How to delete all images on your Sony Cybershot
Once in a while I’ll post a simple how-to post. Not terribly entertaining, but seems to fill a void out there for anyone searching for days to do the same thing. Hopefully a few fellow frustrated Cybershot users will stumble upon this post some day…
So, 5 years ago I bought my first digital camera–a Canon Digital Elph. It was great and sturdy and still works amazingly well. Alas, it never took indoor low-light shots very well and so this xmas I decided to upgrade to a new camera.
I got suckered into buying a Sony Cybershot. The guyÂ behind the counter really liked it and managed to show off enough doo-dads to convince me. It’s an OK camera. I guess. I thought the interface was decent, and the screen is definitely bigger, and, to be fair, it does take better low-light pictures. But, it’s plastic, and still not all that much better than the ol’ Canon. I’ve since seen the new Canons and I (and apparently a majority of Flickr users agree) now only suggest Canons to anyone that asks. Digital camera? Canon. Laptop? Apple. Fridge? Anything but a Frigidaire.
But now I’m rambling on. Back to the topic at hand: How in the *$&#(@ do you delete ALL the photos off the camera? Is it in the manual? Not that I can find. Intuitive? Not at all. Use iPhoto? Nope. Cybershots apparently don’t listen to iPhoto to well. So, after some googling and experimenting, I FINALLY figured it out:
- Turn on camera
- Press the PLAYBACK button (button with triangle above screen on back)
- Look at the top of the camera and slide the ZOOM control to ‘-’
- The playback screen now shows multiple slides per screen.
- Press delete button (the one on the bottom of the back of the camera)
- Press theUP button twice to select ‘delete all’
- Press the CENTER button in the middle of the arrow buttons to delete.
- All gone!
Easy! Well, easy once you figure out that you need to use a combination of 4 different buttons on 2 different parts of the camera.
I miss my Canon.