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Retrieval of pictures taken without a memory card

HELP!!!!! I took some very important pictures at a family event and did not realize that I had taken the memory card out. Is there any way to retrieve these pictures???I am desperate because they were taken for someone else and can not be recreated. I will be eternally grateful if someone can help me fix my screwup!!! Canon Rebel EOS XTi

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  • pd503 Apr 06, 2008

    The menu has an option for shooting without a memory card (which is what it was set on).

  • pd503 Apr 06, 2008

    How do I know if there is an internal memory? I do not have the manual. There is an option to shoot without a card so shouldn't tht mean there is an internal memory?

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No worries , the EOS 400 has a 27MB Internal Memory,
the pictures are still inside the camera, you need yo connect it to a computer without sd card inside using camera software and the usb cable provided.

You should also be able to view the pictures into your camera internal memory if you remove the memory card.

Posted on Apr 06, 2008

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    Ginko Apr 06, 2008

    If you remove memory card your camera will show the pictures held in his internal 27 megs memory, as if it was memory card. Same if you connect to computer with no memory card inside.
    This is all.

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    Ginko Apr 06, 2008

    Regarding the manual,
    Here is the ]
    INSTRUCTION MANUAL

    Here is the whitepaper

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Dear Sir or Madam

As the others have stated you have probably lost the pictures for good. After checking with the company I found that this camera is able to take pictures without any memory card in it. You'll see the preview for a brief moment and it just won't save.

There is no other way and hopefully maybe someone else was taking pictures of the same things that you were. Please rate this solution as fixed since there is no possible way in the world to get those pictures back. I am so sorry for your loss, my family has had similar problems with our digital camera losing important pictures that we were never able to get back.

Please let me know if you need any further help. thank you and good luck.

Please just try and enjoy the day and know the people you know and love are more important than the pictures.

Posted on Apr 06, 2008

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    Benjamin Patri Apr 06, 2008

    The camera was just using its RAM to store the pictures which once you switch the image it is gone for good.

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Hi,

I am sorry to say that there is no way to recover thosse pics.You can try connecting your camera to the PC with the USB and see if any window pops out.If it comes then see if there is any option to view the folders.Open up the folder and see if you find any pics.

Goodluck,
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  • Priya darshan Apr 06, 2008

    Internal memory is usually pretty small. Even on more modern cameras.It is really not possible to get those images.

  • Priya darshan Apr 06, 2008

    Ok,

    Here is another solution which you can try out.Connect your camera with the USB cable to the printer and try to take a printout.YOu can try using PictBridge software for that.

    For more details check this out

  • Priya darshan Apr 06, 2008

    Ok,
    Here is another solution which you can try out.Connect your camera with the USB cable to the printer and try to take a printout.YOu can try using PictBridge software for that.
    For more details check this out

    Please don't forget to rate this solution if it has helped you..

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Does the camera have a internal picture storage memory? or is the memory card always required?

If there is no internal memory, then the fact is that you where shooting a film without the film itself. There is noting you, me or someone else can do.

I'm sorry.

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When you take pictures on anyy digital camera, the picture is stored onto the memory card. In your case, since the memory card was full, the picture was deleted the second you stopped looking at it. (from when you took it) I would try uplinking the camera to a computer to see it the pictures somehow made it to the camera, but other than that im sorry.

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