Having problems with your Pentax Optio S5z Digital Camera ?

I am trying to insert a larger memory card into our Pentaxn S5z camera. I inserted a 4 GB PNY Optima card. I keep getting a "Memory Card Error" message. Is this card not compatible?


Answers :

This camera has a few years on it. The manual does not list the max size, but only give specifics for use of a 128 MB SD card. I looked at a couple other models too and they do the same thing.
\015\012
\015\012I would say your 4GB is too large, but to be absolutely certain, Pentax has a pretty good customer service department and would certainly be glad to help you. Here are contact numbers:
\015\012
\015\012PENTAX Customer Care
Toll Free: (800) 877-0155
Phone: (303) 799-8000

There is also a customer web form that can be submitted. The link is on their Customer Care page.
\015\012
\015\012http://www.pentaximaging.com/support/customer-care/
\015\012
\015\012Thanks for using Fixya.
\015\012
Hi,

This refers that the Memory Card you have used is not Compatible. Do not try to Experiment as sometime the Firmware might get affected by this.Try to use another Card . 2GB is compatible for this model.

Let me know, once done.

Hope i helped you.

Thanks for using ' Fixya ' and have a nice day!!
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for Pentax Optio S5z Digital Camera

Tips for a great answer:

- Provide details, support with references or personal experience .
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box .
- It's 100% free, no registration required.

Suggested Questions/Answers :

I am trying to insert a larger memory card into our Pentaxn S5z camera. I inserted a 4 GB PNY Optima card. I keep getting a "Memory Card Error" message. Is this card not compatible?


This camera has a few years on it. The manual does not list the max size, but only give specifics for use of a 128 MB SD card. I looked at a couple other models too and they do the same thing. \015\012\015\012I would say your 4GB is too ... Pentax Optio S5z Digital Camera

I have Bonica 5.0 Mega Pixel Digital Camera (the one that has the waterproof glove, and fits inside the Snapper XP underwater case). Problem: I have been unable to find any SD memory card compatible with this camera. Have tried PNY 4 GB--no good. Tried PNY 2GB--no good. Trying PNY 1 GB.. and it just keeps "formating". While on vacation last fall, a friend let me try some other brand of SD card, 1GB..no good. I am very disappointed and need to know how to get a memory card to work wit


Try formatting the card inside the camera, that should work.If\015\012after formatting from camera menu the camera still does not read the\015\012card, then test the camera with a different SD card, a defective card\015\012can still be re ... Digital Cameras

I have a brand new PNY Optima SD card I wish to use with my easy share camera. When I insert the card into the camera it says the memory card requires formatting, then continues to say formatting will delete everything on the memory card. It repeats and WILL NOT FORMAT. I cannot even get to the MENU to format the card. I am not concerned about getting pictures OFF the card - the issue is that I cannot format the card to use in the camera. Yet my Kodak manual says I can. Why won't the camera form


Hi Mr\015\012\015\012Insert your memory card into your computer's reader if you have one. If not, you can purchase a multi-format USB Memory Card reader from Amazon.com or Buy.com\015\012\015\0122\015\012O ... Kodak EasyShare C875 Digital Camera

I have a Nikon coolpix. The memory card is PNY optima SD 2GB. I get a message saying Memory card is write protected. I have no idea how this happened or how to get rid of it.


SD cards have a sliding switch along one edge. Slide it toward the contacts to enable write, away from the contacts to protect.If this doesn't do it, then there may be something wrong with the switch mechanism in the camera.Al ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX8 Digital Camera

I have a 4G Sandisk memory card which is compatible and still keep getting file contains no image data


The memory card was setup for your old camera. Try formatting the memory card using the Nikon camera's Menu settings. ... Nikon COOLPIX S4200 16MP Digital Camera with 6x Optical Zoom - Black

Just bought a 4GB PNY OPTIMA SD HC memory card for my DImage Z1. I get an error msg "cannot use card". Won't let me format or do anything with it. Suggestions ??


... Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z1 Digital Camera

I recently bought a 4 GB PNY Optima SD HC card for my Samsung Digimas A7 Camera. When I go to format the card, after a few seconds I get a format error! message......why? I suspect the camera was not design for this much memory.


