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I have a nikon d8800...when i take a photo the camera displays an error message. the only way to clear the message is to turn off the camera. when i turn it back on i see that the photo was saved properly and the camer works like normal. then if i take another photo the process repeats...please offer any suggestions you may have...thank you

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In the absence of the contents of the message, I am going to guess that it is having some issue with the memory card. Memory cards have grown enormously in capacity in the last couple of years, and even relatively new cameras may not be able to cope with the memory size of the newest cards. Some cameras seem to work with too-large memory cards at first, then throw a serious tantrum as the card starts to fill.

I think you need to try formatting the card, using the camera's own function to do so. This will establish whether the card is compatible with the camera. BEFORE you do this, save your pictures to your computer, as they will be deleted by the format.

SD and SDHC cards fit the same slots, but many cameras won't work with the SDHC (high capacity) cards. SDHC is not backwards compatible.

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