I just recently purchased a digital camera but I am really not familar with the memory cards. I was wondering about the gigabytes and megabytes and which memory card is goood for this type of camera
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That's up to you and your camera. All cameras have an upper limit on the size of the memory card they can handle, and this limit is not the same for all camera. Since you declined to specify the make and model of your camera I can't tell you how large a card your camera can handle. Larger cards are more expensive than smaller cards. However, compared to the cost of the camera the card costs probably are negligible. Compared to the value of memories, the card cost is negligible. There are at least two schools of thought here. One says "Get the biggest card your camera and budget can handle." This is the "Put all your eggs in one basket and then guard that basket like heck." Another school says "Get two or more smaller cards and rotate them." This way if a card gets lost, broken, or stolen, you only lose some of your pictures. The final decision is yours. Go with whatever fits your style (and budget).
You don't say what make and model the camera is, so I'm just going to guess that it uses SD memory cards, as they are the most common. Any make of SD card will be suitable. Be careful not to buy cards above 2GB though, as they will actually be SDHC (high capacity) cards. These fit the same slots as SD cards, but not all cameras can work with them as they are slightly different electrically.
I am pretty sure that the guide meant to say that 32MB (megabytes) was the minimum for normal use, not 32GB (gigabytes- a thousand times bigger). No camera needs 32GB of memory, and memory cards that size have only become available recently.
Dear Sir, Yes all noted on your SD/CF card question, well this was a very good question for me simply because I too have had this same problem with my own Sony Digital 340 movie camera. My camera come with a 128 mb SD card, and like a fool I went last week and bought a 2 g card, and my camera just cannot see it let alone use it, and I now find that camera's before 2004 cannot see any g cards, and like me you are stuck with small max of 128 m because the camera hard-ware is old tec stuff, sad I think my friend, but that's it. Take care, from David
Hi! Sonds like the camera hasn't switched to the memory card. Go to setup and set memory to Auto not Internal. If that doesn't help, it's possible that the camera doesn't support 16GB card, but it should give you a card error then, so check the memory settings first.
No, the A420 does not have internal memory. The card that came with the camera is only intended to allow you to try the camera to make sure it works. You should really purchase a new SD card. New ones these days are literally capable of holding hundreds if not thousands of pictures, and cost less than $7. Here's an example: