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SDHC High Spedd Card Reader in PowerShort SD500

Hi:

It´s there a way I could Update the firmware of my Powershot SD500 so a 4GB SDHC Card Reader can work?

thanks,

Eliana.

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  • joshjoshjosh Mar 09, 2008

    I'd like to know whether canon SD500 supports high capacity SD cards (HCSD). Thanks.

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Sorry, no. SDHC cards are electronically different than SD cards and will not work in devices not originally designed to accept them. This is a hardware difference and cannot be changed by firmware.

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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.

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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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I've come across many people who say their card isn't locked only to find that the slide switch on the side of the card is indeed in the locked position. Check yours.

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Sorry, but your camera was designed before the 4GB SDHC card came out. Although they look exactly the same as a standard SD card, they are not. Your camera can only use standard SD cards (2GB or less).

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