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What size cf cards can I use?

With the current prices, I am interested in a 16gb cf card for my canon powershot s70. Before I buy one, though, I need to know whether the camera can support it. The manual doesn't say - and in fact they only talk about 512mb cards as though they were the largest (at that time, maybe).

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  • NewYorkLaw May 22, 2008

    Since the camera supposedly supports type 1 and type 2 cards, does that mean the capacity does not matter as long as it's a type 1 or type 2 card?


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Looks like they only tested this cam with 1 GB memcard. Check this out.

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Can i use my memory card from my s70 with any other canon digital camera


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http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/support/consumer/digital_cameras/powershot_a_series/powershot_a70#ServiceAndSupport

Issue: Memory card Error
Solution: Try a different memory card and/or Reformat memory card PowerShot A70


Formatting a CF Card You should always format a new CF card or one from which you wish to erase all images and other data.
caution_a70.gifPlease note that formatting a CF card erases all data, including protected images and other file types. Please check the contents of the CF card before formatting it.
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  2. Press the <MENU> button and select [ tools_icon.gif(Set up)] using direction_arrow_lt.gifor direction_arrow_rt.gif.

    format_menu_1.gif

  3. Select format_icon_a70.gif(Format) using direction_arrow_up.gifor direction_arrow_down.gifand press the <SET> button.

    format_menu_2.gif

  4. Select [OK] using direction_arrow_lt.gifor direction_arrow_rt.gifand press the <SET> button.

    format_menu_3.gif

    • To cancel formatting instead, select [Cancel] and press the <SET> button.
    • The capacity of the CF card displayed after formatting will be less than the rated capacity of the CF card. This is not a malfunction of the CF card or camera.


  5. Press the <MENU> button.
note_icon_a70.gif
  • If the camera does not work properly, the inserted CF card may be malfunctioning. Reformatting the CF card may solve the problem.
  • When a non-Canon brand CF card is malfunctioning, reformatting it may solve the problem.
  • CF cards formatted in another camera, computer or peripheral device may not operate correctly. When that happens, reformat the CF card with this camera.

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