Formatting a Memory Card (EOS-1D X Mark II)

Article ID: ART165533 | Date published: 04/21/2016 | Date last updated: 04/21/2016


Formatting a Memory Card (EOS-1D X Mark II)


If a card is new or was previously formatted (initialized) by another camera or computer, format the card with this camera so that the camera can record to it correctly.
This article explains how to format a memory card with the camera.
When a card is formatted, all images and data on the card are erased. Even protected images will be erased, so make sure there is nothing you need to keep. If necessary, transfer the images and data to a computer, etc., before formatting the card.

Formatting a Card

1. Set the camera's power switch to <ON>.

2. Press the <MENU> button to display the menu.

3. Under the [ ] tab, select [Format card], then press < >.

4. Select the card to format.
  • [ ] is the CF card, and [ ] is the CFast card.
  • Select the card, then press < >.

5. Select [OK], then press < >.
  • The card will be formatted.

When the card is formatted or data is erased, only the file management information is changed. The actual data is not completely erased.
Be aware of this when selling or discarding the card. When discarding the card, destroy the card physically to prevent personal data from being leaked.

The card capacity displayed on the card format screen may be smaller than the capacity indicated on the card.



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