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How to Reformat the Memory Card in a Panasonic Lumix

Updated July 19, 2017

Panasonic joined with one of the foremost makers of optical glass, Leica, to produce a line of compact digital cameras. Models like the TZ-5 sports a 10x optical zoom and wide angle lens in a camera body as compact as most 3x optical zoom cameras from other companies. Panasonic cameras use SD memory cards, and to keep the memory from becoming corrupted, you should format it in the camera.

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  1. Press the "Menu" button and use the "Right Arrow" button to scroll to the set-up menu (the wrench icon).

  2. Press the "Down Arrow" until "Forma"t is highlighted. Press the "Right Arrow" to access the sub-menu.

  3. Press the "Down Arrow" until "Yes" is highlighted. Press "Set."

  4. Press "Set" again. All memory will be erased and the memory card will be formatted to that specific camera.

  5. Warning

    Formatting a memory card means you can't use image recovery software to recover deleted pictures. Before formatting the card, make sure you download all photos to your computer.

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Things You'll Need

  • SD memory card

About the Author

Candace Horgan has worked as a freelance journalist for more than 12 years. Her work has appeared in various print and online publications, including the "Denver Post" and "Mix." Horgan holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and history.

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