Posted June 6th, 2007, 06:15 PM
Last edited by pierces; June 6th, 2007 at 06:17 PM
Hello i have a question
can anyone tell me if i can put a bigger card in my camera?
i just got it ant it says it will take upto a 2gb sd card but i wanted to get a bigger card will it work?
the camera was made in 2006
thank you john
Your camera make and model would be helpful in answering....
Easy guesstimated answers:
If it uses SD memory and it says 2GB max, then that's it. SD memory isn't available over 2GB. For 4GB and higher, you need a camera that supports SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity). The cards are visually identical, but while an SDHC-capable camera can use SD, it doesn't work the other way around. Many, but not all
of the newer cameras support SDHC since it's only been around since mid-2006. Since I don't know which end of 2006 your camera was made in, I can only tell you with certainty that your camera will support two 2GB cards for a total of 4GB!
If it is a DSLR and takes CompactFlash memory, chances are that it will support up to the current limit of 16GB. There were a few models that don't support FAT32 (needed to see more than 2GB in a vloume), but I think a 2006 and later model would be a safe bet.
Easiest way to find out would be to go to the manufacturer's website and look up your model. There is usually a FAQ page that has answers to things like that.
Also, don't buy cheap memory. It cracks me up when someone coughs up big $$$ for a camera and then squeals over a $10 difference in the price of good memory!
Buying a 2GB no-name brand at the local supermarket for $14 instead of a Sandisk Ultra II at Costco for $39 may seem like the deal of the week, but getting a "CARD NOT READABLE" error in the middle of your $4,000 cruise eats up those savings in a hurry.