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Digital Cam. Known Faults

All the digital cameras today use some form of memory card (flash media) to store the data (pictures and videos).

Memory cards are flash devices, please follow this link to read about the known faults in:

Some of the new digital video cameras are using internal large capacity hard drives instead of memory cards, this case will be handled as a hard drive data recovery procedure, please read the following link about the known faults involved:

We are not fixing any camera problems, we just handle the data recovery process from the memory cards or from hard drives in the case of new digital video cameras.

The most common memory cards today are:

  1. CompactFlash (CF) –  CompactFlash cards can support 3.3V and 5V operation and can switch between the two, in contrast to other small-form factor flash memory cards that can only operate at one voltage. The card was designed based on the PCMCIA PC Card standard and can fit into a PCMCIA slot with an adapter.
  2. Secure Digital Card (SD card) -SD cards are used in many small portable devices such as digital video camcorders, digital cameras, handheld computers, audio players and mobile phones.  SD Memory Cards are now available in capacities between 16 Megabytes and 32 Gigabyte, and still growing.
  3. MiniSD Card – miniSD Memory Card was developed to meet the demands of the mobile phone market. The MiniSD Card provides the same benefits as the SD Card, but is smaller than the original SD Card. MiniSD Cards are typically found in many newer mobile phones with features such as built-in digital cameras, downloading and games, basically the mobile phones where the miniSD can meet the requirements for increased data storage.
  4. MicroSD -Mainly used in mobile phones and other small handheld devices the MicroSD format is currently available in capacities up to 32GB, and it roughly 1/4th the size of the SD card at 15mm W 11mm W 0.7mm.
  5. MultiMediaCard (MMC) -The MultiMediaCard (MMC) standard was introduced by SanDisk and Siemens in 1997. The card itself is 32 mm x 24 mm x 1.4mm and is often used in place of the SD card.
  6. Sony Memory Sticks – light, compact and designed for a wide variety of devices including digital cameras, recorders, and more. With the use of an adapter most Sony Memory Sticks can be used with almost all Memory Stick PRO compatible products.
  7. SmartMedia – considered obsolete despite its popular usage for five years. SmartMedia cards are 45 mm x 37 mm x 0.76 mm and could be found in their peak times in 16MB, 32MB, and 128MB versions.
  8. xD-Picture Card -Abbreviated as xD (Extreme Digital), the xD-Picture Card is a type of removable flash memory designed for use in digital cameras. The xD is ultra-compact with its size of 20mm x 25mm x 1.7mm.

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