How to Recover Deleted Videos from Sony Digital Camera?

“Need help!! Someone please help me to recover back accidentally deleted videos from my Sony digital camera. It all happened when I handed Sony camera to my younger brother who unknowingly erased few important videos from it. I don’t even posses any backup of deleted video files. So can anyone suggest me on how to recover deleted videos from Sony digital camera? Many thanks in advance.”

Sony is one of the best manufacturer of digital gadgets like compact cameras, Handycam, digital cameras, etc. And Sony leaves no room to complain about Style and Convenience of using its appliances. Though, like any other digital devices, storing files, could be an issue.

- Cameras stores pictures, or videos in a memory card. Storing files in memory card can never be safe unless you move your files in other device like your personal computer. Unfortunately, 65% queries that we get report losing their files while transferring to other device or committing a silly mistake and often they don't have any clue how to restore deleted videos from camera.

Here’re 4 common reason People often lose their media files (Please don’t commit one yourself):

  • 25% customers reported losing a file from camera while cleaning unwanted junk photos or videos and accidently deleting the one which is really precious
  • 20% reported hitting the Erase All or Delete All button before they had backup
  • 15% reported Formatting the memory card without transferring files somewhere else
  • 30% complained about software glitches like virus, or malware attack and ending up losing those data due to an Anti-virus scan

Rest of the queries quoted some unknown reason might be because they didn't realize at the right time

Well losing those precious photos is always a tragic accident, for example – Imagine losing your wedding recordings, (I wish it never happen to anyone). But in all these scenarios those videos are recoverable. And I am going to show you exactly how using Yodot Photo Recovery Software.

We’ll talk about specially recovering videos from Sony professional Cameras in this section:

This software is capable of recovering video files deleted from Sony digital camera and other gadgets like handy cam, mobile phones, iPod, DSLR cameras and so on with utmost ease. You can get back files like videos (avi, mov, divx, mpg, m4v, 3gp, mp4, bik, cpi, etc.), pictures (jpg, img, pic, bmp, tiff, gif, png, dng, nef, raw, cr2, orf, etc.), and audios (mp3, mp4, wav, aiff, aif, amr, m4a, midi and so on). Moreover, it also supports restoration of media files from various flash memory cards, hard drives, removable drives, pen drives, etc. on Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and Server 2008.


Step by Step process to recover deleted videos from Sony digital Camera or Handycam:

  • Connect your Sony digital camera along with its external storage device (SD card) to a healthy Windows computer
  • Download Yodot Photo Recovery tool onto that Windows computer and set up the installation
  • After completion of installation, launch the tool and stick to the main screen
  • In main window, click on “Deleted Photo Recovery” option to perform deleted video recovery from Sony camera
  • Then from the list of drive present in the upcoming screen, choose the one representing Sony digital camera’s storage device
  • Also, if necessary mention the file types that you wish to retrieve or simply override this step
  • By clicking next, software performs a quick scan on the selected drive and comes up with restorable video files
  • Choose required video files from the list of retrievable files under Data view and File Type view
  • View the video file description by clicking on Preview button
  • Further, specify a destination location on host system drive and save these files (Never save recovered files to the same memory device of Sony digital camera from which it was recovered)

If You're using Canon camera card, and looking for ways to recover files from Canon card this article might help.

Safety measures:

  • Evade unintentional deletion of videos from Sony digital camera before backing up all its files
  • Prior to deleting any video from Sony digital camera, verify for the right choice of files
  • Do not erase any files from Sony digital camera’s memory device when connected on system

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