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Canon EOS 40D Guide to Digital Photography by David D. Busch

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Format

Use this item to erase everything on your memory card and set up a fresh file system ready for use. When you select Format, you’ll see a display like Figure 3.23, showing the capacity of the card, how much of that space is currently in use, and two choices at the bottom of the screen to Cancel or OK (proceed with the format). A blue-green bar appears on the screen to show the progress of the formatting step.

Figure 3.23. You must confirm the format step before the camera will erase a memory card.

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