There are many things which are different from one digital camera to another. But one thing is common in all, all the digital cameras need memory card to store all images. There are also exceptions to it as there are few cameras which come with the huge internal memory. But if you are having a camera with memory you must take proper care of it and get the best result out of it. Here are some of the tips to care of your memory card.
If disaster happens-stop shooting
If there is any problem or disaster and if you accidently delete any of the images and if there is any card error message then you should immediately stop to use the memory card. If this situation arise then it is not necessary that you will lose the images and if lost you can still recover the images. The only thing you have to do at that moment is to stop using the card or it might happen that you overwrite other images of yours. Data recovery tools or services can help you to restore your images for you.
Delete images on your computer and not in your camera
Life of your card can be shortened if you are deleting the images from your card while your card is still in your camera. The rule says that lesser you remove the card longer will be the life of your card. If you delete all the images together after uploading them rather than deleting it one by one, it can prove to be more useful. It’s good to use erase cycle rather than using them again and again.
Remove the card safely when it is connected to your computer
After you complete the process of uploading the image to your computer make sure that the proper procedure for ejecting the card is followed. In case of OXS, this means that you have to right click the drive which is assigned to your card and then hit eject. In case of windows, you can use the option of safely remove hardware in your system tray for removing the card along with the card reader.
Using multiple card can be a better option than one
It can happen that you are on an important trip and your card fails. Having an another card in option can make you sure that your camera don’t stop. Another benefit is that if you lose the data on one card then you have the photos of that in the other card. Along with benefits, it also carries some drawbacks as you have to keep track on multiple cards. But it is advisable to rotate three cards at one shoot.
Reformat your cards periodically
It is advisable to reformat your card every now and again. This will clear out any data, file names and images on your card and set up as fresh for your camera. It s but obvious that you should do this only after you have taken a backup for them otherwise you will lose the data.