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simonbratt99 May 16, 2006 6:45 AM

has anyone actually tried a 4gb SD in the fz30 yet? i know manula says 2GB max, but........ who knows.

patrickbrisebois May 16, 2006 8:08 AM

The manual of the FZ20 said that the max capacity was 1 gb but the sandisk ultra 2 gb works fine so I thing it should work.


Leberwurstsaft May 16, 2006 8:32 AM

Sorry Patrick, but the maximum is 2GB, because the camera uses only FAT16 and not FAT32.

DEaton3162 Jun 22, 2006 11:27 AM

According to the documantation that came with the camera, the FZ30 will hold approximately 490 photos on a 2Gb card. If I put in my 4Gb card than the display states that it can contain approximately 528 photos.

I understand that the difference between FAT16 and FAT32 is what is apparently limiting the camera to use only 2Gb of the card - but is the rest of the card just empty or can it be partitioned and used as storage should the first 2Gb fill up?

maxpixels Jun 23, 2006 12:09 PM

I can't remember where I saw this but I read that if you record both TIFF and JPEG formats you are limited to 1GB on the FZ20. But if all are JPEG you can use a 2GB.

In any event you would want to make sure whatever you think you are saving can be correctly downloaded. Nothing worse than putting in a 2 or 4GB card, take great shots then discover there's a problem. Better to use 2 smaller cards and be sure.


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