How to Reset a Sony Cyber-Shot Camera

by Adam Brown
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The Sony Cyber-shot line of digital cameras has been on the market since 1996. These feature-rich cameras allow you to customize settings ranging from picture modes to the control of shutter speed, ISO and exposure levels. Cyber-shots can come equipped with extra-long zoom lenses, pop-up flash units and touchscreen LCD panels. If one of these features malfunctions, you may need to reset the camera back to its original settings while troubleshooting.

Step 1

Turn off the camera if the lens is protracted and the green light in the middle or to the side of the POWER button is illuminated. The lens will retract back into the camera body and the green light will turn off.

Step 2

Release the battery compartment door and remove the battery. If the AC adapter is connected to the camera, disconnect it at this time.

Step 3

Hold down the POWER button for at least 15 seconds.

Step 4

Release the POWER button.

Step 5

Reinsert the battery back into the battery compartment and close the compartment door.

Turn on the camera by pressing the POWER button.


  • Resetting your camera will erase all personalized settings, such as time and date.
  • Remove your memory card from the camera before attempting a reset. You may lose all saved photos and videos if you reset the camera with the card still inside.


Photo Credits

  • John Sciulli/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

About the Author

Adam Brown began his writing career in sports journalism, reporting for his college newspaper, "The Six Mile Post." He is a graduate of Kennesaw State University, earning his Bachelor of Business Administration in management and currently serves as the Business Manager for Belles Organics.

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