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Format the Memory Card Using a Camera

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Before You Start

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

  • If the memory card has a Lock switch, make sure it isn't in the Lock position as shown in the image below.

    Lock switch

Format the Memory Card

  1. Insert the memory card into the camera.
  2. Turn on the camera.
  3. Press the MENU button.
  4. Use the control wheel to select Setup.
  5. Select Format.
    • For ILCE-7M3 and ILCE-7RM3, select between Slot 1 or Slot 2.
    • A message displays to confirm if you really want to delete all the data.
  6. Use the control wheel to select Yes.