Kodak DX 7440

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    cb3c Guest

    My Kodak DX 7440 uses SD up to 512 MB. Does anyone know (the manual doesn't say) if it can use a 1GB card, or how I can find out if it does?

    Thanks in advance.
    cb3c, Aug 29, 2006
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    Philippe Guest

    This kinda points to 'No'...

    You'd really want to simply send a quick question to the company though.
    you'll get the definitive answer.

    Philippe, Aug 29, 2006
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  3. Not really! Many cameras manufacturers stop at
    512 in their charts, probably because the charts
    have not changed since the time 512 cards were the
    normal maximum size. And a question may be
    referred to some know nothing. My Nikon similarly
    implied a 256 card was maximum but that isn't
    true. Best bet is to just stick a 1 GB card in
    and try it.
    George E. Cawthon, Aug 29, 2006
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    Philippe Guest

    My point was that a question (via e-mail, costing $0.00) to the
    manufacturer would be a definitive answer..

    Yours is to go out and buy a 1 GB card ($50 on up, depending on
    brand/quality) and hope for the best..

    That about sum it up?

    Philippe, Aug 29, 2006
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    George K Guest

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    C0mdrData Guest

    C0mdrData, Aug 30, 2006
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    Ron Hunter Guest

    Yes, you can. You could borrow a 1GB card.
    Ron Hunter, Aug 30, 2006
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    Ron Hunter Guest

    Well, some people have friends who might have 1GB cards they could try.
    Or a dealer might have one they would let him try in order to make a
    sale. And with 1GB SD cards going for under $20 locally, it isn't a
    large investment.
    Now, the other question is, why? I have a DX6440 (about the same as the
    7440), and it will put 306 pictures on a 256 meg card. Makes one wonder
    at the rationale of buying a card that will have over 1200 pictures....
    Ron Hunter, Aug 30, 2006
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    bluezfolk Guest

    The consensus seems to be yes, the only possible problem I can
    forsee which is rather remote is that due to its programming the
    camera may see the 1G card as a 512M and only use that portion of it.

    bluezfolk, Aug 30, 2006
  10. Nope. My point is that a quick answer that
    confirms that 512 is the maximum may not be
    correct. If you can get a response from someone
    that actually has used a 1GB card, that would be
    fine. I didn't suggest buying a 1 GB; there are
    ways of trying one without cost. You can go to
    Costco buy the card, try it, and if it doesn't
    work return it to Costco for a refund.
    George E. Cawthon, Aug 30, 2006
  11. Only if Kodak hired an MS engineer that use
    programming from the 1980's. But that is
    possible. By this point in the thread it pretty
    much established that it isn't true.
    George E. Cawthon, Aug 30, 2006
  12. I have a DX7440.

    A recently purchased Kingston 1GB SD memory card works fine.

    Good prices here for Canada http://www.softmagic.ca/

    Hap Shaughnessy, Aug 31, 2006
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    ASAAR Guest

    No. It makes one wonder why someone would either use a camera
    whose maximum image size was less than one megabyte, or if it was
    larger, why they'd choose to use less than the maximum resolution
    and least compression. My guess is that your DX6440 is one of
    Kodak's thingies that produces only highly compressed jpeg files.
    Even if the DX7440 can't do any better, one rationale expressed here
    from time to time is that a 512MB card is nearly the perfect size
    since no matter how full the card is, it can be completely backed up
    to a single CD.
    ASAAR, Aug 31, 2006
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    Ron Hunter Guest

    The DX6440 does have rather aggressive compression, (and no adjustment
    for quality) which is usually not a problem. However, I do agree that
    the 512MB card is a better fit for a camera with only 4mp, and average
    compression. Beyond that, you get into the 'too many eggs in the
    basket' problem.
    With the price of flash media these days, there is no excuse for a
    camera with excessive compression, but the DX6440 is a bit over 2 years
    old, when flash media was 8 times as expensive per byte as it is now.
    Ron Hunter, Aug 31, 2006
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    rEn Guest

    I have The Kodak DX4530, and just got a 1 gig SD card from Costco and it works just fine...........
    rEn, Oct 24, 2006
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