Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A400 Digital Camera ?

Canon Power Shot A400 will only work with original Canon SD card

\015 The camera works fine as long as I use the original Canon SD card which has very limited capacity. I tried several other "compatible" cards and I get the memory card error. When I try to format, the camera turns itself off every time. As soon as I put the original card back in the camera, there is no problem. Can I only use Canon SD card with this camera?\015\012\015\012Thanks!\015

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Make sure you are using an SD card and not an SDHC card. The SDHC protocol is newer than your camera, and your camera does not support it. SD cards have capacities up to 2 GB. Your camera should work properly with any SD or MMC card.
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