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Old Feb 23, 2009, 3:05 AM   #1
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I got a Panasonic DMC FX33. Can I use a 32G SDHC Card? Can I use Kingston, Pen Drive or Toshiba SDHC Card? Asked Panasonic and Kingston but no reply from them if it can use 32G card. Appreciate if you guys can help. Thank you.
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Old Feb 23, 2009, 7:02 AM   #2
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The difference between an SD Card and an SDHC Card is capacity. That's all.

But the difference between cards that have a capacity of 2 Gb or less, and cards of 4GB or greater is that the camera uses the FAT16 file system for the smaller cards and FAT32 for the larger cards. Older cameras that don't support the FAT32 file system can't use the larger cards. Your camera supports SDHC Cards, so it supports FAT32, so you should be able to use any SDHC Cards regardless of its capacity.

From page 5 of the DMC-FX33 Operating Instructions:

"You can only use an SDHC Memory Card
if using cards with 4 GB or more capacity."

(Emphasis mine.)
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Old Feb 23, 2009, 4:22 PM   #3
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Thank you very much. Now I can buy any capacity SDHC card without worries. One more thing can I use other brand of memory card like Kingston etc instead of Panasonic. Thank you.
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Old Feb 23, 2009, 10:34 PM   #4
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... One more thing can I use other brand of memory card like Kingston etc instead of Panasonic.
Absolutely.
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Old Feb 28, 2009, 9:46 AM   #5
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The difference between an SD Card and an SDHC Card is capacity. That's all.
No, that´s not it at all, actually.
SDHC is a new standard and is not just an SD card with more capacity. Your SD card reader may not be able to read SDHC cards. (I suspect, though that your camera can use both. -But check).
The thing is, -if you buy an SD card, be sure to get one that has a free little reader with it.
(That was the mistake I did. I have a multi-card reader built into my computer, and apart from that 2 other multi-card readers, but none of them would read my new SDHC card.

More info here:
http://www.steves-digicams.com/pdf/sdhc.pdf

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secure_Digital_card#SDHC

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The only difference between SD Cards and SDHC Cards is the capacity. The difference between them is the hosts that can work with SD Cards but not SDHC Cards. There is no difference between the cards themselves (except for the additional capacity and the consequences of that additional capacity.)

See http://www.sdcard.org/developers/tech/sdcard/pls/for more info.
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