You're correct. The A7 works with MMC and SD cards, not SDHC cards. The camera is limited to cards 2GB and smaller. ... Samsung Digimax A7 Digital Camera

Incompatible jpeg I don't know much about cameras. My daughter was getting this error on her canon so she could not review her pictures. She tried putting her memory card in my canon and we still got the same message. We were able to get the pictures saved by putting the memory card in the computer. Anyways now I keep getting that message on my camera with my own memory card. What could hers have done to mine?? what can i do so i can view them again in my camera without that jpeg incompatible s


Hi thereSave all the pictures to the computer, then format both cards using the menu in the camera, then take a picture and see if it takes them well.Good luck and thanks for using Fixya!!!! ... Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS Digital Camera

Incompatible jpeg I don't know much about cameras. My daughter was getting this error on her canon so she could not review her pictures. She tried putting her memory card in my canon and we still got the same message. We were able to get the pictures saved by putting the memory card in the computer. Anyways now I keep getting that message on my camera with my own memory card. What could hers have done to mine??


Did you transfer the pictures back and forth from the camera to computer before you noticed this? If you did that, you would be changing the format that the camera recognizes thus preventing you to review those pictures on your camera again. This is ... Canon PowerShot SD750 / IXUS 75 Digital Camera

Hello - I just need to know what memory card(s) are compatible with this camera...I keep getting a formating error message...


\015\012Insert your memory card into your computer's reader if you have one. If not, you can purchase a multi-format USB Memory Card reader from Amazon.com or Buy.com\015\012\015\0122\015\012Open up 'My Computer ... Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W70 Digital Camera

Memory card compatibility. camera won't read or format PNY Optima SDHC 4GB.


Hi,I am sorry to say that the C875 is not compatible with SDHC cards. Only SD or MMC cards.You can get SD cards up to 2GB.This is not unusual in cameras of a few years old.Hope this helps. ... Kodak EasyShare C875 Digital Camera

Can not get a new memory card to work. I have purchased several SD cardss and had to return. Keep getting "memory card full." and error during formatting. Three other memory cards work fine, but hate to delete pics.


Having gone a month without a response to my query, I assume it was just the SD/SDHC mismatch as I suggested. ... Kodak EasyShare C330 Digital Camera

Can't get to set up menu with my new memory card in camera to set it up to use the memory card instead of the internal memory. Camera keeps saying memory card needs formatted-continue or cancel-I go to continue-it says formatting then goes back to saying memory card needs formatted-continue or cancel and around and around...camera will go to set up menu without memory card in.


1. with no card in the camera, go into the menu and find "format"...follow the on-screen instructions to erase the internal memory.\0122. insert the card and do the "format" thing again from the menu as you just did for the internal memory. ... Kodak EasyShare C743 Digital Camera

Hi.....i am havimng a problem with my memory card PNY Optima SDHC 8 gb class 4......i have been using it in my sony camera....its was working fine at the start but recently after when i inserted the memory card in my camera it say "system error" or "error formating memory card".....i tried other memory cards in my camera and it worked..so i thought to formating my card using my camera usb cable but when i inserted the cable to my pc it says your disk is in read only format and make sure its ch


You will most likely find that your camera will work with cards up to a certain capacity e.g. 2gband not with cards of higher capacity. What this means in effect is that high capacity cards are not compatible with your camera. It would be inter ... Digital Cameras

I keep getting a message that my memory card needs formatting. My internal memory is full. I have a Lexar multi-use 4GB SDHC card. I have no idea how to format it. I have tried everything in the "Set up" but continue to get the message and nothing is saved on the card. HELP!


Hello,you are on the safer side,all you need to do is just to visit the settings on your camera and go to memory card manager to format the memory card,if that is done you can now transfer datas into the memory card,but if the problem persist after t ... Digital Cameras

I keep getting a memory card error for my Canon Powershot SX20. I tried a 4 and an 8 GB card and keep getting error message. Also made sure the lock was off. Any ideas? It's a brand new camera. Thanks.


