Human errors that can lead to losing Sigma camera pictures
1. Human errors occur due to accidental deletion or formatting without backing up digital pictures. For example, you may have purchased a new Sigma SD 15 camera and have taken lots of digital pictures while traveling with your family. Suddenly, you've reached the SD card limit, which means that you need to delete some pictures to get more free space for new photos. So you decided to delete some of the ones that didn't look so good, but later you found that some other pretty pictures had also been deleted due to malfunction. In this case, is it possible to recover photos from the Sigma camera?
2. Another scenario that may happen. When you insert the Sigma camera memory card into a computer or laptop to back up all those precious photos in case of an emergency, the system can't recognize the memory card correctly and asks you to format it. You follow all the instructions without thinking much about it, and as a result all your precious pictures have been deleted, is there a way to recover your pictures from the Sigma camera memory card?
Have the pictures been permanently deleted?
Not really. As a matter of fact, deleting or formatting pictures won't necessarily delete them permanently. If you delete pictures from your Sigma camera memory card, you simply delete that entry but the picture data will still be stored in the areas of the original disk from the camera's memory card. If you format the Sigma camera memory card, you'll only erase the information from where the photo data is allocated and what the data size is, etc. from the file system. In short, after deleting or formatting pictures the data is marked as available for new data to be written over it.
Solution to recover photos from the Sigma camera
While those deleted or formatted pictures aren't replaced with new data, it's possible to recover them. And the best way to recover pictures from Sigma camera is to try a few camera recovery programs. Here specific advanced algorithms will be applied to analyze the camera's memory card data to look for the lost pictures's information.
Step 1: Connect Sigma camera to PC/Mac with USB cable or connect its SD memory card to PC/Mac using SD card reader.
Step 2: Download, install and start this Sigma Camera Photo Recovery software. Select the media drive and click on the “Scan Now” button.
Step 3: When the scanning process is over, you will see a list of recoverable files in the scanning result. Preview and select the photos you want to recover.
Step 4: Finally click “Recover” and you will be able to retrieve deleted photos from your Sigma Camera.