How to Format the Media Card on the Nikon D800


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Formatting the media card

Most media cards come from the factory already formatted, but it's a really good idea to format a new card with your specific camera. You will use your camera's Format command anytime that you want to erase the card. So after you've held your images into your computer, you will need to put the card back into your camera and format it. It's very important that you choose Format to do this rather than using the camera's Erase All function. Repeated use of Erase All can leave your card unreliable and result in you being unable to get the images off your card.

Now, you can usually use special file-recovery software to get to unreadable images, but it's a lot better to just avoid the problem in the first place. If a card does get messed up then formatting it should put it back to normal. Since Format is a command that you are going to use very regularly, it's good to learn exactly where it is. The Format command is located in your menu system. It's here in the S...

Formatting the media card
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Formatting the media card provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Ben Long as part of the Shooting with the Nikon D800

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