06-22-2018 05:53 AM
Recently purchased Canon PowerShot elph 180 camera. After placing memory card in slot I received a memory card error message. Most forums and suggestions say you should format the new mom or card to get camera to work. Problem is under tools menu I do not have format option. All other menu items are lit up but I am not able to format. Please help!
Any suggestions? Thanks
06-22-2018 10:36 PM
A-Ha! That may be your issue. Canon's manuals don't seem to spell it out in so many words, but they don't recommend using the micro SD cards and adapters. Not that they don't seem to work in some cases, but they're known to cause issues frequently enough to be considered an unnecessary source of frustration. Maybe one of the Canon Products Experts will pop in here and state his case.
Try a full size SD card in the camera and see if that brings things back to normal and allows you to do a low-level format. Then get out there and start shooting!
And most of the long time members here will also probably suggest using a couple smaller capacity cards instead of one big one. This way, if one card fails or gets lost you might be able to salvage at least some shots from your other cards.
06-23-2018 07:36 PM
Thanks for posting.
Your camera isn't compatible with memory cards that use the UHS-I standard. We recommend the use of full-sized memory cards, too. Also, we recommend that you format your camera, only in your camera.