Only SD cards will have a in-camera low level format option. A regular in-camera format is not a low level format. If you have a camera that offers a low level format for your SD card, it writes zeros to all of the memory cells and the images are not recoverable.
Most cameras do not offer the low level format option. You can do a full format with the card in a card reader using your computer which does the same thing. A quick format does not.
The 5d3 offers a low level format
for both the CF as well as ONLY for the
SD card in the camera. Glad to know that the low level 'in camera' format will render any on card files unrecoverable.
Mt Spokane was right all along ... low level format is available only for the SD card and not the CF card. An edit to my post was necessitated ...
Thanks ... JR
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