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10-16-2007, 19:46
Just got a reefmaster mini, the manual states that at max res and quality I should get aprox 320 pics from a 1 gig sd chip...Heres the problem, installed the 1 gig chip (sandisk- recommended) and the counter says 320 pics, formatted the chip and now it reads 1300 pics...Two seperate chips did this.
Is this normal?

10-16-2007, 20:53

I don't know anything about Reefmaster cameras but it sounds to me like you have somehow changed the image quality setting on your camera. Check the setting and make sure it set to the camera's best quality setting. That should fix the counter problem that you are having.


10-16-2007, 20:53
It sounds to me like the resolution went down. With max res (2816x2112) you should get +300 pics. With min res (640x480) you'd get 4 times that many. I'd check that first.

10-16-2007, 21:43
It still shows max res and quality and I double checked the setting....Still showing 1300 pics....

10-16-2007, 23:05
shoot a few test shots and see what resolution they are stored as - I agree with everyone else; sure sounds like the camera is storing a different resolution.

One other thing, my daughters cell phone doesn't like SanDisk SD cards - you might try another brand just for fun.

10-17-2007, 19:48
Thanks all for the help. Took it back to LDS and tried the recommended Sandisk SD in a different camera...Formated the chip and voila 320 pics...put back in mine, format and 1200+ pics...

Went home with new camera, just in time for 3 days in Key Largo this weekend....