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My Powershot 450sd camera is not reading 4GB SDHC

Hi, I have a Powershot 450sd camera. I bought a 4GB SDHC memory card and put it in. When i turn on the camera i get a "Memory Error". I checked the memory in my BB device and it works.

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  • talk2mun Dec 29, 2008

    also...i did try to format it with the Camera but the option is not available.

  • Anonymous Dec 30, 2008

    HI, Thanks. But when i read up on the website about the compatibility for this camera and it should accept SDHC up to 32GB...so i am confused!!

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SDHC memory cards are relatively new, and are sadly compatible with only the newest model cameras. For your model camera, recommend a maximum 2GB standard SD card. Fortunately, these days a 2GB card is very inexpensive.

Posted on Dec 29, 2008

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    CameraR Jan 01, 2009

    You do have an SD450 right? As per the the Canon website and the SD450 user guide, the SD450 camera was only designed for standard SD and MMC cards.

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Apparently IXUS 55 is not compatible with a 4GB SD card. Use a 2GB and you would be fine.

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