Having problems with your Kodak EasyShare Z612 Digital Camera ?

Z612 will not format an SD card... 1GB??? Also battery life is very short... have used Kodak battery and a LENMAR DLK8000. And more... lens does not extend when camera turned on! Best Buy has had the camera twice in the past 2 months to try and fix... They have done nothing other than suggest I use Kodak batteries... I used a NEW Kodak and a LENMAR and have been for 2 years... why issues now at the end of my extended warranty with Best Buy????


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Your camera has been designed to work with SD cards up to 1GB but in my experience there are often compatibility issues with different brands of SD cards especially when they're right on the limit of what the camera can handle.

You've said what batteries you've tried, but they will not affect how your camera behaves when trying to format an SD card.

I'd recommend first trying to reformat the card in an external reader (you may have to try reformatting in FAT 16 and then in FAT32 to see if it makes a difference: alternatively contact Kodak to ask which one to use as they don't say which in the published technical specs for your model). If this doesn't work then my next suggestion is to try a previously unused (i.e new) example of another brand of SD card; as they're so cheap you may want to do that anyway. You're safest to assume that a Kodak branded card will work, and SanDisk are also very widely compatible on "problem" devices. If either of these cards do not work then you'll find that the manufacturers are both very supportive in trying to resolve your issue, although ultimately you may discover that you actually have a faulty camera.
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