The formatting function is used to erase all data on a memory card. Before formatting a memory
card, copy the data to a computer or storage device. Protecting images do not prevent them from
being deleted when the card is formatted. Always format the memory card using the camera; never
use a computer to format a card.
See navigating the setup menu section on how to open and use the menu (p. 62).
When a memory card is formatted, all data on the card is erased.
A status bar is displayed and the viewfinder lamp glows while the card is being formatted. Never
remove the card or battery during this period.
Use the left/right controller keys to select the format option.
Use the up/down keys to select the card to be formatted. Select the SD
option to format a MultiMediaCard.
Press the set button to continue.
A confirmation screen opens. Use the left/right keys to
highlight “Yes.” “No” cancels the operation.
Press the set button to complete the operation.