How to Get Back Photos from Sony Alpha DSLR Camera

You are reading this page means you might have lost or deleted your precious photos from Sony Alpha DSLR Camera and you are searching for solution to get back them. Accidental deletion, improper operation or wrong card formatting will cause loss of your valuable photos which are related to your unforgettable life events that cannot be returned back. Apart from this, some other common mistakes performed by the user due to which the photos may get lost from Sony DSLR Camera. Have a glance over it.

  • If you unknowingly press “Delete All” button on your Sony Alpha DSLR Camera, then all the photos which have stored in that camera’s memory card will get deleted
  • Sometimes you will get camera errors such as ‘the disk in drive is not formatted’ or ‘ the card is not initialized ‘, in such case if you click on format option then entire photos which are stored in that memory card will get lost
  • There is a chance for deletion of photos from Sony Alpha DSLR Camera’s memory card while transferring photos from card to some other devices( due to interruptions like power failure)

Anyhow, after losing photos immediately stop using your camera so that lost photos won’t be overwritten by new created files. Then you should perform photo recovery as early as possible to regain those lost photos with reliable recovery software.

Internally what happens when photos are deleted or lost from Sony Alpha DSLR Camera?

When photos are deleted or lost from Sony Alpha DSLR Camera’s memory card, the raw data of photos is not erased, system marks the space occupied by those deleted photos as free so that the space can be used to save new files. Similarly, if you format the memory card, all photos will not be wiped, whole memory card is marked as free so that new photos can be saved there.

There is no such location in Sony Alpha camera like Recycle Bin as we do have on computers. At the same time, photos which are deleted on digital camera will not be moved to computer Recycle Bin even photos are deleted when camera is connected to your computer. Hence in case you need to use Photo recovery software in order to get back them.

Software to recover photos from Sony Alpha DSLR Camera:

Yodot Photo Recovery is an efficient tool to recover deleted or loss photos from Sony Alpha DSLR Camera’s memory card on Windows system. You can restore deleted or lost photos, RAW images and other files from Sony Alpha DSLR Camera’s memory card by using this utility. This application not only recovers photos, but also guides in getting back media files such as videos, audios and other file formats. It assists you to regain photos from different models of Sony Alpha DSLR Camera such as DSLR-A900, SLT- A99, DSLR-A850, DSLR-A100, DSLR-A200, DSLR-A700, DSLR-A330 and so on. In addition to Sony Alpha DSLR Camera, it can support other brand of cameras such as Nokia, Panasonic, Canon, Kodak and so on. Also, it helps to retrieve files from unrecognized memory card, inaccessible, crashed, corrupted storage media (like pen drives, memory stick, external hard drives). This tool works well with the various Windows family of operating systems such as Windows 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP, 2008 and 2003. Even, you will get Mac version of this software i.e Yodot Mac Photo Recovery to rescue photo files from Sony Alpha DSLR Camera on Mac system.

Procedure to restore photos from Sony Alpha DSLR Camera:

  • Download and install Yodot Photo Recovery application on Windows system.
  • Connect Sony Alpha DSLR Camera’s memory card to that Windows computer
  • Run the program and follow onscreen guidelines carefully to perform successful photo recovery from Sony Alpha DSLR Camera
  • Choose any option from “Deleted Photo Recovery”, “Lost Photo Recovery” options, to start recovery process
  • Next, this program will shows all internal and external drives found on computer including Sony Alpha DSLR Camera’s memory card
  • Select device drive that represents Sony Alpha DSLR Camera’s memory card and click on “Next” button
  • This tool scans selected memory card thoroughly and displays list of lost or deleted photo files which can be regain.
  • Save retrieved photos to desired location on Windows PC hard drive or any other external storage devices such as pen drives, external hard drives, CDS and so on


  • To avoid data overwriting, stop using Sony Alpha DSLR Camera after photos gets deleted or lost
  • Try to operate your Sony Alpha DSLR Camera carefully while choosing different kind of buttons on it
  • Don’t shoot images while Sony Alpha DSLR Camera is running on low battery

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