Sony 7ac, deleting new pictures

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kjansen New Member • Posts: 2
Sony 7ac, deleting new pictures

I recently got a Sony 7ac. Took some pictures during the holidays, no issues. Went out last weekend, I could see the previews, stopped as the SD card was full. Once I loaded the pictures onto my computer, the pictures were gone! I put the SD back into the camera, it just said

" Unable to load" only to the new pictures, not the old ones. Then erased them. Any ideas?

Trollmannx Veteran Member • Posts: 7,485
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kjansen wrote:

I recently got a Sony 7ac. Took some pictures during the holidays, no issues. Went out last weekend, I could see the previews, stopped as the SD card was full.

Full SD card?

Did you usean old and slow low capacity card? If so get a new one.

Once I loaded the pictures onto my computer, the pictures were gone! I put the SD back into the camera, it just said

Transfer and delete?

Always transfer files without deleting. The card should be formatted in the camera.

" Unable to load" only to the new pictures, not the old ones. Then erased them. Any ideas?

Most likely user error or a corrupted SD card.

Time for a new SD card?

OP kjansen New Member • Posts: 2
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Thanks for your response! It was an SD card the staff where I bought my camera mentioned I would be okay with. I usually don't delete files off the card until much later, but this time it was an automatic delete without even asking, unfortunately. Do you know if I could reformat the card and use it again? Or I'm best to go with a brand new one?

Despiser Regular Member • Posts: 291
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kjansen wrote:

Thanks for your response! It was an SD card the staff where I bought my camera mentioned I would be okay with. I usually don't delete files off the card until much later, but this time it was an automatic delete without even asking, unfortunately. Do you know if I could reformat the card and use it again? Or I'm best to go with a brand new one?

Since you bought the camera recently you can explain the salesperson recommended that card and it doesn't work properly. Always format a new card. I never even use delete and reformat before each use but that may be extreme for some, especially if you want to keep files stored on the camera.

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I don't have an A7C, but I have and had several A7 series cameras. I have never had problems with deleting photos in-camera, with the garbage can button. I always format new cards in-camera, and usually reformat them after transferring files from a big shoot.

Where I have seen problems is with deleting files other than with the camera's garbage can button - or modifying them in any way, such as rotation, on the card. Sony seems to use a file index in addition to the files themselves, and deleting a file in a card reader or over the cable does not seem to update the index.

I have also often seen warnings from Windows that something is wrong with my SD card when I put it in the card reader. I always ignore these. There's never any problem with reading the cards, even though Windows complains about them.

I have a few times seen a Recover ... ? message when inserting a card into the camera. It has given me the option of yes or no, not done anything without asking. Pretty sure every time I've seen that I had already copied off all the files, so I didn't worry about saying Yes, and it never lost anything in that process.

I have also, rarely, and only with the original A7, seen situations where my laptop's card reader couldn't read one raw file out of a set of shots, but could read all the other raw and JPG files. In those cases, I was able to copy the raw file over the USB cable with the card in the camera.

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Trollmannx Veteran Member • Posts: 7,485
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kjansen wrote:

Thanks for your response! It was an SD card the staff where I bought my camera mentioned I would be okay with. I usually don't delete files off the card until much later, but this time it was an automatic delete without even asking, unfortunately. Do you know if I could reformat the card and use it again? Or I'm best to go with a brand new one?

Personally I always format the cards in the camera after copying the files to the computer and a backup disk. Take lots of images so getting rid of old clutter on the memory card makes handling the files easier.

I do always double check that the transfer was ok before formatting.

You have a new card. Just find a practical way to handle transfer and formatting. We are all different so my procedure might not work that well for others.

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