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Mastering the Nikon D300/D300S by Darrell Young

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Format Memory Card

(User’s Manual – D300S page 301; D300 page 313)

Format memory card allows you to prepare your memory cards for use in your new camera. The D300S has two memory card slots, while the D300 has one. Since the cameras have a different number of card slots, the Setup Menu screens are different. The D300S has an extra screen that allows you to select which card you want to format.

If you don’t like using the external camera controls to format a memory card, the D300(S) allows you to use the Shooting menu instead. We’ll examine both methods.

The D300S has both a CF and SD memory card slot, so you’ll have to choose which card you want to format when you use the Setup Menu > Format memory card function. The D300 only has one CF card slot, ...

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