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Will all SD cameras accept 1Gb SD cards?

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Anonymous
January 16, 2005 12:34:03 PM

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I've seen questions asked here quite a few times about SD card speeds,
but not capacities. If one buys one of the new 1Gb SD cards, is there
any risk that one's camera will turn out not to support anything larger
than (say) 256 Mb? I ask because I've hit similar problems on more than
one occasion with other technologies. For example I have a spindle of
800Mb CD-Rs on my desk, but my CD-burning software refuses to believe
that any CD-R will take more than 700 Mb of data. And, going back a bit,
720KB floppy drives couldn't use 1440KB floppies (though you could
format 1440 to be 720).

My camera is a Minolta Z10, so I'd like to know if anyone has used one
of these with a 1Gb card. But more generally: will every SD card work
with every SD-card-using camera?

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Stephen Poley
Anonymous
January 16, 2005 12:34:04 PM

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"Stephen Poley" <sbpoleySpicedHamTrap@xs4all.nl> wrote in message
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> I've seen questions asked here quite a few times about SD card speeds,
> but not capacities. If one buys one of the new 1Gb SD cards, is there
> any risk that one's camera will turn out not to support anything larger
> than (say) 256 Mb? I ask because I've hit similar problems on more than
> one occasion with other technologies. For example I have a spindle of
> 800Mb CD-Rs on my desk, but my CD-burning software refuses to believe
> that any CD-R will take more than 700 Mb of data. And, going back a bit,
> 720KB floppy drives couldn't use 1440KB floppies (though you could
> format 1440 to be 720).
>
> My camera is a Minolta Z10, so I'd like to know if anyone has used one
> of these with a 1Gb card. But more generally: will every SD card work
> with every SD-card-using camera?

SD cards are similar to CF cards in that their controller is on the card
itself.
This means that the camera/other device doesn't have to be particularly
"prepared" for larger and larger capacities in advance.
Anonymous
January 16, 2005 12:34:04 PM

Archived from groups: rec.photo.digital (More info?)

Stephen Poley wrote:
> I've seen questions asked here quite a few times about SD card speeds,
> but not capacities. If one buys one of the new 1Gb SD cards, is there
> any risk that one's camera will turn out not to support anything larger
> than (say) 256 Mb? I ask because I've hit similar problems on more than
> one occasion with other technologies. For example I have a spindle of
> 800Mb CD-Rs on my desk, but my CD-burning software refuses to believe
> that any CD-R will take more than 700 Mb of data. And, going back a bit,
> 720KB floppy drives couldn't use 1440KB floppies (though you could
> format 1440 to be 720).
>
> My camera is a Minolta Z10, so I'd like to know if anyone has used one
> of these with a 1Gb card. But more generally: will every SD card work
> with every SD-card-using camera?
>

It might be risky to predict, but I haven't heard of any complaints
about any SD card not working on any SD card using camera because of
capacity. Perhaps someone will reply from experience. I find that
three 128 meg and one 256 meg cards are more than enough for my needs,
and my 4mp camera.


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Ron Hunter rphunter@charter.net
Anonymous
January 16, 2005 12:39:54 PM

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Stephen Poley wrote:
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> My camera is a Minolta Z10, so I'd like to know if anyone has used one
> of these with a 1Gb card. But more generally: will every SD card work
> with every SD-card-using camera?

Broadly, yes, but once you get above 2GB FAT16/FAT32 issues may prevent
the camera for using more than 2GB of the card if it doesn't support the
FAT32 file system.

David
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