Best Canon PowerShot SD600 SD Memory Cards
The Canon SD600 can use SD memory cards. The largest capacity SD card that will work in the SD600 is 2GB. MultiMediaCards (MMC) can also be used.
SD memory cards described as SDUC, SDXC, or SDHC will not work in the SD600. These cards are easy to avoid as they are 4GB or larger in capacity.
Recommended SD Memory Cards
Transcend 2GB SD Memory 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.
SanDisk 2GB Class 2 SD Memory 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.
Best SD Cards
Be sure to select a card from a brand name with a solid reputation, such as Transcend or SanDisk. Bargain-priced third party brand names need to be avoided.
Low-priced cards are more likely to encounter file corruption, meaning you will lose all of your shots stored on the card. A insignificant difference in price is not worth the decline of build quality.
The smart way to save a small amount of money is to get a memory card with a smaller sized capacity. They may be a tiny bit less expensive and you won’t have to stress out about the SD card losing your shots.
Always bear in mind, SD card issues are very rare. Throughout the years, I have only experienced a couple cards fail. Age could have added to the failure, as the SD cards were included with pre-owned cameras.
Canon SD600 SD Card Compatibility
The Canon SD600 is only capable of using SD memory cards. There are currently 4 different specifications of Secure Digital (SD) memory cards. Each new memory card spec raises the read/write speeds and maximum capacity when compared to the previous standard.
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 SD600 is only compatible with the original 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 SD600.
- 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 SD600 Memory Card Full Error
Trying to use a memory card that is 4GB or larger in the SD600 will result in the digital camera to display an error.
Use a memory card that has a storage capacity of 2GB or less to rectify the problem.
If you attempting to use a memory card that is 2GB or a smaller capacity, and the card is not working, format the SD memory card in the camera.
Speed, Class, & Capacity
SD Card Image Capacity
This is an estimate of the total number of large JPEGs you will be able to store on an SD memory card.
- 512MB - 240 images
- 1GB - 480 images
- 2GB - 960 images
Memory Card Speed
Speed ratings for SD cards are established by sequential read and write speeds. The speed of the SD memory card is important in cases where many images need to be written or read from the SD memory card.
SD Card Speed Class Rating
The Class speed rating of an SD memory card is determined by the sustained write speed of the memory card. A Class speed rating of 2 means that the card can maintain 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 receive is Class 10. There are SD memory cards that are much faster than 10MB/s. Those cards use other solutions, 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.