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    • ANNA
    • By ANNA 14th May 18, 12:12 PM
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    What memory card for an older camera?
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    • 14th May 18, 12:12 PM
    What memory card for an older camera? 14th May 18 at 12:12 PM
    I've been given a Panasonic Lumix camera from 2004, model DMC-FZ20.

    There is no SD card included. I can see from the booklet that it would have been a 16MB SD card included originally. It mentions getting a multi-media version for shooting videos.

    I want to buy an SD card on eBay/Amazon, but what should I look for? Panasonic customer chat had no information.

    I'd like a newer, faster card if it would work.
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    • Geodark
    • By Geodark 14th May 18, 12:40 PM
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    • 14th May 18, 12:40 PM
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    • 14th May 18, 12:40 PM
    I would be very careful about ordering SD cards from Amazon or Ebay, a lot of them are fake and don't have the memory stated on them.
    • bob_a_builder
    • By bob_a_builder 14th May 18, 1:38 PM
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    • 14th May 18, 1:38 PM
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    • 14th May 18, 1:38 PM
    Buy from a retailer who you know will honor returns without any fuss

    https://www.raymond.cc/blog/test-and-detect-fake-or-counterfeit-usb-flash-drives-bought-from-ebay-with-h2testw/

    Its the class which generally determines speed - 10 being the best

    I have Panasonic DNC-TZ18 (quite old now)- with class 10 16GB - no probems
    Last edited by bob_a_builder; 14-05-2018 at 1:42 PM.
    • googler
    • By googler 14th May 18, 2:01 PM
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    • 14th May 18, 2:01 PM
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    • 14th May 18, 2:01 PM
    Older cameras are likely to have a limit on card capacity, which may not by the capacity of the supplied card. If you don't have a manual for it, look for specs online

    EDIT

    ftp://ftp.panasonic.com/camera/om/dmc-fz20pp_mul_om.pdf

    The table showing how many shots will fit on a card goes up to 1Gb (page 18), so that would seem to suggest that's the maximum it will take....
    Last edited by googler; 14-05-2018 at 2:05 PM.
    • Johnmcl7
    • By Johnmcl7 14th May 18, 2:52 PM
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    • 14th May 18, 2:52 PM
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    • 14th May 18, 2:52 PM
    This model definitely doesn't support SDHC which limits it to 2GB which seem to work apart from for TIFF files:

    https://www.flickr.com/groups/fz20/discuss/72157594149365564/

    John
    • spakkker
    • By spakkker 16th May 18, 12:23 PM
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    • 16th May 18, 12:23 PM
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    • 16th May 18, 12:23 PM
    Don't spend any money on this dinosaur of a camera.
    • googler
    • By googler 16th May 18, 2:28 PM
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    • #7
    • 16th May 18, 2:28 PM
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    • 16th May 18, 2:28 PM
    I've been given a Panasonic Lumix camera from 2004, model DMC-FZ20.

    There is no SD card included.
    Originally posted by ANNA

    Don't spend any money on this dinosaur of a camera.
    Originally posted by spakkker

    Since the OP needs an SD card to make use of it, there seems no alternative but to buy one. Unless you want to donate them a freebie?
    • ANNA
    • By ANNA 16th May 18, 10:40 PM
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    • 16th May 18, 10:40 PM
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    • 16th May 18, 10:40 PM
    I've purchased a Kingston 2GB SD memory card on eBay at 4, hardly a big spend, and I'll let you know how I get on.
    • Quizzical Squirrel
    • By Quizzical Squirrel 16th May 18, 11:02 PM
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    • 16th May 18, 11:02 PM
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    • 16th May 18, 11:02 PM
    Make sure you back up frequently because the card will fail sooner or later.
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