Should I keep separate SD Cards for my mirrorless camera?

Started 11 months ago | Questions thread
Mark B.
Mark B. Forum Pro • Posts: 27,838
Re: Absolutely

IR1234 wrote:

It's very important that cameras only use the SD cards that have been used with them in the past. Never swap cards.

Every different camera stores the data very differently which kinda etches the SD memory into a certain way of working over time. So if you pop the card from Canon to Nikon you may well have problems.


As long as it's formatted in the camera (this should be done every time anyway, even if being used in the same camera again), it's a non-issue.  And I have to say, this "etching" sounds made up.  Do you have a reference for that?? 
Anyway, first thing I do when I pop a card into the camera is format it, no matter where it was used last.

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