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What is the max size memory card SD I can use with a Canon S2? 8gb?

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What is the max size memory card SD I can use with a Canon S2? 8gb?

Also I'm fuzzy on SD or SDHC? can it be either


currently using a 2gb SD card and max video record is 16 mins on highest setting...

thanks from a newb...

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Re: What is the max size memory card SD I can use with a Canon S2? 8gb?
« Reply #1 on: 04 / August / 2008, 12:17:15 »
I guess 4 MB max, since I don't believe it supports SDHC (see manual ?)

read here about SD cards: Secure Digital card - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Canon specs for S2IS: Canon Consumer Products

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« Last Edit: 04 / August / 2008, 12:27:15 by whim »

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Re: What is the max size memory card SD I can use with a Canon S2? 8gb?
« Reply #2 on: 04 / August / 2008, 12:53:38 »
according to here someone was able to use a 4gb card on the s2is.

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Re: What is the max size memory card SD I can use with a Canon S2? 8gb?
« Reply #3 on: 04 / August / 2008, 13:49:56 »
4gb works with my s2 you just have to format fat16


Re: What is the max size memory card SD I can use with a Canon S2? 8gb?
« Reply #4 on: 04 / August / 2008, 14:13:36 »
hmmm I wonder if an 8gb formatted fat 16 would work then...

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Re: What is the max size memory card SD I can use with a Canon S2? 8gb?
« Reply #5 on: 04 / August / 2008, 14:23:48 »
negative --- max. capacity for FAT16 is 4 GB  :(

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Re: What is the max size memory card SD I can use with a Canon S2? 8gb?
« Reply #6 on: 10 / August / 2008, 23:36:07 »
negative --- max. capacity for FAT16 is 4 GB  :(

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I placed a borrowed 8GB card in my S3 and it was recognized as 8GB. I didn't try to take any pictures with it though. It may be possible to exceed 4GB with FAT16 by hacking it to use a larger cluster size.

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Re: What is the max size memory card SD I can use with a Canon S2? 8gb?
« Reply #7 on: 11 / August / 2008, 03:25:25 »
...I placed a borrowed 8GB card in my S3 and it was recognized as 8GB. I didn't try to take any pictures with it though.

Your 8GB card was FAT32 !  (the thread was about the max. card size on the S2,  S3 =! S2)

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...It may be possible to exceed 4GB with FAT16 by hacking it to use a larger cluster size.

No, definitively not !
4GB with FAT16 uses already the max. possible cluster size of 64 KB !
The count of sectors per cluster is stored in a unsigned integer var, no bigger clusters are possible by the design of FAT16.



 

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