Canon PowerShot A580 2463B020 User Guide (en)

You should always format a new memory card or one from which you 
wish to erase all images and other data.
Formatting Memory Cards
Please note that formatting (initializing) a memory card erases 
all data, including protected images and other file types.
Select [Format].
1. Press the 
2. Use the 
 button to select the 
3. Use the 
 button to select 
4. Press the 
Make settings.
1. Use the 
 button to select 
2. Press the 
• To perform a low level format, use the 
 button to select [Low Level 
Format] and the 
 button to 
add a check mark.
• You can stop formatting a memory card when [Low Level 
Format] is selected by pressing the FUNC./SET button. You can 
still use a memory card without problem when formatting is 
halted, but its data will be erased.
Low Level Format
We recommend you select [Low Level Format] when you think 
that the recording/reading speed of a memory card has 
dropped. A low level format may require 2 to 3 minutes with 
some memory cards.