Casio Exilim ex-h5 Photos Issue

Hi guys, I seem to be having an issue with my Casio Exilim ex-h5 camera that I recently got as a bday present.

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I have never heard of that problem before.

Sounds like the camera is having a problem writing to the memory card.
Are you using a "no name" memory card, or using a memory card you purchased on eBay?

It is possible that you have a faulty memory card - I suggest you try a different memory card.
Anytime you use a new memory card for the first time, you should format the memory card with the Camera.


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I'm using a SanDisk card...guess I should replace it Shocked

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San Disk is a good brand

but to trouble shooting your problem you have to try another memory card.
You can buy a 1 GB card for a few dollars.

You should also reset the camera:
Look in the camera User Guide index for some mention of resetting the camera back to factory settings.
You may have inadvertently set something that is causing a problem.

I just reread a complete review of the Casio H5 and it brings up some possibilities.

When the reviewer did the performance tests, he was using a San Disk Extreme III memory card.
That card is much faster than a normal memory card.
He would not have run into any speed problems.

The H5 has many continuous shooting modes and if your problem occurs ONLY when using continuous shooting, it would be a sign of needing a faster card.

Just to cover other bases, here are things not to do with a memory card:
Do not use your camera's memory card in another camera or electronic device.
Do not use a card reader/writer to add pictures from your computer to the memory card.
Either of those things can cause a picture file to be over written and you would end up with a corrupt file.


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It's a good brand, but it has been estimated that up to 60% of SD cards are counterfeit. If the price is very low, be suspect.

As Snapshot2 mentions, if you are not already using one, a faster card might be needed. Modern cameras with burst modes and HD video, you should use no less than a class 6 card.

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cheers guys, I decided to buy a new Sandisk 8gb ultra SDHC card from Amazon along with a card reader.

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