Higher Gig Cards

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  1. JSD

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    The manual for my Nikon D300 suggests using a maximum 8 gig card . "Others have not been tested". The tech support on nikon.com said the same thing. Has any one used a higher gig card without problems? Why does Nikon say this?

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    I am not sure about the Nikon but I use a Canon and bought a 32g card and it would not work
     
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    What does the owners manual for your camera say to use?
     
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    I use a 4gig SDHC, and an 8gig SDHC and it works great--tons of room.
    I find using too big of a card my photos get unorganized and piled up.

    I was told by the company who sold me my camera ( adorama ) that anything higher than a 16, usually isnt compatible. And my best bet was an 8 Gig SDHC...

    and i think in order for your camera to take an SDHC... it has to sate it somewhere in the manual or on the item...some dont take the Hc cards.
     
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    They guarantee the cameras performance with the specific cards they list in the users manual (San Disk and Lexar), not all 8 GB cards.

    Use any other cards at your own risk. Like they say..."Others have not been tested".

    To state it another way: Nikon has tested the D300's software to the point they know it will reliably write to an 8 GB card. If you use a higher capacity card and have problems, don't look to Nikon for resolution.
     
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    could be some cameras dont have support for the SDHC, idk never tried anything over an 8G on my d90
     
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    I like the idea of having two smaller size cards (2 4 gig instead of 1 8 gig) so if something happens to the card A. I haven't lost everything, and B I have a backup on hand.
     
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    d300's use CF cards, not SD
     
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    oops(cowers in corner) :lmao:
     
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    Thanks KmH, What is the problem with using a higher gig card?
     
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    But d300s uses both :D
     
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    True. But then there's an apostrophe in what I wrote :lol: The joys of grammar.
     

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