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05-15-2016, 03:19 PM   #1
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How do you format the camera/sdhc card to work in the istDS

How do you format the camera/sdhc card to work in the ist DS

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Place card in sd card slot, choose Format from camera menu.
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First, You will need to have the proper firmware version, 2.02, installed on your DS. If you have, there should be no problems with formatting the card in your camera.
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You first of all need to be on a more recent version of the firmware in the camera. I think that you find out your current firmware version by holding down Menu while turning the camera on.

Check the Pentax website - Software Downloads : Support & Service | RICOH IMAGING - for the latest firmware. You need at least version 2.01 to use SDHC cards.

Follow the directions of the above webpage, downloading the firmware to an ordinary SD card in the root directory and then do the update. After it is completed you should be on firmware 2.02 and able to format SDHC cards in camera via one of the menu items.

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If you need just format instructions, they can be found here.

Camera Settings; Formatting The Sd Memory Card - Pentax SLR Operating Manual [Page 164]
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The *ist DS was initially unable to read SDHC cards and only read SD cards. You need a plain jane SD card (I think max size is 4GB, I used a 1GB card) and the most recent firmware (as discussed above). The most recent firmware adds SDHC capability, after that is done you can format and use SDHC cards.
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