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I have a canon powershot SD400 elph. Camera menu

I have a canon powershot SD400 elph. Camera menu will not allow me to format a new SD card. Choice is presented but is not lit up to choose.

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I'm guessing you bought a new 4GB SDHC card. Although it looks exactly the same as a standard SD card, the format the card uses is very different. Unfortunately your camera was designed before the SDHC format came out. Sorry, but a SDHC card will not work with your camera.

You'll need to use standard SD cards (usually those 2GB or less). But if you really want to use a 4GB card, do a Google search for 4GB SD "non HC", with the non HC in quotes. Believe Transcend makes one.

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