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Formatting a CompactFlash card.

My digital camera has a Format command in one of the menus. What is it used for?

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A digital camera's Format command is used to prepare a removeable CompactFlash memory card to accept digital image information from the camera. A card should be formatted when: * the card is new and has never been used before. * the card was used in a different camera or other device that accepts CompactFlash cards. * the card has become "corrupted" and will not store additional images.

Posted on Sep 14, 2005

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