I've had my D7000 a few months and I'm starting to notice the camera is not displaying all of my images. For example, I was on the lake shooting some pictures and when I went back to look at some of them, a few were showing "cannot display this file" on the screen during preview. I thought I might have an SD card going bad so to test this, I put my slot2 in backup mode. Shot more picture and then when I display one that got the error message, I went to the backup version of the file on the 2nd card and it tells me the same thing for that exact picture. It's got to be something within the camera since both cards are doing the same thing. My SD cards are a couple of Sandisk Extreme III 8gigs C10 cards. I format these in my camera always so the formatting is not an issue. I've heard numerous other Nikon users have this same problem on other boards but none are coming up with a solution. Any ideas?
D7000 Displaying "Cannot display this file" error on some photos(13 posts) (10 voices)
The only time I have seen that problem was with a bad memory card (happened to be a knockoff). I got a "Sandisk Extreme" Class 10 card from a guy on eBay that turned out to be an obvious fake (had "Made in Taiwan" stamped on the back and was slower than a class 4 card of another brand). I went ahead and tried it since he insisted that I try it and if I wasn't happy, he would allow me to return it. I managed to get the "Cannot display this file" a couple times when testing by setting the camera to jpeg and shooting 20 something continuous pictures at 6fps. At least I got my money back on that one. After getting some genuine Sandisk Extreme Pro cards (noticeably faster and had the Sandisk logo and "Made in China" both etched on the back), I haven't had the issue once since. I even managed to take about 50 jpegs in a continuous burst one time without a single error.
@cozment: I don't know how the camera writes in the two slots at the same time, maybe it writes on the first one and then copies the file to the second.. therefore if the first one gets corrupted, also the second will get corrupted as well. (therefore that conclusion may not be correct). Did you try the cards on a computer and check that you can write files and then read them?, if yes, you got a faulty cards and you may get a replacement for it.
@VelocityStop: In hebrew I may say: I'm not to rich to buy cheap., that is, sometimes people take advance from others by selling bad products for cheap.. and you end up by spending more than you expect.
I had a similar problem with a 32GB Transcend CF card, that was fake @%#^^&#&..
guys, if the two cards are the same, then I would guess that they were bought form the same retailer and may be identical, therefore the problem could be with both cards.
cozment: is it posibble for you to try a different card in your primary slot and see if the problem goes away.
let us know the outcome.
Here's some additional information. First, the cards are authentic and I bought them from BH Photo. I also received a rebate from San Disk that was going on at the time. I'm not sure how the camera writes to the second card whether it takes images from the 1st card and transfers it over or does it write to both at the same time. Last night, i did pull the images from the camera over to my computer. All of the images that would not show on the camera pulled over fine to the computer and the images are viewable on the computer. So, I would think this proves the cards are ok. I still think this is a camera issue. These were JPG files and I've heard numerous people having the same issues with different cards. I'm going to reformat both cards again in the camera and do some additional testing. I'm also going to upgrade to this latest firmware to see if that helps.
I've been having the "Cannot Display This File" problem as well on my D7000 for several months. I shoot mostly large JPEGs with the Normal quality setting along with the "Optimal Quality" JPEG compression setting. The problem occurs about 10% of the time. (I have gotten this error on Class 6 Sandisk 4 GB Extreme cards and Class 10 Sandisk 8 GB cards.) The file, when transferred to the computer is fine. The small thumbnail, when displayed on the camera during playback, shows a red "X" where the image should be. I can, however, enlarge an affected image--I just can't see it full frame on playback. After numerous discussion with the Nikon tech person, it was suggested that I see if this problem occurs when shooting NEF files, or when using the default "Size Priority" JPEG compression option. I've shot about 200 NEF files with NO ERRORS. When shooting JPEGs with the "Size Priority" compression setting I also saw NO ERRORS after shooting approximately 400 images! This strongly suggests to me that the problem is a firmware issue dealing with the "Optimal Quality" compression algorithm. I mentioned this possibility to the Nikon person but all he said was that maybe I should send the camera in to be evaluated.
try and elimate the simple and cheap things first.
use differnt brand of card of the highest quality you can afford.
90% of the time the card is at fault, remember they are consumables and get used up, they do not last forever, writing and rewriting can only be done so many times and then you start to get problems with them.
try a different card before you blame the camera.
Hello to all... I have some news for all the SD Card users, no matter which brand are you using (I mean from the genuine ones).. soon or later you will start getting the problem mentioned above..
Question: What was the number of times you filled the card and then downloaded (erasing) all the info from it?
To make the story short: After talking to the Customer Support and with the main Developers of one of the well known SD Card manufacturers, I was notified that the number of times you can use the card in a reliable form is limited, not +100.000 times as flash memory used on electronics, but the number may be less than a thousand... therefore, be aware of this limitation.
I had this D7000 for little less thena year and I am running to the issue "Cannot display file" error and then on it corrupts the remaining files and it wont even allow it to open in my computer. I tried with different memory cards, it will be okay with the first few pictures and then i will get this error. This is very annoying and I lost some of the very good moments of my life.
Is anyone figured out the resolution ?. I am going to be trying the optimum size priority and see how it goes.
My D7000 did that a few times. I ended up zeroing the card out with a disk utility then reformatted the card in the camera. After I did that the card hasn't misbehaved since.
I never just erase an individual file, I always reformat the card IN THE CAMERA after each download of data to the computer.
I try to remember to swap the cards out once every few months with another pair of cards, or after about once every 100 or so use/erasure cycles. By the time I'll get to about 1,000 erasure cycles, I'll be buying new again with double or more the capacity and speed.
I have never had card problems using this 'system'.
As others have said, most of the time, the problem is the card, and that they are consumables. They will get used up at some point, even if that is after a zillion writes (probably about 100,000 write operations). Don't bother, just save yourself the frustration and lost images - discard any that don't work flawlessly after a few hundred uses, the cost for most cards isn't pennies, but it isn't so much that you'll go broke over it - and its just a fraction of the cost of the camera anyway, so don't worry too much about it.
@cozment - I think this looks like the solution is in the postings above, but I would just add this:
OK, you still got it when using the second slot as jpeg backup, but why didn't you try using .nef with .jpeg in the second slot? From what has been written above, I would have expected that to either completely or stopped 50% of the problem.
I have sometimes experienced a blank view screen, that has a red box with a red cross in the centre of it, in the corner of the screen, while reviewing pictures on the back of the camera. I have always taken it to be the result of deleting individual frames in camera too often, as I never get the problem otherwise? Could the OP's problem be anything to do with this?
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