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Old Aug 12, 2003, 12:54 AM   #1
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Does anyone happen to know the file format used by memory cards in the 5050? In Windows XP, when I want to format it I'm allowed to use FAT or FAT32 but when I look at the card's properties it says it's RAW file system.

I'm mostly asking because I heard that to use the new 4GB compact flash cards your camera needs to be able to read FAT32, and since I have a 5050 I'm curious if I will be able to use them (when they come down in price of course).

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Old Aug 12, 2003, 8:38 AM   #2
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The Olympus C-5050z uses the FAT file system, and has a 2 GB upper limit for that reason. RAW is an image file type, not a file system.

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Old Aug 12, 2003, 12:30 PM   #3
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Thanks, Steve.

So what does it mean then when I view the properties and it tells me that the file system is RAW?

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Old Aug 12, 2003, 12:43 PM   #4
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Thanks, Steve.

So what does it mean then when I view the properties and it tells me that the file system is RAW?

Kelly
Ya got me there, big fella. RAW image files are just files that haven't been through any in-camera processing (no sharpening, no white balance corrections, no tinkering with saturation or contrast, etc.). I have no idea why "Properties" would report that the file system is RAW. And, for sure, on the C-5050z, the file system is FAT. It's drawn some criticism because of the 2 GB limit, although the limitation isn't a very serious one in my opinion. You can put a LOT of BIG image files on a 2 GB card.

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Old Aug 12, 2003, 3:13 PM   #5
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You are correct, 2GB should be enough, and it's not like one cannot buy another card anyways.

Well, thanks for the help!

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Old Aug 12, 2003, 3:40 PM   #6
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You do not want to format you camera media with your computer. You will need to format the media in the camera.
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