Having problems with your Olympus SP800UZ Digital Camera ?

2 problems: 1: The 16GB memory card reads "invalid card" and 2: how do I install the 2GB XD picture card. It doesn't fit in the memory card slot. So confused



Answers :

Let's dismiss the second one first: the xD-Picture Card format is now obselete; your camera was announced just as Olympus was quietly removing it from their cameras, and its specification makes no mention of an xD-Picture Card slot. It's possible that for marketing reasons they included one, but as it's not in the specification I have to assume that it's not there.

For the first problem, there are two answers depending on whether it is the Camera or the Computer which says "invalid card".

This answer applies if the camera says "Invalid Card". Assuming that your 16Gb memory card is a SDHC card, it should indeed be compatible with your camera; your next step should be to try formatting it in the camera to see if it accepts it. It is preferable to format the card in the camera rather than a computer, to ensure that the right filesystem is used. The format command will be in Menu/Settings but probably near the bottom; they don't want people formatting cards by accident.

This answer applies if the computer says "Invalid Card". The most likely solution if your camera can read the card but the computer can't, is that your card reader is not compatible with SDHC cards, but only SD cards. Look for the "SDHC" logo/legend on the reader, and if you don't find it, purchase one that does have it. SD and SDHC cards are physically the same, but SDHC provides High Capacity by extended addressing.
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