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Russell A., Camera and Video Technician
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My D50 camera is giving error message "this card cannot be

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my D50 camera is giving error message "this card cannot be used"
it is a new card
can i fix it?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Camera and Video
Expert:  Russell A. replied 1 year ago.


What size (capacity) and type (SD, SDHC, etc...) of the new and old memory cards are you using?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
New card is 4 gb
Not sure about old cards
Is it not enough?
Expert:  Russell A. replied 1 year ago.

Unfortunately, SDHC cards 4gb or larger, it will not work in this camera. Because it was made around 2005-2006, before the larger capacity memory card format was finalized and incorporated, the D50 model can only use SD cards that are 2gb or less in capacity. See the Nikon page at the second link for original recommendations. (2gb cards have the same configuration as 1gb so they are compatible) Please see the link below for a source of the cards that will work.

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