Camera just died, from a SD card?

Nov 21, 2018 11:06AM PST

Hey all. Yesterday, I got a secondhand Sony A100 as a first "pro" camera. I really want to get into photography.

So, I power it on, works really well, with the CompactFlash already inside. I power it off and on 2 or 3 times, no problem. As I did not want to buy a CompactFlash+Reader, I just bought a SD card adapter. I plug it in, then power the camera back on. Nothing. I try to charge the battery, but it was already completely full.

So, can a camera die from a bad SD card adapter? Or did the battery just died at the worst moment?

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Clarification Request
Did it match the storage requirements?
Dec 7, 2018 12:15AM PST
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Nov 21, 2018 11:14AM PST
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My Experience
Dec 6, 2018 11:55PM PST

I have had a couple fail. One was gopro footage from an important shoot, I was pissed.

There can be defects, or a bad sector, or any number of things that can happen to an SD card, it's just a thing that happens. Fortunately, flash is pretty bulletproof so it's rare. Imagine if we had to save to floppy drives still.

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