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Deleting a picture is very simple, all you need to do is first is going to the playback mode by pressing the Playback button right here, so you see the last picture that was taken off the camera. There you have the little blue trashcan icon. This is what you want to use to delete one picture at a time, so just press this button, the camera will ask you if you want to erase or not. You can either roll over to cancel, leave on erase. It set so you execute. Now let’s say you have a lot of pictures and you want to erase more than just one picture at a time. So what you’ll do is just going to the menu and go down to erase, it set. Here I have the option of selecting or putting a check mark next to all the pictures that I want to delete and then upon exit I would just tell the camera to delete all those with the check mark.
The other option is to select a range of images. For example picture number 59 up to picture number 72 and erase everything in between. You also can delete by date, by category or by folder. Right now I don’t have any categories so that’s not an option or I can delete by folder. Usually I don’t do much of this maybe the select option and the all images option. I don’t use the all images option when I want to erase all the images. Now that sounds kind of strange but there’s a better way of erasing all the images and I’ll show you that in a little bit. The reason why I use all images is to actually erase most of the images other than and select few.
So for example, let’s say I have two hundred pictures on my memory card and I just want to keep four of them. I’m going to go one by one and I’m not going to select 196 pictures so that I can keep four of them. What I would rather do let’s press the Menu button, go down to protect press Set and select the few that I want to keep so press Set and let’s say I want to keep this I’ll go ahead and press Set and see here the key next to the set button. So just press set in order to lock this picture from being deleted. I’ll go to the next picture and press Set here. I can just go through one by one. I can also zoom out. Use your zoom lever as you would when you’re taking a picture to zoom out and now I can see thumbnails of all these pictures and I can move around and see which one I want to keep and just press Set and it’ll lock will show up so now I have this images selected and I want to press Menu to escape. Menu again to escape the protect function, go up to erase let’s set and go up to all images press Set. It will ask me to confirm whether this is okay and it’s a move over to OK and press set.
Now all the images except for those three that I just selected have been erased. In order to erase all your images press the Menu button, move over to the set up menu and then go down to Format. The reason why you want to erase all your images using format is because it’s a much, much healthier way of erasing everything on the memory card. What I mean by that is when you download images from the camera especially if you use a card reader sometimes your computer will leave files on that card that the camera is not familiar with. So use Format in order to erase everything from the card including those files that the camera can’t see. So go ahead and press set it’ll ask me if I want to format, I’ll just move over to OK and press Set again. It will even erase those images that I’ve protected. This is like creating up a clean slide on your memory card. Go ahead and press Menu to escape and now I have no images.
Now if you want to continue taking pictures I’ll just give you this quick tip. I’ve been in the playback mode for quite sometime and my lens retracted so if I press the power button or if I press the playback button the camera will simply turn off. Before I want to go into the record mode, I’ll just press the Shutter button halfway as though I’m taking a picture and the camera will turn on and the record mode.
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