Question about Canon PowerShot A520 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Memory card Hi I have canon power shot A520 I want to upgrade my memory card.Which card I should buy? and what capacity?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Canon Master
  • 5,568 Answers

If you no longer have your manual, download it here; it will have all the detail you need:

http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&tabact=DownloadDetailTabAct&fcategoryid=320&modelid=11125

Posted on Jul 16, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I have a Canon Power Shot A520.... The memory card is locked and I don't know how to unlock it... Can you help me?


SD and SDHC cards have a slide switch along one edge. The position farthest from the contacts locks the card, protecting it from writes. The position nearest the contacts unlocks the card.

Aug 16, 2011 | Canon PowerShot A520 Digital Camera

1 Answer

I bought a brand new Sandisk 4GB memory card for my Canon PowerShot A520. The camera registers my other memory card just fine, but this card says Memory Card Error. I checked for locked position, and it is...


The 4 GB memory card is not compatible with the camera. It's a SDHC card (high capacity) and the A520 only supports SD cards. (The difference between the SD and the SDHC is similar to that of single layer and dual layer optical discs. Not all drives can handle both formats.)

Documentation for the camera is here: http://usa.canon.com/cusa/support/consumer/digital_cameras/powershot_a_series/powershot_a520#BrochuresAndManuals .

I wish that I had better news for you.

Cindy Wells

Jul 30, 2011 | Digital Cameras

1 Answer

I have a Canon power shot A520 , couple of years old. Just started saying "no memory card", even tho I've replaced the memory card w/ a new one and changed the batteries. When I try to reformatt...


Is the new card more than 2GB? 4GB "SD" cards are almost always actually SDHC (high capacity) cards. Anything larger than that certainly is (and a few 2GB cards as well). SD and SDHC cards fit the same slots, but they are slightly different electrically. Many cameras won't work with SDHC cards. SDHC is not backwards compatible.

Feb 01, 2011 | Canon Digital Cameras

1 Answer

After a picture is taken my canon camera power shot a520, takes quite a while to load and allow me to take another shot immediately and its very embarrassing to make ppl wait till another shot is taken.


how maney photos do you have on the memory stick you may need to free it up by downloading them to a usb stick on your computer so you can free up some memory

Dec 20, 2010 | Canon PowerShot A520 Digital Camera

1 Answer

I have a canon powershot a520 and it refreshes vary slow so it takes forever to take another photo. How do I fix this?


Hi,

I've got a A520 also, and I think theres a few reasons why it can take a while between shots.

1) When using the flash, flash needs several seconds to recharge, this is unavoidable.
2) Some SD cards are slower than others. Make sure you buy a fast one. Note too that a 2Gb or 4Gb card will slow down your camera between shots, compared to a smaller memory card, such as 1Gb, or 512mb.
3) If using a slow shutter speed, such as 10 or 15 seconds, I've found it takes longer to take the next photo. This is unavoidable.

4) You could lower the resolution of the photos you're taking, this will enable you to take photos faster, and may still be good enough for applications such as Facebook, ect.

5) Another trick is to use the multiple shots option. For some reason you can take more photos more quickly than if you manually take each photo. Flash, and slow shutter speeds may still slow down the camera, if used.

Hope these hints help!

Nov 22, 2010 | Canon PowerShot A520 Digital Camera

2 Answers

I have a Canon Power Shot A520 and have just put in a new memory card 4GB and new batteries. When I turn on camera is says memory card error at the top of the sceen. Why is that?


The A520 is designed to work with SD cards. Your 4GB card is actually an SDHC card. While it fits into the slot, it is electronically incompatible.

You need to use SD cards 2GB and smaller.

Oct 05, 2010 | Canon PowerShot A520 Digital Camera

2 Answers

Camera Memory Card Error, Canon Power Shot A520.


It sounds like your card is the problem. Try using a different card in your cam to confirm this. You might try to format the card (should be a menu that lets you do this) to see if that helps. Also check the connectors on the card and make sure they are not dirty or broken.

Mar 06, 2007 | Canon PowerShot A520 Digital Camera

Not finding what you are looking for?
Canon PowerShot A520 Digital Camera Logo

Related Topics:

77 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Canon Digital Cameras Experts

Doberman

Level 2 Expert

246 Answers

Tony

Level 3 Expert

2598 Answers

halotheracer
halotheracer

Level 2 Expert

68 Answers

Are you a Canon Digital Camera Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...