In full-frame, zoom, and thumbnail playback, the L (Z/Q) button can be used to protect photographs from accidental deletion. Protected files cannot be deleted using the O (Q) button or the Delete option in the playback menu. Note that protected images will be deleted when the memory card is formatted (0 Format Memory Card).

To protect a photograph:

  1. Select an image.

    Display the image in full-frame playback or playback zoom or highlight it in the thumbnail list.

  2. Press the L (Z/Q) button.

    The photograph will be marked with a P icon. To remove protection from the photograph so that it can be deleted, display the photograph or highlight it in the thumbnail list and then press the L (Z/Q) button.

    L (Z/Q) button

Removing Protection from All Images

To remove protection from all images in the folder or folders currently selected in the Playback folder menu, press the L (Z/Q) and O (Q) buttons together for about two seconds during playback.