Erasing Images

You can either select and erase unnecessary images individually or erase them in one batch. Protected images () will not be erased.


  • Once an image is erased, it cannot be recovered. Make sure you no longer need the image before erasing it. To prevent important images from being erased accidentally, protect them.

Erasing Images Individually

  1. Select the image to be erased.

    • Press the Playback button.
    • Use the Left keyRight key keys for selection.
  2. Press the Up key key.

  3. Erase the images.

    JPEG or RAW images or movies

    • Select [Erase].

    RAW+JPEG images

    • Select an option.

Selecting ([]) Multiple Images to Erase Together

By adding checkmarks to the images to be erased, you can erase all those images at once.

  1. Select [Playback: Erase images].

  2. Select [Select and erase images].

  3. Select an image.

    • Use the Left keyRight key keys to select an image to erase, then press the Quick Control/Set button button.
    • To select another image to be erased, repeat step 3.
    • Press the MENU button, then press [OK].
  4. Erase the images.

Specifying the Range of Images to Erase

While looking at the images in the index display, you can specify the first and last images for a range to erase all the specified images at once.

  1. Select [Select range].

  2. Specify the range of images.

    • Select the first image (start point).
    • Next, select the last image (end point).
  3. Press the MENU button.

  4. Erase the images.

    • Select [OK].

Erasing All Images in a Folder or on a Card

  • When you select [All images in folder] or [All images on card] in [Playback: Erase images], all the images in the folder or on the card will be erased.
  • If the search conditions are set with [Playback: Set image search conditions] (), the display will change to [All found images].

    • If you select [All found images], all the images filtered by the search conditions will be erased.


  • To erase all the images including protected images, format the card ().