Installing and removing the SD card on the EOS 70D
Article ID: ART174077 | Date published: 04/26/2019 | Date last updated: 04/26/2019


Installing and removing the SD card on the EOS 70D


The camera can use an SD, SDHC, or SDXC memory card (sold separately). An UHS-I Speed Class SDHC or SDXC memory card can also be used. The captured images are recorded onto the card.

 Make sure the card's write-protect switch is set upward to enable writing/erasing.

Installing the card

1. Open the cover.

  • Slide the cover as shown by the arrows to open it.

2. Insert the card.

  • As shown by the illustration, face the card's label side toward you and insert it until it clicks in place.

3. Close the cover.

  • Close the cover and slide it in the direction shown by the arrows until it snaps shut.
  • When you set the power switch to <ON>, the number of possible shots will be displayed on the LCD monitor.
  • The number of possible shots varies depending on the remaining capacity of the card, image-recording quality, ISO speed, etc.
  • Setting [1: Release shutter without card] to [Disable] will prevent you from forgetting to insert a card.

Removing the card

1. Open the cover.

  • Set the power switch to <OFF>.
  • Make sure that the access lamp is off, then open the cover.
  • If [Recording...] is displayed, close the cover.

2. Remove the card.

  • To eject the card, gently push it in and then let it go.
  • Pull the card straight out., then close the cover.
  • When the access lamp is lit or blinking, it indicates that images are being written to, read from, or erased from the card, or data is being transferred. Do not open the card slot cover during this time. Also, never do any of the following while the access lamp is lit or blinking.
    • ‚ÄčRemoving the card.
    • Removing the battery.
    • Shaking or banging the camera around.
  • ‚ÄčIf the card already contains recorded images, the image number might not start from 0001.
  • If a card-related error message is displayed on the LCD monitor, remove and reinsert the card. If the error persists, use a different card.
    If you can transfer all the images in the card to a computer, transfer all the images and then format the card with the camera. The card may then return to normal.
  • Do not touch the card's contacts with your fingers or metal objects.
  • Multimedia cards (MMC) cannot be used. (card error will be dislayed.)