Kodak DC3400 Zoom File name strangeness...

Discussion in 'Kodak' started by What The!, Dec 22, 2003.

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    What The! Guest

    I realise this is an old and not "ideal" camera, but my friends has one.
    he's got 4 memory cards. the latest one he bought, a 128MB (Ridata) one, has
    for some reason changed the file naming scheme from DCP_0001.jpg to
    P1002922.jpg. there seems to be no setting for it. the card has been
    formatted with the camera, a couple of "sample" pictures have been uploaded
    to the card after freshly formatted and it still captures the names in the
    'weird' P1000...jpg etc etc way of naming the files. If anyone knows if this
    is "normal" or if its possible to force the camera to change the naming
    scheme please let me know. I've looked on the kodak website support section
    and can't find anything about it.

    What The!, Dec 22, 2003
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    MaxM3 Guest

    In review mode it shows a file name thus : #100-3760
    When downloaded to PC it saves as : DCP_3760.JPG
    Them's the facts!

    See this taken with same camera.
    MaxM3, Dec 22, 2003
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    What The! Guest

    The old 3 CF cards still save the files to the PC when downloaded (using
    direct access to the CF Card with a reader) in the old style naming format,
    but the new card is the only one with the new file naming scheme.

    What The!, Dec 22, 2003
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    MaxM3 Guest

    Then it remains a mystery. I never used higher than a 64 meg card but I
    can't see that would make any difference. There is a reason ... but What The
    ! I tried to use a type II in mine and couldn't ?
    The camera's internal program names the files so try default settings ?
    And you didn't upgrade the firmware?
    MaxM3, Dec 22, 2003
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    Joan Guest

    My 1GB card in a Nikon 775 has consistently named files, but after it had about 200 photos, the next 20 or so were written to another directory. This behaviour had not happend on the old 16MB cards.
    Joan, Dec 22, 2003
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    What The! Guest

    Firware wasn't updated, not sure what version it is at the moment, but when
    an old card is inserted, it names the files in the old style... so very very
    weird.. i thought it might have something to do with the size, but my mate
    doesn't have another spare card of that size to test it with.
    I'll keep my eyes out for any information, but so far i haven't come up with
    much as you say the files are named by the camera and i can't and my mate
    can't see an option to change that.
    What The!, Dec 23, 2003
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    Ian Wharton Guest

    I had a Ridata 512 mb card and a Sandisk 512mb CF card.
    They both worked fine in my Nikon D100 but the Ridata was not recognised by
    my new Apacer internal card reader, but the Sandisk reads fine.
    When I put the Sandisk in my laptop via a pcmcia converter, it reads fine as
    "removabel storage". When I put the Ridata in the same Pcmcia converter, the
    laptop detected a new IDE hard drive, named the Ridata card as drive D: and
    renamed the other drives after it.

    Seems the internals of the Ridata are different to the Sandisk and other
    brand cards. Sandisk treat them as pure memory cards, Ridata treat them as
    mini IDE hard drives.

    Both cards were formatted in the same Nikon D100 camera.

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    Ian Wharton, Dec 26, 2003
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