Canon EOS 5D Mark III Instruction Manual (en)

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If the card is new or was previously formatted by another camera or 
computer, format the card with the camera.
When the card is formatted, all images and data in the card will 
be erased. As even protected images will be erased, make 
sure there is nothing you need to keep. If necessary, transfer 
the images to a personal computer, etc., before formatting the 
card.
1
Select [Format card].
 
Under the [51] tab, select [Format 
card
], then press <
0>.
2
Select the card.
 
[
f] is the CF card, and [g] is the SD 
card.
 
Turn the <5> dial to select the card, 
then press <
0>.
3
Select [OK].
 
Select [OK], then press <
0>.
X
The card will be formatted.
X
When the formatting is completed, 
the menu will reappear.
 
When [
g] is selected, low-level 
formatting is possible (p.54). 
For low-level formatting, press the 
<L> button to append [Low level 
format
] with a <X> checkmark, then 
select [OK].
Before You Start
3
 Formatting the Card