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Old Feb 12, 2012, 8:05 PM   #1
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I have the Nikon Coolpix L2 camera. Manual only lists a max of 1 GB of SD memory. Can this camera take more memory than 1 GB? Can it use SDHC memory?
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Old Feb 13, 2012, 8:04 AM   #2
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To a great extent, the difference between SD and SDHC is the capacity of the card. But what goes along with that is the file system that the camera uses to manage the capacity. SD Cards use the FAT16 file system, which has a maximum capacity of about 4 GB (depending on how you count gigabytes.) In order to support capacities larger that 4 GB, a host device must support the FAT32 file system.

Nikon's list of approved SD Cards for the Coolpix L2 seems to indicate that the L2 won't accept SDHC Cards, presumably because it can't handle the FAT32 file system.

So, yeah, you're stuck with using SD Cards.

I have no doubt that you could use a 2GB card, even though no 2GB cards are listed as approved. You might even be able to format a 4GB card and use it, but I wouldn't bother.
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Thanks for the info. I had read the manual and saw that approved list but thought since the Nikon L2 is a little old, their approved list of memory cards might be outdated. I guess I'll look for a 2 gig SD card (I have 512 mb in it now).
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Sdhc is a card for high resolution graphics and videos. It all depend on capacity of your camera. Just try if may it possible than support and if not than unusable for its.
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I ended up buying a new camera, the Samsung PL210. Got a really good deal on it at Walmart and I absolutely love the camera. Anyway I first bought an 8 Gig micro sdhc memory chip for it. Later I bought a 16 gig micro sdhc chip for it. I then took the 8 gig micro chip out, put it in an sdhc adapter and put that one in my daughter's camera. I then took the 4 gig sdhc chip from hers that I had replaced and put it in the Nikon to see if it would work. Turns out the Nikon accepted it with no issues whatsoever.

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I ended up buying a new camera, the Samsung PL210. Got a really good deal on it at Walmart and I absolutely love the camera. Anyway I first bought an 8 Gig micro sdhc memory chip for it. Later I bought a 16 gig micro sdhc chip for it. I then took the 8 gig micro chip out, put it in an sdhc adapter and put that one in my daughter's camera. I then took the 4 gig sdhc chip from hers that I had replaced and put it in the Nikon to see if it would work. Turns out the Nikon accepted it with no issues whatsoever.
It's all because of device capability which contributed with external memory and external inputs. It is good that your all memory cards are support to your devices and working out well.
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Old Sep 5, 2013, 10:39 AM   #7
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yes, you can use SDHC up to 64GB.
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Old Dec 28, 2013, 10:29 PM   #8
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You can use SanDisk, TOSHIBA, Panasonic or Lexar memory card up to 32GB, see this guide:
https://support.nikonusa.com/app/ans...ail/a_id/16781
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You want to go for class 10 card. This guaranties a minimum speed, as well as UHS speed
https://www.sdcard.org/developers/overview/bus_speed/
New UHS II has 30mb write speed minimum.
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