Have you tried wiping your memory cards completely? The formatting may have gotten messed up somehow so the camera can't recognize them. I would also check the contacts on both the camera and the cards to make sure they are free of dust. It could als ... Canon PowerShot SX20 IS Digital Camera

Do I use the orange or the black adapter card to insert a memory card into my olympus stylus 840 camera? I bought the camera last night. The lady also said I'd need a PNY 2GB microsd memory card. Well I've tried inserting the tiny black card into the larger black card AND the orange card and neither one seem to fit in the camera. Am I inserting wrong or is it just not compatible??


Try inserting it without either adapter card. ... Olympus Stylus 840 Digital Camera

Memory card my camera keeps erasing my pictures. it sais that the memory card needs to be formated but it will erase all files on the camera. i have important photos that are on there right now, that i cant download to my computer. please help with suggestions to make the photos come back. i tried to lock and unlock the memory card but its no use. i really dont know whats going on so can you please make some suggestions to the steps i need to take to get my photos back.Thank You.


Also, use a card reader, copy your pictures from the card using the card reader, transfer your pix to your computer and then reformat the card ... Kodak EasyShare C613 Digital Camera

My Verbatim 32 GB SD Memory Card wont work on my camera. It keeps tellin me me to please reinsert the memory card. But my camera works with my other memory cards. Can you tell me what might be the problem and how to get it working again?


Without knowing what make or model of your camera I can't research its memory capacity. A 32GB SD card is a massive amount of memory for most if not all point and shoot cameras one problem may be that your camera doesn't have the firmware to support ... Digital Cameras

Memory Card I've been taking photos with a 4G HC Dane-Elec memory card without any problem until this week. I tried taking more pictures and I keep getting a message that says the Memory card is "Write Protected". I am not able to take any photos now.


SD cards have a slide switch along one edge. The position farthest from the metal contacts locks the card, protecting it from writes. The position nearest the contacts unlocks the card. ... Nikon COOLPIX S230 Digital Camera

I just inserted 4GB Memory card and took only one picture. I keep getting error message "Memory card is full, insert a SD Memory Card to Transfer and take more photos".


Http://www.vivitar.com/products/19/ViviCam%205018%20User%20Manual.pdfIs the manual, and you need to refer to pages 6 and 7.If you still have problems, you should contact Vivitar support. This should not be a problem since the ... Vivitar ViviCam 5018 Digital Camera

I have a 4GB PMY Optima memory card and my camera keeps advising of a memory card error. It says that the memory card is locked. Please advise. Thanks!


Your problem is that you have purchased an incompatible memory card and it's confusing your camera as it is unable to read it correctly.You have a 4GB SDHC card, but your camera can only use the earlier specification SD cards up to a maxi ... Canon PowerShot SD600 Digital Camera

Canon PowerShot SX20 IS Digital Camera keeps giving me a memory card error. The memory card is a 4gig PNY memory card (lower budget)


Bring protect picture on camera screen in playback mode, press protect button again to un-protect it or go to menu and find protect and select it press OK to un-protect picture file, now you can delete it. ... Canon PowerShot SX20 IS Digital Camera

I recently purchased a 32 gb memory card for a Canon powershot sd 700 is Gigital elph. This is the second card I have purchased and I keep getting a memory card error message. The 16 gb card in the camera is a Canon product are there proprietary issues with the use of non Canon cards or is there another problem/


Here's the specs for your camera from Canon. Sorry, but ... Digital Cameras

I have a DMC-TZ7 and purchased a SDHC memory card RP-SDW08GE1K as this is shown by panasonic to be compatible with this camera. When the card is inserted all I get is "memory card error- please check the card". No functions then work on the camera. Is the card faulty?


You need to format the card in the camera to get it to work. And make sure the slide switch on the side is unlocked. ... Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3 Digital Camera
  • Start your question with What, Why, How, When, etc. and end with a "?"
  • Be clear and specific
  • Use proper spelling and grammar
all rights reserved to the respective owners || www.lionebra.com || Terms of Use || Contact || Privacy Policy
Load time: 0.3459 seconds