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Format the Memory Card Inside the Camera

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Follow the steps below to format the memory card inside the ILCE-9.

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.


  1. Insert the memory card into the camera.
  2. Power on the camera.
  3. Press the MENU button.
  4. Use the control wheel to select Setup.
  5. Select Format.
  6. Select between Slot 1 or Slot 2.
    • A message displays to confirm if you really want to delete all the data in the memory card inserted on the selected memory card slot.
  7. Use the control wheel to select Yes.