Formatting a Compact Flash card means putting a layout on the card so that your camera's firmware could recognize and use it. A card needs to be formatted only once; but, you can certainly format your card as many times as you want. Keep in mind that all images, including the protected ones, and information stored on the card will be erased after the card is formatted. You should use your camera to format your card, although your computer also recognizes and formats your Compact Flash card. This is because to ensure proper control and file system compatibility, the camera may add additional information into the card. If for some reason your card was formatted by your computer, you need to reformat it using your camera. To format a CompactFlash card, make sure that it has been inserted into the card chamber. You should not remove the card or battery, or unplug the AC adapter while formatting is in progress. See Inserting and Removing Compact Flash Memory Card for the details.
In the following, the multi-selector will be used to browse the menu system and to make selections.
|Use up and down to browse||Use right to select|
Here is the procedure:
|Press MENU to bring up the menu system|