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Change Memory Card with Power ON?

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Unavailable Registered since 09th Jun 2012
Tue 26-Jun-12 10:11 AM

Conventional wisdom says you must turn off your camera when changing memory cards. Canon even does it for you when you open the battery compartment door.

But does it matter any longer? None of us turn off our computers when using their built-in card readers. More importantly, my D800 shows the green activity light and changes the number of photos on the top LCD even when power is off!. This indicates that the memory card is fully powered, even when the power is off.

Assuming he last image write is complete and the green activity light is off is there really any reason to turn the camera off?

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Craig

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