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Sony a7. Deleting images. Warning.

altitude50 Avatar
altitude50 19 24.1k United Kingdom
22 Jul 2019 2:29PM
I had about 217 images on my S*ny A7 taken on one day. I have downloaded them and they are safe.
For the first time I decided to keep 10 of the best ones on the card in camera temporarily to show to a friend.
Looked in the (very sparse) instruction book and it says 'protected images cannot be deleted'

Oh yes they can!
Marked them to protect.
Went to the delete menu, deleted all images - and there we images.
Very clever, S*ny!Sad
meyeview Avatar
meyeview 14 1.4k 1 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2019 2:40PM
you could have sent them to your phone using the app.
why don't you put the images back on to the card from your drive?
altitude50 Avatar
altitude50 19 24.1k United Kingdom
22 Jul 2019 2:50PM
Thanks, but I do not use my phone for images.
I could and will put the images back onto a smaller card, but I was trying to warn other S*ny a7 users that they cannot rely on advice in the handbook.................
Chris_L Avatar
Chris_L 9 5.5k United Kingdom
22 Jul 2019 3:12PM
You formatted your card and all 217 images disappeared including the 10 best ones you had decided to keep?
altitude50 Avatar
altitude50 19 24.1k United Kingdom
22 Jul 2019 3:31PM
I have now found out what I should have done. After I marked the images to protect there is another screen which says - OK -
-Complete- This can be bypassed.
I am used to the Panasonic and Nikon way which is much more logical.

I didn't format the card I selected ten images to protect, then tried to delete the 207 on the card. These (217) images are all safe in a Hard drive and the best ten are elsewhere.
thewilliam2 Avatar
thewilliam2 6 1.7k United Kingdom
23 Jul 2019 10:40AM
Right from the start of our digital photography, we've had an SOP that no image, however bad, may be deleted away from base. Weeding was only ever done in a computer. Cards were the quarantined until the basic weeding was complete.


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