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    Question How big a card can a GF1 handle

    What is the largest card I should use in the GF1?

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    Re: How big a card can a GF1 handle

    Hi and welcome.

    I have seen folk mention a range of between 4Gb and 32Gb.

    I hope this helps.

    Regards. Barr1e

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    Re: How big a card can a GF1 handle

    The GF1 is SDHC compliant, so that covers cards up to 32GB. You can also use an SDXC card on the GF1. SDXC cards are available up to around 256GB to date and the technical limit is 2TB.

    Large capacity is not necessarily synonymous with fast transfer rates, incidentally.

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    Re: How big a card can a GF1 handle

    Thanks. I was having problems with a 16gb card, and was concerned about a capacity issue. It must be a corrupt card.

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    Re: How big a card can a GF1 handle

    How spooky is that? SanDisk just called to ask if I wanted to have a look at their 64GB SDXC card...

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    Re: How big a card can a GF1 handle

    The size of the card would be any size that you prefer. Keep in mind though that using one very large capacity card rather than a few smaller ones carries the, however slight, risk of a corrupt card causing total loss of your efforts.

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    Re: How big a card can a GF1 handle

    Quote Originally Posted by Ians Tata View Post
    The size of the card would be any size that you prefer. Keep in mind though that using one very large capacity card rather than a few smaller ones carries the, however slight, risk of a corrupt card causing total loss of your efforts.

    Jeff
    This is true. The default file system on an SDXC card isn't going to work in an HC device. You will have to reformat. The camera may or may not be able to do it properly. And they are less stable in the file systems designed for smaller partitions. But I use SDXC cards in HC MP3 players and have never had issues. There is always risk with storage.
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    Re: How big a card can a GF1 handle

    The GF1 was SDXC compliant from the start, so I don't envisage any compatibility issues or need for reformatting. I'll check this when I get the SanDisk card later this week.

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    Re: How big a card can a GF1 handle

    Quote Originally Posted by Ian View Post
    The GF1 was SDXC compliant from the start, so I don't envisage any compatibility issues or need for reformatting. I'll check this when I get the SanDisk card later this week.

    Ian

    Should bre fine if it's xc compliant. I thought it was only hc compliant. I always reformat in camera with a new card though. the camera should do it to whatever file system it uses natively.
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    Re: How big a card can a GF1 handle

    Quote Originally Posted by ReggieB View Post
    Should bre fine if it's xc compliant. I thought it was only hc compliant. I always reformat in camera with a new card though. the camera should do it to whatever file system it uses natively.
    Yes, the GF1 was the first Lumix G camera to support SDXC.

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