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Best Memory Card for Canon T1i?

Stratocus
New Contributor

I just bought a used Canon T1i which, unlike my old Xti, uses SD memory cards. I bought a 128gb SDXC card but when I installed it I got the error message "Card cannot be accessed. Reinsert/change card or format card." I then tried to format it but it wouldn't do so. In searching online, and here, I discovered that SDXC cards are apparently not compatible with this particular model but, before I spend any more money, I'd like to make sure I know what type of card is compatible...

 

One of the reasons I bought this camera is because I'm wanting to get into shooting video and, so, would like to use the highest capacity card I can.

 

So, first question; is the SDHC card compatible?

 

Second question; I see that Kingston and Fujifilm make a 128gb SDHC card. If the SDHC card is compatible will these high capacity ones work in this camera?

 

Third question; I came across the suggestion that this camera model might be capable of using SDXC cards by updating the firmware. Is this possible?

 

Thanks in advance for any help/advice.

 

 
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Doesn't look like there is a firmware update to do that.

 

You can check for firmware updates at the Canon support site.

 

There shouldn't be a limit on card size, but many recommend a few smaller cards vs one large one. Less harm if a card is lost, damaged or fails.

John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X Mark III, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, MX472, LR Classic

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kvbarkley
Honored Contributor

From the manual:

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MikeSowsun
Respected Contributor

32GB is the maximum memory card size compatible with the EOS T1i.

Mike Sowsun
80D, 5D Mk III

Thank you. I completely missed that because I was looking at the section on installing and formatting the card...

 

But, does that mean it'll handle an 128gb SDHD? And is there a firmware update that makes the camera compatible with SDXC?

Doesn't look like there is a firmware update to do that.

 

You can check for firmware updates at the Canon support site.

 

There shouldn't be a limit on card size, but many recommend a few smaller cards vs one large one. Less harm if a card is lost, damaged or fails.

John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X Mark III, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, MX472, LR Classic