I have got a G shot 3021z and its a cracking little camera, i only had a 32mb SD card with it and we are off on Hols in August so I bought a 1GB SD card, the card goes in no probs but the camera says "this card cannot be used" - Has anyone got any ideas as to why ???? Thansk for help from anyone.
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Re: Goodmans G Shot 3021z
Either the camera will not support that size of card, or the memory is too fast for this camera. Likely it is the speed, as some newer cards are too powerful for slower cameras and off brands like this that dont have the right firmware
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Either the card needs to be formatted or it is beyond the capacity of this camera. I don't have a manual but if you have one check how to format a card and what the maximum capacity is. Also check that the card is not write protected (slider on side of card)..........
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Hi Not sure by size, you mran phyical size or capacity. There are 2 phyical sizes.1) Standard SD card.2) Mirco SD card (usually used in phones) Check what size slot it is. I unsure take device to a retailer to check. If you mean data capacity size? These days most standard devices take from 32Mb upwards, check user manual or google device model specifications. The Extreme SD cards are a higher capacity. Check them out at a camera or retail store. Hope this helps. Regards Bob from OZ.
There may be no fix for this problem, and there doesn't seem to be a way to get and update the firmware to fix the problem. I bought four of these cameras for a cruise to share with kids and their spouses in our group. The binoculars are great with nice clear viewing and good magnification. Two of them showed 8MB of internal memory, the other two showed 10MB of memory. Unfortunately, that's where the 5-Star rating ends. Pictures on a tripod are passable, hand-held pics are awful -- blurry -- and the color palette way off both ways. The two 10MB cameras would not recognize my 32MB SD card. The two 8MB cameras did recognize the 32MB card but showed only 32MB total usable, not 40MB that I expected. The two 10MB cameras allow a total of, maybe, 20 pics since the SD card is not recognized and each pic is between 400KB and 700KB. No, I wouldn't recommend these to anyone.
32mb (megabyte) is a tiny memory card, and it's certainly likely that it would fill up after 12 images. One image could be 2-3mb. The "starter" card that comes with the camera is not intended to be used for more than just trying out the camera on a demo stand. Go get yourself a 1GB card and you will be much happier.
I have the same problem with my Canon G9. I have found a solution and since doing it the problem has only happened once again. Here is the solution: I have a 32mb sd card that was given with the camera when I bought it. This card has different connectors than the ones that are used on the usual SD cards. As soon as this card is inserted the camera works properly and all other cards work fine after. I'm assuming that the sd card circuit blocks and this 32mb card unblocks it somehow... Hope this will help you.
A 32MB card can only store 9 shots. A 1 GB stores about 316. They recommend 2GB. With 7MP, you do need more storage. If you area leisure photographer any SD will do. If you like to take action shots you will have to buy at least a 2GB and you will have to choose the more expensive memory cards which have faster ratings. Meaning they can save the picture faster. But then that will empty your wallet just as fast. If you want to store files for long term, you need fo store them on Tiff formats. This means it uses up more storage space. If you store them on Jpeg format it uses less space but everytime you open, save or transfer the file, minor degradation happens. So eventually your picture will lose it's nice qualities. If your don't store for long term I think any brand of 1GB will do. If you want to store them use the 2GB. If you don't trust the cheapest brand in the market take the next one slightly higher.
wahoo!just been rummaging the internet and i have found that these cameras will only take up to a 1gb memory card!so just get a smaller size card The camera has 16 MB of internal memory. Memory capacity can be expanded with 16MB, 32MB, 64MB, 128MB, 256MB, 512MB up to a maximum of 1 GB SD or MMC cards.