NEX-6: Photos taken, but not stored?

Discussion in 'Sony Alpha E-Mount Cameras' started by Marshland, Aug 23, 2016.

  1. Marshland

    Marshland TalkEmount Regular

    Aug 3, 2014
    This is a weird one. I was at a jazz festival at the weekend, taking about 150 or so photos using my trusty old Canon FD 50mm, all in RAW format. I don't normally 'chimp', so never checked any of the photos at the time.
    At home I attempted to transfer the photos from the camera to my PC via USB and found just five photos. These were all taken immediately before I left the festival, after a quick trip to the loo...

    So, why just the last five photos? Where were all the other photos I took? I checked the card (a SanDisk Ultra HCI 32GB) using some file recovery software, after a long scan it found plenty of old deleted photos, some dating back years, but none of the mysteriously absent ones.

    I put this down to a glitch and used an identical replacement card for photos the next day.
    On arrival at the second day of the festival, now using my seldom used SEL55210, I switched on and the camera wasn't recognising the lens properly. I had to do a full reset, which resolved the problem. I had no further problems, all photos taken were still there afterwards.

    The latter I can dismiss as an annoying little glitch, but a complete failure to store photos seems very odd to me, bearing in mind they never appeared to be written to the card. Anyone else ever experienced similar? Is it a sign that my NEX-6 is on its way out? By the way, the camera was not subjected to any physical shock at any time.
  2. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
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    Well that sucks. My first thought is that the card is having issues since the replacement seemed to work just fine.

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  3. Marshland

    Marshland TalkEmount Regular

    Aug 3, 2014
    Well hopefully it was just a card problem rather than the camera itself, although I'd have thought any write issues would be reported by the camera at the time.