Images not writing to SD card

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Fragonard
Fragonard Regular Member • Posts: 256
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Has anyone had images that show on the camera back, but do not write to the SD card.

This happened on my 6d twice, after the first occasion I changed the card and re-set the

camera.

Now today the same thing happened ,does anyone have any idea what is going on?

Canon EOS 6D
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canon5dsquared Regular Member • Posts: 383
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Fragonard wrote:

Has anyone had images that show on the camera back, but do not write to the SD card.

This happened on my 6d twice, after the first occasion I changed the card and re-set the

camera.

Now today the same thing happened ,does anyone have any idea what is going on?

So I know there’s a setting that will allow the camera to take a photo and show it on the LCD screen without a memory card in the camera.

But if you have a SD card in the slot then the camera should be writing the image files to the card.

First, do you always format the memory card in your camera before taking photos?

Second, is your memory card the correct type, class and speed for your 6D? Could the card be faulty or does it work for other applications?

And lastly, there are those little switches on the sides of SD cards, it’s possible the camera won’t write to the card if the card is locked and protected with the switch.

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Fragonard
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Thank you for those points, tried them without being able to replicate the problem.

Still there is an upside,I will have to buy a Canon 6R!

canon5dsquared Regular Member • Posts: 383
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Fragonard wrote:

Thank you for those points, tried them without being able to replicate the problem.

Still there is an upside,I will have to buy a Canon 6R!

Yeah if it’s not your SD card then it’s the camera. Might be less expensive to just have the SD card slot replaced but if you needed an excuse to buy another camera well I guess you got one.

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Stakeouttoo
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as one poster already noted.. might be the LOCK on the SD card.. it should be in the UP position or towards the metal Contacts.. the DOWN position will LOCK it and no pics will be recorded

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GreatWhiteWing Senior Member • Posts: 1,477
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Fragonard wrote:

Has anyone had images that show on the camera back, but do not write to the SD card.

This happened on my 6d twice, after the first occasion I changed the card and re-set the

camera.

Now today the same thing happened ,does anyone have any idea what is going on?

I don't have the 6 but files can get written to a different directory under some circumstances.

BTW I like to reformat the card IN CAMERA after I have verified downloads in an attempt to avoid card errors

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Fragonard
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Thank's for that, but, and a big one, if I could have a flight in a spaceship could I rely on my Canon!

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