Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

Discussion in 'Canon' started by John Pawlicki, Jan 1, 2008.

  1. Will the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi recognize and use all of a 16 GB
    CompactFlash card? Or are there some limitations.

    Thanks
     
    John Pawlicki, Jan 1, 2008
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  2. why one arth would anyone want to use a 16gb memory card? your card gets
    coirrupted, youre screwed, you lose everyhting!

    I don't think the camera has the capacity to format a card of that capacity
     
    the_niner_nation, Jan 1, 2008
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  3. John Pawlicki

    default Guest

    I use a Sandisk 16GB card with my XTi and it works great and will format it
    to full capacity. Make sure your firmware is up to date in the camera
    (V1.11 as of now).

    The Rebel XT can use it too if I format it in the XTi first. The Rebel XT
    will only format it to 8GB. I phoned Canon and they suggested to send the
    camera and card in for repair. I really don't think there is anything wrong
    with the camera.
     
    default, Jan 1, 2008
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  4. a.. Card compatibility "FAT32" compatible, okay for virtually all CF cards
    over 2GB
     
    3Putt from CoastalSouth Carolina, Jan 1, 2008
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  5. John Pawlicki

    default Guest

    The Canon Rebel XTi can format it just fine to full capacity with current
    firmware.

    Multiple smaller cards increases the chance of a failure by the number of
    cards if they are all equally likely to fail, just like a two engine
    aircraft is twice as likely to have an engine failure as a single engine
    aircraft since there are two to fail.

    The large card argument is really silly. Three years ago people said not to
    get 2GB cards because it is too much to lose, use multiple 512s or 256s etc.
    Now they say to get eight 2GB cards instead of one 16GB card. Next year
    they will say to get multiple 16GB cards instead of one 100GB card etc. If
    it won't be too big in two years, it is good now too. My 2GB cards from
    back then are still working great.

    Or buy multiple 16GB cards and rotate them for each shot. Isn't that better
    than 4 2GB cards? Right now flash is less than $10/GB, buy lots.
     
    default, Jan 1, 2008
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  6. John Pawlicki

    Guest Guest

    there's also the chance of physically losing one.
    and before that, they said don't get the 512s, stick with a bunch of
    64s or 128s.
    some cameras have twin slots, such as the nikon d3. write each photo
    to two cards at once, and if one fails, you have the other. :)
     
    Guest, Jan 2, 2008
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  7. John Pawlicki

    Robert Coe Guest

    :
    : : > why one arth would anyone want to use a 16gb memory card? your card gets
    : > coirrupted, youre screwed, you lose everyhting!
    : >
    : > I don't think the camera has the capacity to format a card of that
    : > capacity
    :
    : The Canon Rebel XTi can format it just fine to full capacity with current
    : firmware.
    :
    : Multiple smaller cards increases the chance of a failure by the number of
    : cards if they are all equally likely to fail, just like a two engine
    : aircraft is twice as likely to have an engine failure as a single engine
    : aircraft since there are two to fail.
    :
    : The large card argument is really silly. Three years ago people said not to
    : get 2GB cards because it is too much to lose, use multiple 512s or 256s etc.
    : Now they say to get eight 2GB cards instead of one 16GB card. Next year
    : they will say to get multiple 16GB cards instead of one 100GB card etc. If
    : it won't be too big in two years, it is good now too. My 2GB cards from
    : back then are still working great.
    :
    : Or buy multiple 16GB cards and rotate them for each shot. Isn't that better
    : than 4 2GB cards? Right now flash is less than $10/GB, buy lots.

    By far the greatest risk is that you'll lose the card or accidentally
    overwrite it. The most important thing you can do is to get your pictures onto
    a computer and backed up as soon as possible.

    Bob
     
    Robert Coe, Jan 2, 2008
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  8. John Pawlicki

    philippe Guest

    Agreed... Though I prefer smaller cards (2-4 gig), The bottom line is
    you want a good card, a couple of spares and a way to off-load 'em as
    soon as possible once the shoot is done.
    :)
    P.
     
    philippe, Jan 2, 2008
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  9. John Pawlicki

    Dave Guest

    <<<<By far the greatest risk is that you'll lose the card or accidentally
    overwrite it. The most important thing you can do is to get your pictures
    onto
    a computer and backed up as soon as possible.

    Bob>>>>>

    very well said

    DAVE
    Bristol UK
    http://djmp.co.uk/slr/
     
    Dave, Jan 2, 2008
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  10. Well, guess what, there are people who don't keep all their photos on the
    memory card but move them to a computer every now and then.
    A very easy tactic to prevent "loosing everything".
    There is no implied limit anywhere in the CF specification, therefore it
    would be an odd limitation if canon cameras would not be able to format such
    a card.

    jue
     
    Jürgen Exner, Jan 2, 2008
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  11. John Pawlicki

    Celcius Guest

    John,
    I believe the XTi can handle those cards while the XT didn't.
    Marcel
     
    Celcius, Jan 2, 2008
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  12. John Pawlicki

    Ray Paseur Guest

    I like the 4GB card. It's kind of a sweet spot in my work flow. I almost
    never fill one on a shoot of up to an hour, and it all fits nicely on a DVD
    when I make my backup copies. ~Ray
     
    Ray Paseur, Jan 3, 2008
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  13. *snip*

    that was so stupid and hilarious ! hahahaha , you made my day ! lol
     
    Yvan Descartes, Jan 3, 2008
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  14. John Pawlicki

    default Guest

    Which part?
     
    default, Jan 4, 2008
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