Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A420 Digital Camera ?
Take without a memory card
\015 I was wondering if my digital camera could take pics without the memory card, my memory card only holds 15 pics\015
No, the A420 does not have internal memory. The card that came with the camera is only intended to allow you to try the camera to make sure it works. You should really purchase a new SD card. New ones these days are literally capable of holding hundreds if not thousands of pictures, and cost less than $7. Here's an example:
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