Hi everyone. Newbie to these forums and couldn't find a related thread.
Just got a new Nikon D300s. Camera will take a photo (aperture, shutter speed, autofocus all set), shutter fires, but nothing is stored to memory card. Displays "Folder Contains No Images". Inserted Kodak 2GB SD card Transcend 16GB Class 6 SD card Sandisk Extreme 8GB UDMA CF card Formatted each card in camera. Confirmed no cards are 'Locked' Tried RAW, JPEG and TIFF Qual settings Replaced battery in camera. Camera is telling me I've fired the shutter 88 times. Which is true, but not being stored to memory card. What is going on?
Sun 08-Aug-10 12:18 AM | edited Sun 08-Aug-10 12:55 AM by mikeprofit
Per my original post, formatted each card in the camera, camera confirmed formatting. No images to playback. The image count doesn't decrement. Interestingly if I press Lv, to view through the LCD screen, the image appears for less than a second, then disappears. Looks like I'm going to have to return. Curious if anyone has heard of this problem or if I am doing something really stupid. BTW the SD cards work no problem in my older D80 body.
*Update* Nikon just got back to me and said those SD won't work with the body, which I find hard to believe as they work no problem with D80. They said the CF may be corrupt. Really? 3 cards all problematic.
Anyone know of a call center number for Nikon I can try? Thx
The camera has a setting to allow photos to be take with no card. It is used for tethered shooting. Change the setting to Release Locked rather than the default - Release Enabled. With Release Locked your camera will not fire without a memory card.
If your memory card is invalid, you probably won't see a counter with the number of frames remaining in the LCD.
Thanks Eric. Just checked that release setting and it was on the default. Agree on the cards, don't believe it's that. Maybe I just got a FOOB. I'll give it another day in case anyone else can help and then I'll return.
I also have a D300s that is doing the EXACT same thing. It seems that it occurs more often with the compact flash card vs the SD. But like you I've tried different cards, all our high speed or UDMA etc... In addition, sometimes the camera will act like it is saving a picture to the card but instead it displays an old photo during the instant review..and still does not record. Very Confusing.