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Old May 16, 2006, 6:45 AM   #1
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has anyone actually tried a 4gb SD in the fz30 yet? i know manula says 2GB max, but........ who knows.
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Old May 16, 2006, 8:08 AM   #2
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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.


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Old May 16, 2006, 8:32 AM   #3
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Sorry Patrick, but the maximum is 2GB, because the camera uses only FAT16 and not FAT32.
See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FAT
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Old Jun 22, 2006, 11:27 AM   #4
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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?
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Old Jun 23, 2006, 12:09 PM   #5
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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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