Inside scoop: Canon cameras’ internal memory status

Are you tired of feeling like your camera's internal memory is always full? Do you feel like no matter how many times you delete pictures, there's still not enough space for all of those precious moments?

Inside scoop: Canon cameras

Well, fear not my friends! As a self-proclaimed photography enthusiast and unofficial Canon spokesperson, I am here to give you the inside scoop on Canon cameras' internal memory status – because let's face it (not that we should actually face anything while taking photos), ignorance isn't always bliss.

Here are some things you need to know about Canon cameras' internal memory status:

The Basics

At its core,(pun intended)a camera's internal storage consists of non-volatile semiconductor electronic devices. In layman terms - it's just really fast computer memo…

Storage Types

There are two main types of storage in most modern digital slr including canon- Compact Flash (CF) and Secure Digital (SD).


CompactFlash is mostly used with professional DSLRs. It provides faster read/write speeds during continuous shooting thanks to higher capcity since larger battery allows more power draw unlike SD cards.

Secure Digital

SD cards come in three classes: SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity), SDXC (Secure Digital Extended Capacity), and regular old SD. SDHD has a max capacity 32GB while sisplying up tp Class 10 speed/fulfillment; furthermore newer version allowes read/wite speed greater than Compact-flash.

The Good News!

Canon doesn't skimp on internal storage- especially when compared to other competing brands. Plus, they include both CFs Slot1 &2 plus an extra slot for high-capacity SHDC or XC card which can store thousands upon thousands of photos depending on size.


For instance with upgrtaded/newer DSLRs such as the EOS M5 II, it comes with 2 SD slots and higher compatiability with newer faster memory cards.


The older model like Canon's famed EOS-80D has significant amount of internal storage comparing to ots competitors at launch.

The Bad News...

Even though Canon gives us plenty of space to store those precious memories, we still need to remember (Pun Alert!) that it's not infinite – Especially when you take high-quality pictures or videos(one file size can be over a gigabyte).

Plus, all cameras have built-in settings which contribute to the allotted capacity - Camera saves two copies in different resolution for different purposes:

• One copied (the original) is stored at Full Resolution.

• Second copy gets resized while saving(normally around detail reduction of about a fifth).

FYI: Most newest camera models now provide an option allowing only full-resolution images OR only reduced-size images; Few camera also allows users select between compressed RAW files or normal/regular uncompressed ones.

Our recommendations

If you want even more storage capacity aside what some Canon models can handle then there really are options out there such as external hard drives etc but if your'e committed go for larger SD card sizes up to atleast 64GB.

What do I personally recommend? I personally use multiple SD cards during travels so each memory card will be reserved for a specific occasion/memory/duration so i won’t get confused later on when perusing my library(also helps preventing loosing everything-god forbid).

One thing’s for certain – no matter how much internal storage your camera has, you're bound (see what we did here?)to eventually run out of back up your photos! Your future self will thank you.

Happy Clicking!

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