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Question E-PL3 enigma

While in Melbourne over the past 5 days I had unwittingly left the SD card in my laptop back at the hotel when I took the E-PL3 out for a shoot.

Can anyone explain why the first 20 exposures or so appeared to be writing to media before the "No Card" warning appeared on screen ?

Does the camera have an default memory that will write a limited number of images before the warning appears ?

If so, then how are these images accessed ?
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Question Re: E-PL3 enigma

That's strange, I thought the "NO CARD" message came up straight away...

There is a buffer that the sensor data goes through on its way to the card, but I don't think it will "store" images.

If it will, it begs the question: Can you "hot swap" SD Cards if they are full and you have kept shooting...
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Re: E-PL3 enigma

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While in Melbourne over the past 5 days I had unwittingly left the SD card in my laptop back at the hotel when I took the E-PL3 out for a shoot.

Can anyone explain why the first 20 exposures or so appeared to be writing to media before the "No Card" warning appeared on screen ?

Does the camera have an default memory that will write a limited number of images before the warning appears ?

If so, then how are these images accessed ?
I think that model might have a 2GB internal memory (I might be thinking of one of the ultrazoom P&S in our house). I'll check the specs & manual. Edit: Nah, I just checked & there is no internal memory. Sorry.

I did that the other day with my E-M5 of some birds (the feathered kind ), only to discover there was no card.
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Re: E-PL3 enigma

Thanks Ross ... sadly I'm no kind of techie where cams are concerned, like cars, I just drive 'em.

Can't understand why image display occurred after each shot though ???

It happened at Melbourne's botanic gardens, I lost a few nice close ups of cactii.

There'll be another time.
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Re: E-PL3 enigma

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That's strange, I thought the "NO CARD" message came up straight away...

There is a buffer that the sensor data goes through on its way to the card, but I don't think it will "store" images.

If it will, it begs the question: Can you "hot swap" SD Cards if they are full and you have kept shooting...
Thanks anyway, Graham.
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Re: E-PL3 enigma

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Thanks Ross ... sadly I'm no kind of techie where cams are concerned, like cars, I just drive 'em.

Can't understand why image display occurred after each shot though ???

It happened at Melbourne's botanic gardens, I lost a few nice close ups of cactii.

There'll be another time.
And I got caught out too. The [no card] did flash up & disappeared as soon as the shutter button (or was it the play button?) was pressed. I didn't get time to see what it was at first. Just as well it wasn't some other 'pretty bird' photos I lost.
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Re: E-PL3 enigma

Normally I would have remembered to take along a cable to download to the laptop but on this occasion I forgot.

Downloading direct from the card is a hazardous practice for the chronically absent minded, Ross.
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Re: E-PL3 enigma

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Normally I would have remembered to take along a cable to download to the laptop but on this occasion I forgot.

Downloading direct from the card is a hazardous practice for the chronically absent minded, Ross.
It's better to be absent minded than clumsy because that's how I stuffed the connecter in my E520 & hence the card download procedure was adopted.
Besides, it downloads quicker from the card reader.

I might be clumsy, but not dumb (others may disagree) as it gave me a good excuse to get the E30 at the time (although the E520 continues to work).
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Re: E-PL3 enigma

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It's better to be absent minded than clumsy ... I might be clumsy, but not dumb (others may disagree)
So what do you say to a colleague who is afflicted with all three ... Edit: With those words you have encompassed my psychological profile, Ross
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