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Old Jun 12, 2010, 5:17 AM   #1
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Default Panasonic Lumix TZ8 memory card problem

I just bought a Lumix TZ8 and I am very pleased with it. However, I also purchased (from Amazon) a SanDisk 8GB Class 2 SDHC memory card. The camera will not record in Movie mode and if I leave it recording, I eventually get a message saying:
"motion recording was cancelled due to the limitation of the writing speed of the card"
When trying to replay the movie I only see a still shot from the start of the movie sequence. Is the SD memory card faulty or do I need to buy a faster memory card?
If so, what speed would you recommend?
Shouldn't I have some movie footage despite the card quality?

To check the camera I tried movie recording with the SD card removed. This time I got a message after a while saying the memory was full. But I still get the same results as with an SD card inserted; i.e., no movie to play back with only a still shot as above.

Is the camera faulty?
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Old Jun 13, 2010, 8:05 AM   #2
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I just bought a Lumix TZ8 and I am very pleased with it. However, I also purchased (from Amazon) a SanDisk 8GB Class 2 SDHC memory card. The camera will not record in Movie mode and if I leave it recording, I eventually get a message saying:
"motion recording was cancelled due to the limitation of the writing speed of the card"
When trying to replay the movie I only see a still shot from the start of the movie sequence.
Welcome to the forum.

You need a faster SDHC card for HD video. Panasonic recommend
class 6 or faster.

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Is the SD memory card faulty or do I need to buy a faster memory card?
If so, what speed would you recommend?
Your card is fine, it is just a bit too slow for video. A class 6 is
adequate, but I would go for a class 10 since there isn't much
difference in price.


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To check the camera I tried movie recording with the SD card removed. This time I got a message after a while saying the memory was full. But I still get the same results as with an SD card inserted; i.e., no movie to play back with only a still shot as above.

Is the camera faulty?
The camera only has a small amount of built-in memory. This is
not enough for HD video.

A faster card will almost certainly solve your problem.
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Old Jun 13, 2010, 9:24 AM   #3
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Thanks for that, Corkpix. 8GB Transcend Class card now on order.
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Old Jun 13, 2010, 5:30 PM   #4
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Thanks for that, Corkpix. 8GB Transcend Class card now on order.
That should sort out your video problem. The class 2 card will
make a good backup for shooting stills. There is a current thread about
Transcend cards on this forum. Most comments seem very positive.
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Old Jun 14, 2010, 1:18 AM   #5
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A class 6 is
adequate, but I would go for a class 10 since there isn't much
difference in price.
Nothing would be gained by using a Class 10. Panasonic is even being overly cautious recommending a Class 6 for Motion JPEG.
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Old Jun 15, 2010, 7:41 AM   #6
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Nothing would be gained by using a Class 10. Panasonic is even being overly cautious recommending a Class 6 for Motion JPEG.
I agree, Class 6 vs Class 10 won't make a lot of difference. However,
the Class 10 cards have become mainstream to the extent that
they don't cost any more than Class 6 these days. The eBay shop
where I buy mine are actually charging less for the Class 10.
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