Article ID : 00159676 / Last Modified : 11/04/2018

How to format a memory card using the Action cam.

    To format the memory card using the remote control:

    1. Press the MENU button of the remote control.
      NOTE: The list of setting items will be displayed.
    2. Press the UP button or DOWN button of the remote control to select Format in the Settings Connecting devices settings.
    3. Press the REC/ENTER button of the remote control.
      NOTE: Select Back iconBack, then press the REC/ENTER button to cancel the formatting.

      LIVE-View Remote

      [1] MENU button
      [2] UP button
      [3] DOWN button
      [4] REC/ENTER buttom

    To format the memory card using a smartphone or tablet:

    1. Turn on the camera.
    2. Open the PlayMemories Mobile App, connect the camera to the smartphone or tablet via wi-fi.
    3. Select SETTINGS in the PlayMemories Mobile app.
    4. Scroll down and select FORMAT.


    • Save important images to devices such as a computer before formatting.
    • Do not perform any of the following operations while formatting.
      • Press a button.
      • Eject the memory card.
      • Connect or disconnect a cable.
      • Insert or remove the battery pack.
    • When the remote control is not connected to the camera through Wi-Fi, the camera settings cannot be changed.
    • To return to the setting item selection screen from the setting value selection screen, select Back icon.
    • To perform the setting item in the selection screen or the setting value, select OK.