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Dear Akshay

Is it possible to protect photo images in the digital Camera with a password?.


Hi Prashant,

If by 'protect' you mean 'prevent from being overwritten', then the answer is yes, but not with a password. Most memory cards come equipped with a write protection switch. When this switch is flipped, the card becomes read-only.

Most cameras will also allow protection from accidental erasure with a dedicated button (as with Nikon) or through the menu (Canon).
Once you've gone through the process, an icon with a key appears on the screen when you're reviewing the protected image, to indicate that it can't be deleted.

There is no way of doing this in-camera with a password.

I hope that answers your question.

Happy shooting!

P.S. You added a similar additional question right after this one about video and camcorders, which I had to reject. While not strictly the same question, it has a similar answer: camcorder recording devices, whether tapes or cards, also have write-protection switches. I don't know of any that provide a protection to individual video clips like still cameras do. DSLRs can protect video files in the same way that they protect images.


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Akshay Singh Jamwal


I'm a professional photographer and I can answer questions questions relating to SLRs (35mm or DSLRs) and general photographic technique. I'll be happy to share my knowledge with anybody who's looking to learn or is just plain confused about something. Questions about studio lighting, studio flashes, and flashguns are also welcome. Questions about theory (e.g. colour theory, guidelines behind composition, depth of field, etc.) are welcome as well. Digital photography also involves some amount of post-processing using an image editing application such as Adobe Photoshop; a program that I am proficient with. I cannot answer typical generic questions, viz. "Which is the best camera?," as the short and sweet answer to questions such as those is "There is no such thing." Furthermore, there is a lot of literature available on the web pertaining to the same. Also, please do not ask me for camera recommendations based on a budget.


I have been passionately taking photographs since I was 13 years old. In totality, I've been involved in photography in one way or another for over a decade. I've used various cameras (and lighting equipment) over the years, including but not limited to Minolta/Konica Minolta, Nikon, Canon, and Mamiya.

High school degree.

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