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07-08-2011, 11:15 AM   #1
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Formatting/Firmware Update Question

Hi. Just got my K-5 last week, and loving it! I wanted to upgrade the firmware, but I'm having a slight issue with the formatting of the SDHC card. I will preface by saying I have a macbook pro.

So, if I format the card in the camera and insert the formatted card into my computer's card reader, my computer will not even recognize the card. However, if I take a picture with the card, the computer will recognize the card when I connect it to the computer (by taking the picture, the camera seems to write a file system, or so it would seem).

Any way to get around this? I thought formatting the card in the camera would be the best way to go, but is it possible to format the card using Disk Utility? What file system should I format the card in?

Thanks for any help!! Sorry it may seem like a stupid question, this is my first DSLR.

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Try to format the card on the computer and put the firmware right away (while the card is still mounted).
07-08-2011, 11:40 AM   #3
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Ok. So does it matter what file system I format it in? It looks like MSDOS (FAT) is my best option to format it. I don't know if I'm making a big deal out of nothing, but I don't want to mess it up!

Thanks!
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Format the card as FAT on your MAC edit (yes MS-DOS FAT)

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Thanks, it worked! Woohoo!
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now shoot some!!!!!! yeah
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