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my new camera came with a 4 gig SDHC card - only trouble is, my laptop's 5 years old and will only recognise normal SD cards, not the new HC type

i'm not too hot on IT stuff, but thought i might need something like this:

Integral Single Slot SD / SDHC Card Reader £3.47 - Free Delivery

is that what i need?

or - better still - is there some software i can 'magic' off the internet and load onto the laptop instead? :D
 

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The new memory cards seem to exceed the limits of the readers pretty quick.

My Laptop would not read a 2GB card so I went and got a USB new reader which worked up until I got a 4GB card, no surprises it wouldn't read it so had to get another USB reader and now that one wont read my new 16GB cards and so I have to manually download the pics from the camera via USB!

Laptop built in SD card readers are the worst as they seem to be a few steps behind when they hit production and the firmware doesnt seem very future proof.
I now tell customers before thet buy a laptop that I cant guarantee that the Built in SD card reader will work with their cards.

I'd recommend going for a reader that states that it will work with the biggest card available to day and then In a year or so it will still be usable.
 

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Had the same situation recently when I bought a new camera. My printer however has its own card reader and is newer than my PC so can read it via this. If you have a printer with card reader this is worth a try.
 

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lost my main camera (sony one) in liverpool on the weekend of my 40th, so i bought a 2nd hand little lumix one off ebay so i could have a pcoekt size one
















but then i lost that one as well somewhere in france last month. so i've bought another lumix one off ebay which i (so far) haven't lost yet...
 

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Lost my main camera (Sony one) in Liverpool on the weekend of my 40th, so I bought a 2nd hand little Lumix one off eBay so I could have a pocket size one


But then I lost that one as well somewhere in France last month. So I’ve bought another Lumix one off eBay which I (so far) haven't lost yet...
Which one did you get? I've got a TZ6.
 

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I've got one of those readers. I can confirm that it will read 4Gb SD HC cards - haven't tried anything bigger.

Only £1.90, including postage, from Amazon!
 

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cheers dave :thumbs:


roswell - mine's a TZ3, similar to yours but 7.2 mp and 10x optical zoom. think the TZ6 is 10mp and 12x zoom?
 

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An alternative thought; I have a little socket in my Lumix, which, via the right sort of lead connects directly to PC.
 

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no :p


connecting the camera directly to the computer sounds good - having an external card reader just means somethign else which i will inevitably lose :eek:






now if only i could find that damn usb cable....
 
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