Learn how to format the memory card using the Canon A610/A620
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To format the camera, this is pretty important in the Cannon A610 like all visual cameras allow you to format the memory card. This is actually very, very important. To do so, you can be in anyone of the modes, either in the record mode or the playback mode. Let's turn the camera on. It's found in the menu, in the set up actually so let's access the menu. Press the menu button there and then I’m going to use my left and right navigation buttons here to access the set up menu. I’m going to go down with the down navigation button until I get to format.
Once I got format, I just press the set button here in the center, and then it gives me an option. Initially, I canceled this highlighted so if I had set it accidently right now, I’m just going to cancel. If I press the right navigation button or left navigation button, I will get to okay and then hit the set button to format the memory card. Formatting is basically clearing out the entire memory card of anything. All the images, any miscellaneous file that may have been put on there by accident when you have the camera connected to the computer or any other reason, it completely cleans up the memory card, reformats it and you can start from scratching it. It’s a good idea to do once you have downloaded the pictures if you use a memory card reader and something like that. So, download the pictures, put the card back in the camera and format it until erase everything and that’s it.