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Nikon D3200 Digital Field Guide by Alan Hess

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The Setup Menu

It’s important to be aware of the menu choices in the Setup menu (setup.eps), but they are settings that can be set once, and then left alone (with the exception of the Format memory card option). When the Setup menu (setup.eps) is selected, the icon is orange, as shown in Figure 3.14.

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3.14 The Setup menu with the Info display format selected.

Reset setup options

This option resets the Setup menu (setup.eps) to the factory defaults. It does not, however, reset the Language, Time zone and date, Video mode, or Storage folder.

Format memory card

Formatting the memory card gets it ready to accept data from the camera. Selecting this menu choice erases all of the data on the card—even images marked as protected. It is a good idea to format the memory card from time to time because it helps avoid problems with the file structure. When I insert a memory card into the camera for the first time, the first thing I do is format it. This means that the card is empty and ready to use.

To format a memory card, do the following:

1. Press the Menu ( ) button. Select the setup menu from the choices on the left, ...

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