Article ID : 00011126 / Last Modified : 07/23/2019

How to format the memory card using the camera.

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    Follow the steps below to format the memory card using the camera.

    WARNING: There is a risk of data loss. Formatting the memory card will permanently delete all data stored on it.

    NOTE: If the memory card has a Lock switch, make sure it is not in the Lock position as shown in the image below.

    Lock

    1. Insert the memory card into the camera.
    2. Turn on the camera.
    3. On the camera, press the MENU button.
    4. Press the right side of the control button until the Playback icon is selected.
    5. Use the control button to select Format.
    6. Press the center of the control button.

      NOTE: A message displays to confirm if you really want to delete all the data.

    7. Use the control button to select Yes.
    8. Press the center of the control button.