks NeilVowels@hotmail.com
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Re: Fujifilm FinePix S5000
According to Fuji you camera can only use cards up to 512 meg. Look here: http://www.fujifilm.com/products/digital_cameras/accessories/card/index.html#compati Scroll down to find your model, then look across the row to where it says Yes, it's under the red coloumn 16 to 512 meg.
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This is the classic symptom of a failed CCD sensor. The only fix is to
have the sensor replaced, but as the camera is around six to seven years old
now any repairs will not be cost effective and you will likely have trouble sourcing the parts as Fuji stopped making their 3MP sensor many years ago. New, old stock sensors may also have degraded to the point where they are either faulty straight out of the box, or will develop the same fault within a few months of being powered up.
Sorry, but your
camera has reached the end of it's useful lifespan: five years is
pretty good going for any digital camera and six to seven is really exceptional. Digital cameras simply do not last
anywhere near as long as many of the film cameras which they replaced.
only real choice is to buy a replacement, but if all you need is a
similar technical specification to your current model then there are
plenty of cameras for less than £100 (around $175 in OzDosh) which will do at least as good a
job as your present camera. Just don't expect a sub £100 camera to last
anywhere near even five years though.
One other advantage of an update is that you'll finally be ditching the expensive and highly inferior xD memory cards which were basically repackaged and slightly tweaked SmartMedia cards. If you buy a new Fuji then you'll find that they all take SDHC cards now (back compatible with SD cards) although they often still accept xD cards as well.
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Bad news. The A345 will only accept up to a 1gb xd card. Here's a link to Fuji's camera/card compatibility chart. http://www.fujifilm.ca/x7970.xml Just highlight the address and paste it into your address bar.
Yes, it would appear that you solved your own problem. The Fuji S5000 apparently only takes the max of 512 mb card. I own a newer Fuji S700 and it works fine with a 2 gb SD card, but I haven't tried anything bigger. Your best bet is to see if you can exchange those 2 gig cards for 512 mb cards at the store where you purchased them, and then try the 512's to see if your pc will read the pics. Explain to the store what the problem is and they should allow you to make the exchange.
Your A330 is not compatible with the XD cards that start with an "H" or a "M" before the XD designation, unless you perform a firmware upgrade. You can do it yourself using this link from Fuji Canada. http://www.fujifilm.ca/x13573.xml
The answer is YES. Be aware thate there are 2 types of XD cards: type M and type H. The type M it is not recommended for movie recording with your S5000 camera. The type H does not have this problem. Here is fugi compatibility site : http://www.fujifilm.com/products/digital_cameras/accessories/card/s/
Try this site for a firmware update. You need to get a AC power adapter for it to work though. It is from Fuji and it worked fine for my A120. The older XD cards are of a different format then the newer ones so if your new XD card has an 'M' on it you will need to do the firmware solution.
Good luck http://www.fujifilm.ca/x3719.xml