Canon Digital IXUS is a digital cameras series by Canon. These ultra-compact cameras use JPEG file format to store the images. Digital IXUS cameras use a range of memory cards such as CF (Compact Flash), MMC (MultiMedia Card), SD (Secure Digital), and SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity). In contrary to their appearance, these cameras are vulnerable to crashes that can bring data loss problems. The digital cards that you use in different models of Digital IXUS cameras can get corrupt. In such situations if you fail to restore from the last available backup, a camera recovery utility can help.

As an instance, consider the following practical situation with a user uses Canon Digital IXUS 400 camera. At times, when the user turns on the camera, it denies to read the card and returns the below error message:

“Memory Card Error”

The card is inaccessible within the camera.


Possible reasons for the above error to occur in Canon Digital IXUS 400 camera are:

1. Firmware bug. This type of bug is typically found with IXUS 400 camera and occurs after sometime of using and storing some images etc. on the memory card.

2. Card is corrupt.


You are suggested to follow these tips to solve the given problem:

1. Reset the camera. Try to remove and then insert the internal and external batteries of the camera. If the issue persists, contact the manufacturer.

2. Try to read the memory card using a card reader. If it cannot, your card is corrupt. Reformat the card to make it usable and capable to store more data. Restore from a reliable backup.

In case no backup is available or you find backup in corrupted or incomplete state, use a third-party camera recovery software. These applications can give comparatively effective results if you use them prior reformatting the card. The digital camera recovery utilities scan the digital storage media and recover lost, deleted or inaccessible data from a logically crashed media such as memory cards, USB flash drives, hard drives, and more. It supports almost all digital cameras such as Canon, Samsung, Kodak, Pentax, Sigma and others. The tool is available for both Windows (Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2003, 2000, and 2000) and Mac (Snow Leopard, Leopard, Tiger, and Panther) operating systems.

Source by Paul Harry