How to Factory Reset the Sony a7iii (Simple!)

Messed up some settings and now your camera isn’t working like you’d expect? Just want to start from a fresh slate?

That’s where a factory reset comes into play. Factory resetting your camera removes all customization and sets everything back to default.

In order to not waste your time, the steps are below.

  1. Hit the menu button
  2. Scroll to Setup7 (fifth tab, 7th page)
  3. Select “setting reset”
  4. Select “initialize” then “enter”

After that, just wait a few seconds and the camera will restart, presenting you with the initial setup screen. It’s literally that easy.

Still having some issues with your camera? Check our my a7iii-specific articles on formatting SD cards, updating firmware, and fixing overheating.