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WHEN I INSERT CARD, CAMERA SAID CAN NOT BE USED.

I got a SanDisk extreme 111 4 GB card for my Nikon Coolpix 4800. when I put it in , it says memory card can't be used.

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The 4800 is a older model that won't support a sdhc card-go back to 2gb or smaller and problem solved-don't waste money on high speed cards for a basic point and shoot camera

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