How Do I Format the Card ? (EOS 50D)

Last Updated : 29-Aug-2008
Issue Number : 8200330000

Solution

    If the card is new or was previously formatted by another camera or personal computer, format the card with the camera.
    CAUTION
    Formatting the card will erase everything in the card. Even protected images will be erased, so make sure there is nothing you need to keep. If necessary, transfer the images to a personal computer before formatting the card.

    1. Turn the camera's power switch to < > (Quick Control Dial).



    2. Press the <MENU> button to bring up the menu.



    3. Turn the <Quick Control Dial> to select [ ] tab.



    4. Turn the <Quick Control Dial> to select [Format], press <SET> button.



    5. Select [OK], then press <SET> Button.
    • The card will be formatted.
    • When the formatting is completed, the menu will reappear.



    IMPORTANT
    When the card is formatted, only the file management information is changed. The actual data is not completely erased. Be aware of this when selling or discarding the card. When discarding the card, execute low-level formatting or destroy the card physically to prevent the data from being leaked.

    REFERENCE
    The card's capacity displayed on the format screen may be lower than the capacity indicated on the card.

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