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Generic answers, there is very little that can be accurately done without make and model details

  • get more memory (buy a card)
  • download images to pc and delete from camera memory
  • if using internal memory swap to card memory
  • reduce resolution of images
  • buy another camera just in case

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How cani unlock my camera? i cant delete my pictures?


Erasing a memory card: when erasing a memory card, individual photos are deleted from their directories on the card. You can erase one or more user selected images at a time, or erase all images at one time. However, any images that you've selected to be "protected" through another menu option will not be removed during the erasure process.

Formatting a memory card: format a memory card sample menuFormatting, on the other hand, deletes all images from a memory card, even the ones that may have been protected. It recreates the file system including new directories and folders where images are saved on the card.

Unlike erasing, formatting improves the overall performance of a card.

Low level formatting: some digital cameras offer a low level format in addition to the standard format option. With a low level format, all data on the card is deleted. New directories and folders are also recreated during this process.

A low-level format of a high speed memory card helps ensure smooth continuous shooting at a constant interval. For optimal video performance, it's also recommended that a low level format be done sometime prior to recording.

In camera, not computer: though opinions vary, many recommend formatting a memory card in a digital camera, not via a computer. If you plan to use a memory card that was previously used in another camera, format the card in the new camera before taking any shots.

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How to unlock my camera,i cant delete pictures


Erasing a memory card: when erasing a memory card, individual photos are deleted from their directories on the card. You can erase one or more user selected images at a time, or erase all images at one time. However, any images that you've selected to be "protected" through another menu option will not be removed during the erasure process.

Formatting a memory card: format a memory card sample menuFormatting, on the other hand, deletes all images from a memory card, even the ones that may have been protected. It recreates the file system including new directories and folders where images are saved on the card.

Unlike erasing, formatting improves the overall performance of a card.

Low level formatting: some digital cameras offer a low level format in addition to the standard format option. With a low level format, all data on the card is deleted. New directories and folders are also recreated during this process.

A low-level format of a high speed memory card helps ensure smooth continuous shooting at a constant interval. For optimal video performance, it's also recommended that a low level format be done sometime prior to recording.

In camera, not computer: though opinions vary, many recommend formatting a memory card in a digital camera, not via a computer. If you plan to use a memory card that was previously used in another camera, format the card in the new camera before taking any shots.

Hope this helps and just keep in mind that your feedback is important and I'll appreciate your time and consideration if you leave some testimonial comment about this answer.

Thank you for using FixYa.

Nov 02, 2011 | GE J1455 Digital Camera

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How do i change vitar vivicam5024 to internal ram?


Remove the memory card. If a card is installed then the camera will use it. If there is no card, the camera can only use the internal memory.

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Memory card error?


Hi, Check if other memory card is working on your camera. This is one way of checking if your memory card if still working or there is an issue wither the camera. Formatting Memory card **you should always format a new memory card or one from which you wish to erase all images and other data. ** Please note that formatting a memory card erases all data, including protected images and other file types. 1. (Set up) Menu [Format]
2. Select [OK] and press FUNC SET button.
Low Level format, recommended by cannon
Select the [Low Level Format] when you think that the recording/reading speed of a memory card has dropped. A low level format may require 2 to 3 minutes with some memory cards.

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Hi, What is the maximum memory stick size that will work with this camera? Thanks,Tony


Hi Tony,

I found several sites that sell memory for this camera, all stated 128 MB is maximum. One such site is linked below.

http://www.upgradecomputermemory.com/ram.cfm/memory/S/Sony-VAIO/Sony-Digital-Camera-DSC-Series/DSC-S50/

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Memory Card Error on 4 Gb CF cards (80x) for Pentax Optio 430


The maximum supported memory for Pentax Optio 430 is 256mb and for Pentax Optio 430 RS is 512mb.

Check this site for more information.

Optio 430
http://www.upgradecomputermemory.com/ram.cfm//memory/P/Pentax/Pentax-Optio-430/

Optio 430 RS
http://www.upgradecomputermemory.com/ram.cfm/memory/P/Pentax/Pentax-Optio-430RS/

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Can't take photo's


There should be 2 settings, 1 for internal memory, 1 for external (card) memory. Internal memory is always low, especially if camera is set to high quality photos so only a few can be taken. check your settings on picture quality.

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Memory card error


do one thing. as per canons manual:
if any error is displayed when using your memory card do a low level formating of memory card.
but what to do for pictures in it? get a memory card reader from market. its very cheap. its also advisable to use memory card reader to transfer your photos rather than using direct connectiin to computer.
after doing a low level formating then transfer photos inside memory card from system, put it in ur camera, then enjoy.
hope you are clear with your problem. please give a feedback.

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Shooting Speed Dropped


You can perform a Low Level Format of a memory card with this camera. Select Low Level Format under the following circumstances: - The continuous shooting speed has dropped. - The read/write speed of a memory card has dropped. If you perform a Low Level Format, the read/write speed of the memory card may recover, or the continuous shooting speed may improve. A Low Level Format may require 2 to 3 minutes with some memory cards.

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