Article ID : 00013418 / Last Modified : 08/29/2014

Should a memory card be formatted before using it in the camera?

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The memory card being used should be formatted with this camera. Memory cards that are formatted with a different camera may cause a malfunction. The camera may not recognize the memory card, and it may not save or load image data from the card. Newly purchased memory cards also should be formatted by the camera you are using.