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Formatting SD Card

 
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Hi Have got a Canon A60. I have bought 2 new SD 512mb Cards ,I am told I should Format them. How? Just stick them into the Camera's slot. ?:) Storm2
Sorry it is an A620

Aug 28, 2006 10:06



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On the "Tools" Menu (press the "Menu" button, right-arrow once to the "Tools" menu) there's a "Format" selection.

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Hi did as you instructed . All I have is--- Format icon 483mb---
There is no Selection. These are 2 new cards I bought. I already have one 512mb sd card I have been using for couple of mths. All I did was to just put it in the Camera's Card slot . I think back that someone said it will format itself.
Going on Holiday thats why the extra memory .Plus I did not want to screw anything up.
Can you explain please what to do next.
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Press the Func. Set button, choose "Low Level Format" and "OK" - p. 21 of the Advanced User's Guide.

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Please accept my apologies Jon for not looking in the Index. I really mean it .Put it down to Senior Memory lapse :) Thank you
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Is there really any reason to do this (other than the book mentions how to)? I've had 2 digital cameras, used 6 different flash cards and have never "camera-formatted" (or formatted by any other means) a card. Never had a problem.

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The manual notes that to take full advantage of "Continuous" shooting mode you need to have low-level-formatted your card. Also that if the camera's starting to slow down reformatting it would be a good idea. ISTR that they also suggest LLF for best video recording performance.

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