List of problematic cards. Class 6 and 10 only
11 October 2012
These card issues should be solved with firmware v0.49.
The following card problems only apply to firmware v0.41 and below
Currently there is a compatibility issue with certain high class rating (Class 6 and Class 10) cards. The symptom is an early cutoff at about 15-60 seconds.
The card will suddenly stop recording and remain in an undefined state. It may not even be recognized by the camera any longer.
The camera does not have any problem with slower class ratings, *so I suggest you use class 4 certified cards until this issue is resolved
, but please read "Bad cards" at the end of this posting before buying.
*There is one exception to this rule. The Sandisk 16GB class 4 has also been reported as not being recognized by the camera. Do not use this card, your camera may not perform as expected and it may not even turn on.
The camera's LED may also not function correctly when in-camera formatting these problematic cards, but the formatting will be done correctly. Allow 10 seconds if there is no visual indication when the formatting is finished.
Who else has similar problems with cards not listed? Please post so I can keep this list updated and warn others.
I will only list the first person
who reports the problem for a specific card, otherwise this list will be too long. I'll try and keep this post updated.
I have had reports that the AVI firmware may work with some of the problematic cards listed, so it may be worth trying. However, you should be warned that the AVI output is non-standard. The AVI files are fine for viewing, but not for editing.
There is absolutely no advantage in using higher class-rating cards but only disadvantages. Class 4 cards are easily fast enough for these cameras
It is a myth that you will have less dropped frames if you use a faster card with this camera!
These cards will most probably not work in the #16 with firmware 0.18
• Silicon Power 4GB Class 10
• HP 8GB class 10
• Kingston 8GB Class 10
- But successful here
• PNY 8 GB Class 10 - In camera formatting not possible with this card
• Kingston 16 GB Class 10
• Mustang 16GB Class 10
• Samsung 16GB Class 6
• Samsung 16GB Class 10
but works here
• Sandisk 16GB Class 4 cards - See comments above/below - do not use
• Transcend 16GB Class 6
• Traxdata 16GB Class 6
• Kingston 32GB Class 10
• Lexar 32GB Class 10
• PNY 32GB Class 10
Three users (FIVE
) have reported problems with Sandisk 16GB Class 4 cards. This is the only
Class 4 card with known problems. The camera most probably has nothing to do with the problem, but these cards suddenly flip to write-protect and thus become unusable. There is no way you can format or use these cards once they become write protected. Your only hope is to exchange them on warranty.
*Caution. It has also been reported the Sandisk 32GB class 6 cards may also flip to read-only if the battery becomes depleted during recording. I use these cards a lot, and to date have never had any problems.
These cards have been said to work, but no guarantee they will work in your camera
• Centon 4GB Class 6
• FujiFilm 4GB Class 6
• Kingston 4GB Class 6
• Samsung 4GB Class 6
• Transcend 4GB Class 6
• Adata 8GB Class 6 (PM)
• Samsung 8GB Class 10
• Transcend 8GB Class 6
• Transcend 8GB Class 10
• NoName 8GB Class 10 (yes, the card is unmarked, it has no brand name!)
• AmazonBasics 16GB Class 10
• HP 16GB Class 10
• Patriot 16GB Class 10
• Transcend 16GB Class 10
• Samsung Essential 32GB Class 10
• Sandisk 32GB Ultra (Class 6) but see *Caution above
• Transcend 32GB Class 10
(in-camera formatted to FAT32)
• Sandisk 64GB Mobile Ultra XC1 (Class 6) but see *Caution above