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Best Canon PowerShot S2 IS SD Memory Cards

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Canon PowerShot S2 IS SD Memory Card Compatibility

´╗┐The Canon S2 IS can use SD memory cards. The largest capacity SD card that will work in the S2 IS is 2GB. MultiMediaCards (MMC) can also be used.

SD memory cards labeled as SDUC, SDXC, or SDHC are not going to function correctly in the S2 IS. These cards are easy to avoid as they are 4GB or larger in size.

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.
Check prices on: Amazon or Adorama

Best SD Cards

Make sure to get a card from a manufacturer with a solid reputation, particularly Transcend or SanDisk. Cut-rate no-name brands ought to be avoided.

Memory card troubles, for example a loss of all your shots because of file corruption, is much more likely to occur with low-cost cards. A insignificant amount of cost savings is not worth the decrease of construction quality.

Buying a smaller sized capacity memory card is a smart and practical way to save a tiny bit of money. They probably will be a little lower in cost and you won’t have to be concerned about the SD card failing.

Always bear in mind, SD card issues are very uncommon. Only a couple of cards have become unusable out of the many I have owned over time. The two memory cards were previously owned third party cards that were included along with the purchase of used cameras.

Canon S2 IS SD Card Compatibility

Currently, 4 separate specs of Secure Digital (SD) memory cards are currently available. The Canon S2 IS can only use SD memory cards. The benefit is that there is an increase in the transfer rates and max storage capacity with the release of every updated 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 Canon S2 IS’s card reader will only work with the very first SD card standard. SDUC, SDXC, or SDHC memory card cards won’t work.

  • Secure Digital (SD) - These memory cards have a maximum capacity of 2GB and are compatible with the S2 IS.
  • 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 S2 IS Memory Card Full Error

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SD card contacts

Attempting to use a SD card that has a storage capacity of 4GB or larger in size in the S2 IS results in the digital camera to show an error message.

Get a memory card with a capacity of 2GB or less to resolve the problem.

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

Speed, Class, & Capacity

SD Card Image Capacity

The following is a quick estimate of the total number 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 memory cards are established by sequential read and write speeds. The speed of the SD card is important when many images 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 card. A Class speed rating of 2 means that the SD memory card can sustain a write speed of at least 2MB per second.

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

The maximum rating a SD card can attain is Class 10. There are memory cards that are a good deal faster than 10MB/s. Those SD memory cards use other solutions, such as UHS (Ultra Highspeed Bus), which have a different rating criteria.

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.