SDXC FAQs

What is SDXC?

SDXC™ (SD Extended Capacity) is an SD™ memory card format that is based on the SDA 3.0 specification. Today, SD and SDHC™ cards, which are based on the SDA 2.0 specification, can reach capacities up to 32GB. The SDA 3.0 specification, on the other hand, enables SD cards to "extend" beyond this 32GB capacity limit and reach higher capacities: from 32GB up to 2TB.

SDXC memory cards use the newer "exFAT" file system that is more efficient for SDXC's large capacities, while SD and SDHC memory cards use the FAT32 file system. This difference is the reason that the new SDXC format is NOT backwards compatible with host devices that only take SD (128MB to 2GB) or SDHC (4GB to 32GB) cards.

PLEASE NOTE: Use of SDXC memory cards in non-SDXC compatible host devices may result in data loss, as the non-SDXC hosts do not understand the file system. Contact your device manufacturer for details.

To ensure compatibility, look for the SDXC logo on both cards and host devices (cameras, camcorders, etc.).

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What operating systems (exFAT file system support) are compatible with SDXC cards?

Please reference: https://www.sdcard.org/consumers/sdxc_capabilities/using_sdxc/

Operating System

exFAT support?

Other Suggested Updates

Windows® 7

Supported

These Microsoft® updates correct a size reporting issue

Windows VistaTM (SP 2)

Requires update to Service Pack 2 (SP2)

Download Service Pack 2 (with exFAT support)

These Microsoft updates correct a size reporting issue

Windows XP

Requires exFAT patch update

Download exFAT patch update

N/A

Mac OS® X

Supported on Mac® Mini released in June 2010, iMac® released in July 2010, and MacBook Air® computers released in October 2010.

Else, requires Mac OS X version 10.6.5 or later

N/A

Note: Lexar recommends the use of the SD Formatter tool to correctly format SDXC cards (as opposed to the native OS formatting tools). Install the SD 3.0 formatter

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Can I use an SDXC memory card with an SDHC host device?

No. SDXC cards are only compatible with devices that support the SDXC format. Refer to the chart below for a complete listing of SD host devices and the memory cards each supports.

Host device
(ex. cameras, video camcorders, phones, readers, etc.)

  Memory cards supported

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SDXC cards and host devices:
- SDXC memory cards can ONLY be used with SDXC host devices. Look for the SDXC logo on the host device to ensure compatibility.
- SDXC memory cards will NOT work with SD/SDHC host devices.

Host device compatibility with memory cards:
- SDXC host devices can use and support SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory cards.
- SDHC host devices can use and support both SD and SDHC memory cards.

- SD host devices can only use and support SD memory cards.

Note that the Lexar 24-in-1 Card Reader (LRW024URBxx) reader is compatible with SDXC cards, provided that the PC operating system supports exFAT file format.

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What devices in the market today support the SDXC card format?

The following is a list of products that are compatible with SDXC, as of March 2011. Please verify compatibility with device manufacturer prior to purchasing.

CANON

1080p DVC (Digital Video Camcorder)
Vixia   M3

DSC (Digital Still Camera)
Powershot A3100
Powershot A3100 IS
Powershot A495
Powershot A490
Powershot G12
Powershot S95
Powershot SX30 IS
Powershot SX130IS
Powershot SD4500 IS
Powershot S210IS
Powershot SD1400IS
PowerShot SX230 HS
PowerShot ELPH 500HS
PowerShot ELPH 300HS
PowerShot ELPH 100HS
PowerShot A3300 IS
PowerShot A2200
PowerShot A1200
PowerShot A800

DSLR(Digital SLR)
EOS Rebel T2i (EOS 550D)
EOS 60D
EOS Rebel T3/T3i

 

PANASONIC

HD DVC (Digital Video Camcorder)
HDC-HS60
HDC-TM55
HDC-SD60
HDC-TM60
HDC-HS700K
HDC-TM700K
HDC-SDX1H
HDC-SDT750K
HDC-TM90
HDC-SD90
HDC-HS80
HDC-RM80
HDC-SD80
HDC TM40
HDC-SD40

SD DVC (Digital Video Camcorder)
SDR-H100
SDR-T70
SDR-S70

3D (Digital Video Camcorder)
HDC-SDT750K
HDC-HS900K
HDC-SD800K

DSC (Digital Still Camera)
Lumix DMC-FH22
Lumix DMC-FH20
Lumix DMC-FH3
Lumix DMC-FH1
Lumix DMC-FP3
Lumix DMC-FP2
Lumix DMC-FP1
Lumix DMC-F3
Lumix DMC-F2
Lumix DMC-GH2
Lumix DMC-GF2
Lumix DMC-G2
Lumix DMC-ZR3
DMC-FP5
DMC-FH27K
DMC-FH25
DMC-FH5
DMC-FH2
DMC-S3
DMC-S1
DMC-ZS10
DMC-ZS8
DMC-FX700K
DMC-TS10R
DMC-LX5
DMC-FZ100K
DMC-FZ40K

Interchangeable Lens  (Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens)
DMC GH2
DMC GF2
DMC G2
DMC G10
DMC-GF2C
DMC-GF2K


NIKON

DSLR (Digital SLR)
D3100
D7000

DSC (Digital Still Camera)
CoolPix S8000
CoolPix S8100
CoolPix S1100pj
CoolPix P7000
CoolPix S80
CoolPix P500, P300
CoolPix S9100, S6100, S4100, S3100
CoolPix L120, L24

 

OLYMPUS

DSLR(Digital SLR)
E5

Interchangeable Lens  (Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens)
E-PL2

DSC (Digital Still Camera)
TG-610
TG-810, TG-310
SZ-30MR, SZ-20
XZ-1

 

PENTAX

DSLR (Digital SLR)
K-r
K-5

DSC (Digital Still Camera)
Optio S1


SONY

DSLR (Digital SLR)
A55
A33
A580

DSC (Digital Still Camera)
CyberShot TX5
CyberShot TX7
CyberShot TX9
CyberShot T99
CyberShot WX9
CyberShot HX5V/B
CyberShot H70
CyberShot W560
CyberShot T99
CyberShot H55

Interchangeable Lens  (Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens)
ANEX-5
ANEX-3

HD DVC (Digital Video Camcorder)
HDR-XR550V
HDR-CX550V

SD DVC (Digital Video Camcorder)
DCR SR88
DCR SX83

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I've accidentally inserted my SDXC card into a PC or host device that does not support SDXC and re-formatted the card. The SDXC card no longer works with SDXC host products. What can I do to return to the SDXC format?

If you accidentally insert your SDXC card into a PC that does not support SDXC (using a direct SD slot or USB reader/writer), the following messages may appear:

Non-compatible PC

If you accidentally insert your SDXC memory card into an SDHC host product that is not compliant, the following messages may appear:

Non-compatible Host Product

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To return to the SDXC format on your card, please install the SD 3.0 formatter:

For more information on SDXC, please visit the SD Association website

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