Art of the Image YouTube Viewer Mike Fretwell asked this question about the Sony a6000, but the answer applies to pretty much every digital camera out there, including DSLR, MILC (Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera), and P&S (Point and Shoot) cameras.
The short answer is NO, it doesn’t, at least not in any camera I’ve shot with over the years (and that’s an AWFUL LOT of them).
I imagine it’s possible that if the camera sits without a battery long enough for the internal clock battery or charge storage device (i.e. “Super Cap” capacitor) to lose it’s charge, then some settings may be lost, although I’ve only ever seen the date and time settings affected, and to be clear, we’re talking about a pretty long period of time here (i.e. over a year or two).
In general, you’ll probably never see this happen to any camera with even minimal use. Even just using a camera every few months and re-charging the battery at that time, should be plenty to keep the camera from losing it’s date and time settings.
I’ve seen my cameras drift on the time setting, and some have been worse than others, but I can’t remember the date ever being affected.
That said, it’s always a good idea to check the time on your camera periodically and re-sync to the correct time if required, especially if you’re shooting something where it’s important to have an accurate time stamp on the photos.
When I was a full-time wedding photographer, I always checked to make sure all of my camera bodies were not only set to the correct time, but also that they were all synced to each other, before I left for a shoot. It made things a lot easier after the fact to just organize all the photos by the date and time when I was culling and editing them after the wedding.
So, whether you’re shooting the Sony a6000, a Nikon D5500, or a Canon 70D, you shouldn’t have to worry about the camera reverting back to factory settings if you leave the battery out for a period of time (probably anything less than a year is pretty safe). This goes for pretty much any digital camera out there.
(if there’s any YOU know of where this is not the case, by all means, please let us know by leaving a comment below)
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