Is it a must to format new SD card for camera before using?

Answer The five cameras that I have had that used SD cards didnot need a formatting of the card before using it in the cameras.One of these cars will not be recognized in a couple of USB card holders that... Read More »

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I just purchased a new memory card for an Olympus camedia digital camera I'm having problems getting it to work after telling it not to format and card error flashes?

What does card setup format mean on the camera?

'Format' removes all data stored on the card inside the camera. You should use this option with caution as you will lose all photos stored on that card, even if they have been marked as 'protected... Read More »

How do you format a SD card for canon camera?

Look for the format option on the camera or use your computer to format the SD card if you have a card reader

Do i need to format a SD HC Memory card before using it in my digital camera If so how do i do it?

I agree with photo ace. It may work in your camera without formatting, but it is best to format any new card IN your camera. It may be somewhat hidden in your menu, like beyond the bottom of a scre... Read More »