Camera File Numbering Systems Question

Started Aug 23, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Camera File Numbering Systems Question
Aug 23, 2012

Do all cameras have a finite file numbering system?

May seem like an odd question, but ... a few years ago I bought a Canon 60D and have used it in continuous sequential numbering mode, and finally it got to file number IMG_9999.xxx and rolled over back to IMG_0001.xxx

Sadly, I find no way to change in camera the prefix. Really sadly, I have found some files in my PC have been overwritten. If I link the camera via USB to the PC and use the EOS utility software, I can change the prefix, file naming, etc., but it only works via downloading through USB and the utility, no effect on the file numbering on the SD card.

Are other manufacturers more flexible in how you can change file numbering in-camera?

Canon EOS 60D
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