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Old Jul 18, 2006, 8:13 PM   #1
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Well, I have had problems with corrupted images on 2 different 3 year old Kingston CF cards. I don't mind buying a new CF card but could this be the camera (Canon S50)? On the first occasion, I lost a whole shoot when I got a bad media message. On the second and third occasions, I switched form a 1GB card to a 512. Well, the next time, I shot about 20 images flawlessly and then it corrupted a previous image. It literally collaged part of a new image onto an old previously unflawed image.
I formatted the card and tried again. Shot about 20 the 30 images without error. I then shot again, went back to review some of the old images and got about a 20% corrupted image rate. I am going on vacation soon and want to try to sort this out beforehand. I don't mind investing in new media if this is likely to solve the problem but is there any realistic possibility the S50 could be the culprit?
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Old Jul 19, 2006, 11:10 AM   #2
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I am no expert with the S50, so I can only talk about "Theory" not "Practice" or "Experience".

Yes, it is possible that it is the camera.
I feel it is unlikely because the types of corruption problems I've heard about are across the entire model line with a specific model card (for example, it would be every S50 with a Lexar 133x card. I'm not saying that is a problem, that is just an example.) I would suggest asking in the Canon section (not the DSLR area, the one for their point-and-shoots) and see if anyone else is having trouble.

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