Inserting and Removing Compact Flash Memory Card

The next step is to make sure a compact flash card is in the camera. The camera comes with a USB Enabled 16MB compact flash memory card (see the figure below) that can hold 20 2048×1536 images in JPG (compressed) format under the normal mode. If you need more memory, please use your own memory card.

A 16MB compact flash card

While it is possible to use a USB cable for downloading images, it would be faster if you will use a compact flash reader. Because the card comes with the camera is already USB enabled, you might want to consider LEXAR's very handy jumpSHOT. See figure below.

LEXAR's jumpSHOT reader

Please follow the procedure below to insert and remove a compact flash card.

  1. Turn Off the Camera
    Turn the mode dial to the OFF position.

    Turn the mode dial to OFF

  2. Open the Card Slot
    Locate and open the card-slot as shown below:

    Compact flash card slot Open the cover

  3. Insert the Memory Card
    Insert the card as shown below. Note that the card slot only accepts CompactFlash cards of Type I. Do not try to insert memory cards of other types (e.g., Type II or SmartMedia cards).

    Inserting a compact flash card

    Push the card all the way down until it stays firmly in place. Once it is done, the card eject button pops up.

    The card eject button Fold the card eject button over

  4. Fold the Card Eject Button Over and Close the Cover
    Then, fold the card eject button over as shown in the right figure above, and close the cover.
  5. To retrieve the memory card, please reverse the procedure. More precisely, (1) open the card-slot cover, (2) flip the card eject button up, (3) push the card eject button down to pop up the compact flash card, and (4) remove the card and close the cover.