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Old May 28, 2009, 3:41 PM   #1
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Default I neep help with olympue c-750 memory

MY olympus c-750 only regonizes that I have 16 pictures available to take. I have replace memory card with new one and still only get access to take 16 shots. Can this be fixed?
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Old May 28, 2009, 4:39 PM   #2
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What size memory card are you using and have you formatted the memory card in the camera yet?

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Old Jun 1, 2009, 8:15 AM   #3
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Yes I have formatted it. it is a 16MB
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16MB is a very tiny card. That sounds like the "starter" card included with the camera. You can only expect to get around 16 photos at 2288x1520 resolution using HQ. With SHQ, you'll only get 8 photos. Scroll down to the specifications section on this page and you'll see a table showing how many photos you can expect to get on a 16MB xD Picture Card versus a 256MB xD Picture card:

http://www.steves-digicams.com/2003_...0uz.html#specs

IOW, I'd buy a larger card (256MB or 512MB xD Picture Card if you can find one). ;-)

Note that your camera is not going to work with new, higher capacity (1GB and larger) xD Picture cards. You'll need to stick with a 512MB or smaller card according to the compatibility charts I see for it:

http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_se...series=cseries
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Old Jun 20, 2009, 11:57 AM   #5
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I've got the c750. you can do a gogle search like this to find
other posts on steve's site about the camera.



site:forum.steves-digicams.com c750



see how the address is after site: ?

put any address you like and search any site you want with
google.


The C750 can do some great photos at even 640x 480 in 3 resolutions.
Tht's a great size to send to someone while still saving space on your
memory card. If you do ebay that size is ideal. And you don't have
to reset the size with software .. most cameras now won't shoot
that small a photo. (it's not all that small)


So you can set both resoltuion (size) and the compression(quality)
of the photos. both will affect the size of the stored image.

If you set the compression to the least the photo will store about
4x (I think) bigger than if you store it with the most compression.
The quailtiy will be as good as possibe using .jpg

If you want the best use RAW but I never think anyone needs it
unless you're a professional photographer. that will use up to
10x the amount of space so there's no reason , for me, to
think to use it. And I could not see a difference in quality from
the best .jpg using minimum compression.

Enjoy the camera. go easy on the battery door. There's 2 little plastic
pins. Mine just broke one last month. I have to tape the door shut
after locking it with the slider. Just be sure to push down on the
door and learn exactly how it works so you don't put force on
the 2 pins at the far edge of the battery door.

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The C750 can do some great photos at even 640x 480 in 3 resolutions.
Tht's a great size to send to someone while still saving space on your
memory card.
I'm going to disagree with using lower resolution images to save space.

If you shoot at a lower resolution, you limit your options (for both printing and display purposes).

640x480 wasn't a bad idea when the average monitor resolution was lower (as long as you don't want to print anything, since 640x480 is too low for good quality prints, even at smaller sizes).

But, now, the *majority* of internet users have displays that have resolutions higher than 1024x768. The higher the resolution of the display, the smaller your 640x480 pixel is going to look. As time passes, average display resolution is only going to increase.

Memory cards are very inexpensive. Why limit your options by shooting at 640x480? It's not a high enough resolution to print (even at smaller print sizes) if you want good quality.

It's not even a high enough resolution to display on newer high resolution monitors (unless you want to look at a very small image size), and that problem is only going to get worse as time passes (with more users going to larger and higher resolution displays as they become more affordable).

I'd suggest that you always shoot at the highest resolution your camera supports. Ditto for jpeg quality (set it to the best quality your camera supports).

You can always create a downsized copy of a larger image for e-mail or web display purposes. But, you can't get back resolution you've "thrown away" by shooting at a lower resolution to begin with.
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