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Best Canon PowerShot A620 SD Memory Cards

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Canon PowerShot A620 SD Memory Card Compatibility

´╗┐The Canon A620 can use SD memory cards. The largest capacity SD card that will work in the A620 is 2GB. MultiMediaCards (MMC) can also be used.

SD memory cards that meets the SDHC, SDXC, or SDUC specifications are not going to function in the A620. These cards will be At least 4GB or larger, so they can easily be avoided.

Transcend 2GB SD Memory Card

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Transcent 2GB Card
  • Best value for the money.
  • Available new.
  • You don’t really have a choice.
  • Built-in error-correcting code to detect and correct transfer errors.
  • Meets the Secure Digital Card interface standard.
Check prices on: Amazon or Adorama

SanDisk 2GB Class 2 SD Memory Card

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SanDisk 2GB Card
  • High-quality memory card.
  • Class 2 speed rating.
  • Write protection lock.
  • Shock rating of 2,000 G’s, equivalent to a 10-foot drop.
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Best SD Cards

Make sure to buy a card from a company with a rock-solid reputation, such as Transcend or SanDisk. Inexpensive third party brands should be avoided.

Cut-rate cards are more likely to encounter data corruption, meaning you can lose all of your shots saved on the card. The decrease in quality is not worth the slight savings.

Buying a smaller sized capacity memory card is a smart and practical way to save a little bit of money. They commonly are a tad lower in cost and you won’t need to stress out about the SD card failing.

Keep in mind, SD card issues are very uncommon. Over the years, I have only had a couple of cards fail. Both of the memory cards were previously owned house cards that were included with the purchase of previously owned digital point & shoots.

Canon A620 SD Card Compatibility

Currently, four different specs of Secure Digital (SD) memory cards exist. The Canon A620 is limited to using SD memory cards. The benefit is that there is an improvement in the maximum storage capacity and read/write speeds with the release of every new specification.

Secure Digital memory card readers are backward compatible. A card reader built into a digital camera that can use SDXC cards will also be able to use SDHC and SD memory cards.

The card reader in the Canon A620 will only work with the very first SD card standard. SDUC, SDXC, or SDHC memory card cards are not going to operate correctly.

  • Secure Digital (SD) - These memory cards have a maximum capacity of 2GB and are compatible with the A620.
  • Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) - The capacity of these memory cards range from 4GB to 32GB.
  • Secure Digital eXtended Capacity (SDXC) - The capacity of these memory cards range from 64GB to 2TiB.
  • Secure Digital Ultra Capacity (SDUC) - The capacity of these memory cards range from 4TiB to 128TiB.

Canon A620 Memory Card Full Error

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SD card contacts

Attempting to use a card that has a storage capacity of 4GB or larger in size in the A620 will cause the digital camera to display an error message.

Get a memory card that has a capacity of 2GB or less to prevent the error.

If you have a memory card that has a capacity less than 2GB, and the card is not functioning correctly, format the SD card while it is in the camera.

Speed, Class, & Capacity

SD Card Image Capacity

The following is a quick estimation of the amount of large JPEGs you will be able to fit on an SD card.

  • 512MB - 240 images
  • 1GB - 480 images
  • 2GB - 960 images

Memory Card Speed

Speed ratings for SD cards are determined by the sequential read and write speeds. The speed of the SD card is important in the event that many pictures need to be written or read from the SD memory card.

SD Card Speed Class Rating

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SD Card Speed Class

The Class speed rating of an SD memory card is based on the sustained write speed of the memory card. A Class speed rating of 2 means that the SD memory card can sustain a write speed of a minimum of 2MB per second.

  • Class 2 - 2MB/s
  • Class 4 - 4MB/s
  • Class 6 - 6MB/s
  • Class 8 - 8MB/s
  • Class 10 - 10MB/s

The top rating a memory card can get is Class 10. There are cards that are significantly faster than 10MB/s. Those memory cards use other technology, such as UHS (Ultra Highspeed Bus), which have a separate rating specifications.

Sustained write speeds of 2MB, 4MB, 6MB, or 8MB per second means the card has a speed class of 2, 4, 6, or 8. Cards that have write speeds of 10MB/s or faster are rated as Class 10.