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    Posted: 27 April 2019 at 20:55
While I was on holiday with an A77 ii last month and downloading the photos each evening, I noticed the file names had wrapped from DSC09999.JPG to DSC00001.JPG and were continuing from there.

Leaving aside the question of what happened to DSC00000.JPG :) I was surprised it didn't go to DSC10000.JPG.

Is there an option to have it do so / otherwise change the name so that I don't end up with very different photos with the same filename?

(As an aside, it was on DSC00018.JPG when I got it at the start of November, so that translates as over 10,000 photos in under five months.)




 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote QuietOC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 April 2019 at 21:31
No, it is unavoidable. The four digit file numbering is a standard that all companies follow. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Design_rule_for_Camera_File_system#DCF_objects
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Post Options Post Options   Quote icameisaw Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 April 2019 at 00:34
Oh well.

Given Sony have had no reluctance in introducing new hardware standards, they could have given the option of having a different naming system.

I wonder how many files have been lost because of this.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote stiuskr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 April 2019 at 02:28
It's an industry standard that all digital cameras must follow, there are no options except for renaming the files when uploading. Most photo editors allow file renaming and there's also aftermarket software that will do the same.
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Not reason to loose files over that issue, just arrange your import to go into separate folders. I do my importing with Playmemories Home and it automatically sticks the files into subfolders going by date taken.
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I can change the file name in my A99m2 but not my A77m2.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote stiuskr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 April 2019 at 13:02
Forgot about that, I changed mine to MK2 during the initial set up. You can only change the first three digits from DSC to whatever you like but we're still stuck with the 4 digit numbering system. But yeah, considering that shutters now are capable of 300k+ clicks that they should add a couple more digits to the numbering system.
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