Bought the wrong Memory cards... :(

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Found 15th Jan 2009
Hi

I was tasked by a friend to grab a couple of memory cards for camera for Christmas, they said the cameras take SD or HDHC cards.

I grabbed a couple of 4GB HDHC cards..

Thing is, they work great in the camera, but the TV they have has a SD slot, and it is not compatable with the HDHC standard..

Just a heads up as these new cards will also not read on the PC (Not compatable)..

Maybe I could sell them on the For Sale Forum..

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They will work in the PC, but you'll need a SDHC reader for it (my laptop only has an SD Card reader so I had to buy one too).

Poundland do them!

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Unless you got them cheap you'll lose money selling them on. I would hold on to them, and when you next buy a video camera, photo camera or PDA make sure it uses and supports SDHC

lumoruk;4072728

Unless you got them cheap you'll lose money selling them on. I would hold … Unless you got them cheap you'll lose money selling them on. I would hold on to them, and when you next buy a video camera, photo camera or PDA make sure it uses and supports SDHC



The OP said they work fine in the camera, but not in the PC.

Chiptivo - surely you can connect the camera to the PC via a USB cable and transfer them like this for now?

SDHC cards can't be read by a standard SD card reader but at the same time they are probably the best cards for your camera - as Xb0xGuru says connect your camera via USB to read them, or buy a dedicated SDHC reader. SD is limited to 2GB max, SDHC is 4GB to 32GB (the HC stands for high-capacity) - I'd keep the cards if I were you..

FWIW 2GB and 1GB SD cards are dirt cheap these days - as low as £2 or less, so if the TV/direct computer compatability is really important to you, buy a couple, but the advantages of having ample storage on your camera shouldn't be overlooked (you never know when you might really need it!)

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Xb0xGuru;4072550

They will work in the PC, but you'll need a SDHC reader for it (my laptop … They will work in the PC, but you'll need a SDHC reader for it (my laptop only has an SD Card reader so I had to buy one too).Poundland do them!



Damm, just brought one from ebay for £1.97 delivered..

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Xb0xGuru;4072744

The OP said they work fine in the camera, but not in the PC.Chiptivo - … The OP said they work fine in the camera, but not in the PC.Chiptivo - surely you can connect the camera to the PC via a USB cable and transfer them like this for now?



We will have to look for the cable, it should be in one of the boxes.

They like to take the card out and stick in the TV, so will go for a couple of standard 2gb ones.

The thing from ebay will help me read them to the PC for photo's already taken.

I am sure 2gb is large enough??

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dcx_badass;4073024

Does the TV have a usb socket?



No sadly, just a CF (Compact flash) and SD slot.. ;-)

Most sites are pretty good at putting warnings up on SDHC items as they're not automatically compatible although these days general compatibility is pretty good.

John

Chiptivo;4072929

We will have to look for the cable, it should be in one of the boxes.They … We will have to look for the cable, it should be in one of the boxes.They like to take the card out and stick in the TV, so will go for a couple of standard 2gb ones.The thing from ebay will help me read them to the PC for photo's already taken.I am sure 2gb is large enough??



You can get quite a few images on a 2GB card, but obviously depends on the quality being taken.

2GB is the 'cutoff' for SD, any higher and it's SDHC which is used.

plug the camera into the TV for viewing pics

Alfonse;4074090

plug the camera into the TV for viewing pics



I suppose that's one way to do it (assuming the camera has AV output)

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Xb0xGuru;4075463

I suppose that's one way to do it (assuming the camera has AV output)



I don't think it does, or we do not have the cables. It is just a still camera, not a video.

Xb0xGuru;4074058

You can get quite a few images on a 2GB card, but obviously depends on … You can get quite a few images on a 2GB card, but obviously depends on the quality being taken.2GB is the 'cutoff' for SD, any higher and it's SDHC which is used.



2GB is the official cutoff although there are companies that have produced 4GB non-SDHC cards which seem fairly pointless as they don't work in any of the SD devices I've seen. They should be avoided.

John

Johnmcl7;4075727

2GB is the official cutoff although there are companies that have … 2GB is the official cutoff although there are companies that have produced 4GB non-SDHC cards which seem fairly pointless as they don't work in any of the SD devices I've seen. They should be avoided.John



Handy to know - cheers
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