Formatting Memory Cards

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Before you use a new memory card or one that has been used in other 
devices, you should format the card with this camera.
Formatting (initializing) a memory card erases all data on the memory card. 
As you cannot retrieve the erased data, exercise adequate caution before 
formatting the memory card.

Display the menu.

Press the 

n button.

Choose [Format].

Press the 

qr buttons to choose the 3 

tab.

Press the 

op buttons or turn the Ê dial 

to choose [Format], then press the 

button.

Format the memory card.

Press the 

qr buttons or turn the Ê dial to 

choose [OK], then press the 

m button.

X

The memory card will be formatted.

X

When formatting has finished, the menu 
screen will reappear.

Formatting Memory Cards

Formatting or erasing data on a memory card merely changes the file 
management information on the card and does not ensure its contents 
are completely erased. Be careful when transferring or disposing of a 
memory card. When disposing of a memory card, take precautions such 
as physically destroying the card to prevent personal information leaks.

The total capacity of the memory card displayed in the formatting screen 
may be less than indicated on the memory card.

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