Article ID : 00011556 / Last Modified : 08/04/2011

Error: BUFFER OVERFLOW when recording movies.

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This message may appear if the transfer rate of the memory card is too slow and the data cannot be written to the memory card. The error is also caused by repeatedly copying and deleting files on the memory card using a computer.

To resolve this issue, try any of the following:

  • Format the memory card using the camera.

    WARNING: There is a risk of data loss. Formatting will erase all the files from the internal memory. Always backup the files you want to keep on your computer before formatting.

  • Use the following recommended memory cards:
    • SD/SDHC cards with Class 2 or higher
    • MEMORY STICK PRO DUO(Mark2)
    • MEMORY STICK PRO-HG DUO