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EOS 20D

I have an old EOS 20D with old CF cards. What type of new cards can I use? What is the maximum GB that will work? And, before anybody suggests it, yes, I’ve got to consider getting a new camera. 😁

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Re: EOS 20D

Hello Kk4mds, 

With a camera like the EOS 20D, the media cards are going to be limited to 8GB in size. 

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Re: EOS 20D


@Kk4mds wrote:

I have an old EOS 20D with old CF cards. What type of new cards can I use? What is the maximum GB that will work? And, before anybody suggests it, yes, I’ve got to consider getting a new camera. 😁


 

Do you need higher capacity cards than you presently have, or are your old cards acting unpredictably?

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Re: EOS 20D

I have a 1gb card and a 2gb card. Presumably the newer technology cards, such as class 10, would be faster.  I really just want to know what my options are for getting higher capacity cards. I see what appear to be the same make and type cards up to 64gb. A previous responder said 8gh max. 

 

 

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Re: EOS 20D

You need to use what your manual recommends.
EOS 1DX and 1D Mk IV, even less and less other stuff.
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Re: EOS 20D

I think you're likely to run into a situation where your camera won't be able to take advantage of using a higher speed rated card. It would be like putting 100+mph rated tires on a car that can only go 70mph. The tires alone won't make the car any faster.

 

If you need faster write speeds, say for something like video or high burst rate stills, you'll likely need a new(er) camera with a faster processor and appropriately fast memory cards.

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Re: EOS 20D

I’m saving my nickels and dimes for an EOS 80d, and of course I must get permission form She Who Must be Obeyed. 😄

 

Thanks for for the info from all who responded. 

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