CoolPix SD Card Problem?

Discussion in 'UK Photography' started by Alex Barrow, Jul 8, 2008.

  1. Alex Barrow

    Alex Barrow Guest

    Hi All,

    Hope this is the correct newsgroup to post this question......


    I have just bought a Nikon Coolpix S210 camera, and I inserted my 2GB SD
    card into it which i have been previously using with my Casio exilim ex-2110
    camera.

    The problem is, i dont appear to see my photos i previously took on my casio
    camera, I do see the new ones ive taken since on the coolpix.

    BUT, interesting if i put the SD card back into the Casio, i get all my old
    photos, and the new ones ive just taken on the coolpix.

    Is this a new `feature` that you can only view the photos taken on a
    specific camera now or something?,or a bug with my new camera. I dont
    understand why i can get both sets of photos on my casio, but only the new
    ones on the coolpix?

    The files are standard JPGs too as far as i know!

    Any ideas on how to get around this?

    Many Thanks
     
    Alex Barrow, Jul 8, 2008
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  2. This is possibly related to the EXIFF data which is added to the
    start of each JPEG file by the respective cameras. Most software can
    read and display JPEGS regardess of the presence or absence of EXIFF
    data - and maybe the Casio works in this way whereas the Canon
    maybe requires the correct EXIFF data showing that the JPEG
    originated on a Canon.


    michael adams
     
    michael adams, Jul 8, 2008
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  3. Canon changed to Nikon.



    This is possibly related to the EXIFF data which is added to the
    start of each JPEG file by the respective cameras. Most software can
    read and display JPEGS regardless of the presence or absence of EXIFF
    data - and maybe the Casio works in this way whereas the Nikon
    maybe requires the correct EXIFF data showing that the JPEG
    originated on a Nikon.


    michael adams
     
    michael adams, Jul 8, 2008
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  4. Alex Barrow

    Alex Barrow Guest

    Thanks Michael.

    Bit of a pain that though, and surely its a way to ensure you only get their
    make of camera again?

    is there anything i can do, to view all jpgs? like either something in
    the camera settging, or in the jpg data?

    Many thanks!
     
    Alex Barrow, Jul 8, 2008
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  5. Ideally you should be downloading them all to a computer in any case, either
    directly, or via a USB memory card reader - around £10 in Maplin.

    Then you can simply sort them into folders of your choosing, and view
    them all in whatever program you have set as your default, for displaying
    jpegs.

    For post processing and general editing, Paint Shop Pro offers almost as
    many features as Photoshop, and version 8 which works in all versions of
    Windows from 98 to XP at least can be had for around £15 to £20 on eBay.
    All new and legitimate OEM stock.

    Version 8 is the first version of PSP which displays all the EXIFF data -
    date and time taken( assuming this has been set correctly), camera
    model, internal software version, f stop, shutter speed, any on camera
    adjustments etc. etc. all of which can come in useful when comparing results.
    PSP also allows you to add a title and additional notes to each image, for
    subsequent display in PSP but this can lead to rather bloated file sizes.


    michael adams

    .....
     
    michael adams, Jul 9, 2008
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  6. Alex Barrow

    Trev Guest

    In
    Psp 9 has the Digital camera noise reducer. Still one of the best even now
    Plus the Chromatic aberration removal. I would not expect there to be much
    price difference and both tools are worth there weight
     
    Trev, Jul 9, 2008
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  7. Alex Barrow

    Rob Morley Guest

    If it is an EXIF problem you could try running the affected images
    through EXIFStripper, a small Windows freeware program that removes the
    EXIF tags.

    http://www.evilmaster.net/index.php?page=tools
     
    Rob Morley, Jul 9, 2008
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  8. Alex Barrow

    Alex Monro Guest

    It's probably unwise to use the same memory card in cameras from
    different manufacturers without reformatting the card in the camera in
    which it will be used - you're likely to end up with filesystem
    corruption due to minor differences in the way the cameras handle the
    writing of images to the card. Get another card for the Nikon - you
    can get 2GB SD cards for less than six quid these days.

    See here:

    http://www.picstop.co.uk/Secure-Digital-SD

    To reduce the chances of corruption, it's also a good idea to reformat
    the card in the camera after uploading the pictures to the computer,
    rather than deleting them individually, or even doing delete all.
     
    Alex Monro, Jul 9, 2008
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  9. It says in the guide for my Fuji camera that you can't view photo files on
    the memory card that you've taken in another camera so I would imagine
    that's true of the Coolpix.
    Regards Mike.
     
    Mike Cawood, HND BIT, Jul 13, 2008
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