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Do I need to format (etc) to my new SD card?

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by cosmosmu, Dec 26, 2010.

  1. cosmosmu

    cosmosmu Newbie

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    okay, I just brought a new 4GB SD card for camera, did I need to format or do anything, before I use it? And how?
     
  2. marty-eos

    marty-eos Newbie

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    Hi there,

    You will need to format the card for the camera to read\write onto it.

    Simply pop it into your camera, hit the menu button and scroll through the menu until you find 'format'. It will most probably prompt you 'all data on the card will be lost' but as there is nothing there anyway just hit OK.

    As soon as its complete you can now use the card.

    Hope that helps, although if you are stuggling to find the format option in the menu a quick look in the camera manual will help you out.
     
  3. cosmosmu

    cosmosmu Newbie

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    Thank you!
     
  4. jwu

    jwu Senior Member

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    By the way, it is recommendable that you format your SD card in the camera every time after you transferred the images from it - many DSLRs even have quick access button combinations to do this.

    This reduces the risk of the SD card becoming corrupted and one losing all the photos on it.