Procedure for formatting the SD card PowerShot SD200 and SD300

Article ID: ART159517 | Date published: 06/09/2015 | Date last updated: 08/18/2015


Procedure for formatting the SD card PowerShot SD200 and SD300


Formatting SD Cards

You should always format a new SD card or one from which you wish to erase all images and other data.

Please note that formatting (initializing) an SD card erases all data, including protected images and other file types.
  1. Press the <ON/OFF> button until the power lamp lights green.

  2. Press the <MENU> button.

    The (Rec.) or (Play) menu is displayed.

  3. Use the button to select the (Set up) menu.

  4. Use the or button to select [Format] and press the <FUNC./SET> button.

  5. Use the button to select [OK] and press the <FUNC./SET> button.

    • To exit instead of formatting, select [Cancel].
    • The capacity of the SD card displayed after formatting will be less than the rated capacity of the SD card. This is not a malfunction of the SD card or camera.

  • When the camera is malfunctioning, a corrupted SD card might be the cause. Reformatting the SD card may solve the problem.
  • When a non-Canon brand SD card is malfunctioning, reformatting it may solve the problem.
  • SD cards formatted in other cameras, computers, or peripheral devices may not operate correctly in this camera. When that happens, reformat the SD card with this camera. If formatting in the camera does not work properly, turn the camera off and re-insert the SD card. Then turn the camera back on and format again.



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