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I’m loving the gr ii I bought last week. I decided that for half the price of the gr iii it was a good option. The gr cameras are great generally!
As I said above I decided that at nearly half the price to go for the grii and I’ve not been disappointed. It’s a great camera! Obviously I don’t know if I’d have been even more impressed with the griii but it would be difficult!Traded some gear in with A dealer and fancied trying a GR2. Unfortunately they have sent me a GR, I only realised when I was looking for the WiFi and was checking the current firmware. I have taken a few photos with it and I’m seriously impressed. I know the GR is more or less the same as the GR2 but has anyone gone from the 2 to the 3, there’s about £400 difference but I liked the GR a lot more than I thought I would and now wonder if it’s worth going for the 3 for the improvements and if the extra is worth it.
I’d probably do what you said, format in computer and then again in the camera. But SD cards die so probably just get another, better to have more than one anyway.Hmmm... GR II has eaten my SD card!
It will take about 20 Large shots and then starts to write blank images ("Unmatched file" on playback). The last file will be half-written (you can see half a picture and then a solid area of grey/etc). The telltale sign that it has happened is that the green LED (for focus confirmation) flashes for a VERY long time after taking a shot.
Delete, reformat, repeat = same problem. Change to Small size photos, and it will save about 40+ before the same problem occurs. So it looks like there's a bad block (or similar) and the GR's format process doesn't avoid it, so each time it encounters this point, it writes rubbish.
The time that the GR format command takes is so short that it's definitely not doing a low-level format. So I presume the card is toast - unless there's some way to low-level reformat it on a PC/Mac so that the GR's card-writing process avoids the problem area. Might try that, although I'm not sure I want to trust a damaged card anyway.
The camera and card were babied by me. No mishandling, no water, no nastiness. Only actions that might be tangentially relevant: I did put the card into another camera (Sony) and take some photos, and I once forgot to put in any card, so used the camera memory and then copied the photos from memory to card in the GR. All of that worked fine.
Anyone have any similar experience or advice?