Best Way to Retrieve Images Deleted from Sony Camera

In today’s digital revolution Sony Digital Camera has set up a benchmark for its competitors. Sony, well-known across the world in the field of electronics manufactured so many products ranging from television to laptop, Walkman to camcorders, DLXR to Cybershot and so. The first ever digital camera was launched by Sony in the year 1986 and since then series of digital cameras has been launched. Sony’s digital cameras absolutely outplayed the other brands in terms of picture quality, pricing and trust. Whether you are a novice or professional photographer, everyone favors Sony digital camera as their first choice. But the memory cards used in digital camera are prone to get corrupted very easily either by virus attack, corruption or some other reason. Memory card corruption may put you in disastrous state if stored digital images are precious to you. So to restore photos erased from a digital camera you need to make use of relevant photo recovery software.

Consider a realistic situation - You clicked a lot of photographs on a particular occasion. When you try to access or view the pictures from your digital camera, you encounter the below error message:

     ”Unable to use card”

The prime cause of the above error message is that Sony Camera is unable to read the file saved on the memory card. After the occurrence of the above error message, the photographs stored in the memory card become inaccessible and you get the same error message, every time you try to access the file thus leading to file loss. Sometimes, the file system of these memory cards may get corrupted due to various reasons such as malware or virus attack, power surge, abruptly removing the memory card from the card reader, improper startup procedures etc. Generally, when you connect memory card to the system, FSCK (file system check) command checks for any inconsistency in the card. If it finds any inconsistency then it will raise an error. This file system corruption may also result in loss of photos from memory card.

Maintaining a proper backup of those photos is an obvious solution of restoring lost image files. But in case of no backup only photo recovery software can recover lost or deleted photos. Make sure that the selected recovery tool is a read only one and doesn’t modify the original content.

Photo Recovery Software is a perfect utility to undelete deleted pictures from any digital camera including Sony, Canon, Nikon, Kodak, Samsung etc. It can recover the deleted photos,  audios and videos of any format including JPEG, RAW, GIF, JPG, BMP, PGM, WAV, MP3, M4P, WMA, RM, AIFF, RPS, MIDI, AVI, MPEG, MOV, MP4, 3GP, ASF, WMV, etc. from all storage media in almost all circumstances. Moreover it’s read only software. This non destructive software is available for both Windows (Vista, XP, 2003, 2000 and NT) and Apple Mac (Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, 10.4 Tiger and 10.3.9 Panther) operating systems. You can download the free trial version of this tool and evaluate the recovery results. This application can also be used to restore deleted photos from SDHC card of various cameras. Visit: to know more about how to recover deleted photos from SDHC card.

Steps to retrieve images deleted from Sony Camera:

Step 1: Remove the affected memory card from your Sony Digital Camera and connect it as a slave to the healthy computer. Download and install the photo recovery software on the system to which, the affected memory card is connected. Run the program by double-clicking the shortcut icon on the desktop. From the main screen that is displayed, select “Recover Deleted Photos” option to recover photos that have been deleted as shown in Figure 1 and proceed.

Select option

Figure 1. Select Recover Deleted Photos

Step 2: Select the memory card which appears as a logical volume or storage device from which the data needs to be recovered as shown in Figure 2 and click on “Next”.

Select SD card

Figure 2. Select Memory Card

Step 3: The  software lets you select the image file types that are listed, based on their unique signatures, or may even skip this step as shown in Figure 3.

Select video file types

Figure 3. Select Image File types

Step 4: Once the recovery software finishes scanning, the recovered files will be displayed in Figure 4. You can view the recovered files either by “Data View” or “File Type View” option.

View recovered videos

Figure 4. Data View/File Type View

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