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Option S4i > 512MB SD card Possible?

I just ordered a sandisk Ultra II 1GB SD card for my S4i. I have just read in some poduct literature that it only accepts a mximum of 512MB. I find his hard to believe, and was wondering if anyone could confirm or deny this so I can cancel my order asap. Any help is much appreciated.

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I've had the Optio S4i for a year and currently use one 512mb and two different 1 gb Sandisk cards with it. I've never had a problem with any of them.

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I have a friend who had an s4i with a 1gig sd card with no problems.

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This is because the Coolpix 2100 and 31000 models cannot handle a card of that large a capacity. As it's only a 2MP camera anyway it doesn't need it.

The Coolpix 2100/3100 will usually accept up to a 512MB CF card, and 1GB Lexar CF cards up to and including the 24x WA write accelerated (although write acceleration itself offers no benefits on this camera). With Sandisk only a plain old and now obsolete SDFB allows a 1GB card to be used and the regular Sandisk Ultra (not Ultra II or later) will only work up to 512MB.

The camera was discontinued long before these much larger CF cards were released and Nikon no longer actively support the product so no firmware updates will be available. The hardware wouldn't support such cards anyway.

Compatibility chart for CF cards address below:-

http://nikoneurope-en.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/26030/c/241/r_id/127673

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