Cameras forum

General discussion

SD memory card help re:using in another camera

by pharlow / June 27, 2006 6:41 PM PDT

I have been given a memory card from a friend to use in my camera, but before i use the camera i need to download her images before deleting them.

I'm worried that as soon as i put her memory card in my camera the images will automatically delete? I think I read this somewhere...although i can't find any infomation in my camera manual.

So my question is, even though the photos have been taken on a completely different camera, will they still show up on my camera so i can download them to my computer? Really do not want to delete her photos.

Thanks for your help Happy

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: SD memory card help re:using in another camera
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: SD memory card help re:using in another camera
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
Take it to self service print places.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 27, 2006 10:24 PM PDT

Most will put such on a CD as files if you don't want to buy a 20 buck card reader. While I've yet to personally have an issue with wipeout I know it can happen. I only have a handful of cameras but in my case I never swap. The 2GB cards fell to 47 bucks so I'm slowly upgrading.

You are right to be careful.


Collapse -
thanks everybody for replying :-)
by pharlow / June 29, 2006 4:04 AM PDT

Bob, i can't believe i didnt think of taking it to one of those self-service things before...thank you Happy I went along today and made a memory disc (i didnt realise how exspensive they are as i always order my prints online)

Thank you for all your advice, I will let you know if it does delete the photos when i put it in my camera (kinda hope it does now i've forked out on self service ;-)...but better to have been safe then sorry)

thanks again

Collapse -
Reusing SD memory
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / June 28, 2006 12:27 AM PDT

I agree with Bob.

I doubt that you will be able to see the photos with your camera anyway.
Cameras tend to expect photo files to have a specific name scheme and be in a particular folder.


Collapse -
Reusing SD memory
by Tecno22 / June 29, 2006 2:17 AM PDT
In reply to: Reusing SD memory

While I was on my springbreak trip I broke my Casio Exilims screen, so I took pictures then transfer the chip to my friends Cannon which used the same ones and I could see all of my pictures then change them and she still had hers... So it doesnt delete the old one...

Popular Forums

Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
Laptops 21,181 discussions
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
Phones 17,137 discussions
Security 31,287 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
Windows 10 2,657 discussions


Your favorite shows are back!

Don’t miss your dramas, sitcoms and reality shows. Find out when and where they’re airing!