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CF Card Compatibility

Please let me know what is the maximum capacity of CF Card (like 256MB, 512MB 1GB etc)can used in Canon Powershot A60 digital Camara? Any Specific Makes to be used? What are the Rates?

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  • starlily Nov 09, 2007

    I am getting pink picutres with lines through them; is the CF card damaged; corrupted?



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And for starlily's problem (maani please ignore), this sounds like it might be a defective CCD imager. If so, Canon should fix this for you for free, including free shipping both ways. This is regardless of your camera's warranty status. Please check the following two links for more info:
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Limited only by the size of the memory module that is currently available on the market. 512 to 64gb but over 2GB your camera has to support FAT32 format and I'm not sure if it does. It can connect to a PC running XP so one might assume it handles FAT32 files. Here's some more info:

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