I have a D5100 and just picked up a 32GB prospec SDHC memory card. I formated it and fird a couple of shots and got a message saying the either the card was defective or that card couldn't be used in the camera. I tried formatting it again and got 6 or 7 shots before I got the same message. I didn't see any spec in the owner's manual indicating a limit for the size of memory card that could be used. Is there a limit for the size of memory card that can be used in the 5100?
#1. "RE: GB Memory Card Limit 5100" In response to Reply # 0
There are 4 32GB cards and 2 64GB Cards listed as Approved on page 207 of the D5100 Users Manual. Therefore the capacity of the card is not the problem. Did you format the card in the camera? If so, I would suspect the card is defective or corrupted. Is it a ProSpec card purchased at Calumet? Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!
#2. "RE: GB Memory Card Limit 5100" In response to Reply # 1
Yes, it is a ProSpec that I got from Calumet. Formatted it in the camera. The list of approved cards on p207 does not list ProSpec cards (although there is a refernce to Professional brand - any relation between Professional and ProSpec?)
#4. "RE: GB Memory Card Limit 5100" In response to Reply # 2
The list of approved cards on p207 does not list >ProSpec cards (although there is a refernce to Professional >brand - any relation between Professional and ProSpec?)
No! The Manual is referring to Lexar Professional SDHC cards. The ProSpec cards have a lifetime warranty so you should have no problem exchanging it for another one. I would recommend trying the new one out in the store to make sure it works correctly just in case. Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!
#5. "RE: GB Memory Card Limit 5100" In response to Reply # 4
I recently put a Transcend 64GB SDXC card in my D5100. It's not on the approved list and not that fast. A: I don't need speed and B: It was going dead cheap at £40.I have experienced no problems with this card.
#7. "RE: GB Memory Card Limit 5100" In response to Reply # 6
Last night I formatted the card again and ran it 'til it failed. the first time it failed after the second shot. The second time it failed after six shots. After formatting it the third time, I had to run it out to almost 700 shots before it failed.
I vaguely remember that with a computer hard disk, any bad sectors are marked so that the computer doesn't try to write to them. Could the same thing be happening here?
As far a speed is concerned, it comes in handy if one is trying to make a series of continuous shots. I was trying to get birds flying between a bush and a bird feeder - a distance of about 3 feet. I set the camera on a tripod, aimed the camera between the bush and the feeder and set the focus to manual. Then, as soon as I saw movement, I woulld fire a 3 to 5 shot burst. Got some great pix, but missed others while the camera was writing to the card. That's why I wanted the faster card.