How many photos should a 1GB card

70schild, Feb 8, 6:59am
How many photos should a 1GB card hold on a digital camera?

charles.j, Feb 8, 7:01am
depends how many megapixels the camera is

mone, Feb 8, 7:22am
Not necessarily It depends on the size of each picture, you can adjust the quality settings on your camera. This is like saying, how many apple will fit in a basket, really depends on the size of each.

70schild, Feb 8, 7:54am
I only ask as I got a friend a camera and they are saying it is holding like 20 photos which sounds off. I know about the quality settings, learned that one the hard way.

r.g.nixon, Feb 8, 8:01am
At a stetch it could happen - if1. It is a 16 megapixel camera, and 2. They are saving the image in a RAW or uncompressed format.

charles.j, Feb 8, 8:02am
i was trying to be general so you could get a general idea

mone, Feb 8, 8:04am
Roughly about 1000 if each pic is 1MB. So there you go rough estimate.

70schild, Feb 8, 8:05am
Just figured I bought a dud card, hmmmm, but will pass this along. Thanks

gbbrot, Feb 8, 8:21am
.. Megapixels of the camera is a limit, not a size. Better would be to have said it depends on the megapixels of the picture. But ultimately depends on size of the file AFTER compression.

chris_r1, Feb 8, 8:23am
How deep is a hole?

70schild, Feb 8, 8:27am
three feet

mrfxit, Feb 8, 8:37am
Average formatted 1gb card Is about 970mb, multiply average camera photo size of a reasonable resolution final size of about 4mb = 242 photos Up or down calculations for what average size the pic's are that THE camera in question is taking .. . .. . .. .. .

mrfxit, Feb 8, 8:37am
Based on the common .Jpg format

mrfxit, Feb 8, 8:41am
Some ppl need it 4 feet by 2

lostdude, Feb 8, 10:48am
Maybe the card is dead, or they just haven't put it in, or in correctly. Or maybe the card is unformatted? The 20 pics they would have taken will be stored internally. 1GB SD card can hold roughly 800 pics.

cybertao, Feb 8, 11:17am
My partner's sister turned down an offer of an 8 megapixel camera for her daughters 16th, from their mother. Turns out the spoilt little princess has been eyeing up a 10 megapixel. Apparently she needs 10 megapixels to take good quality images for bebo and emailing. And likes the colour of it. Stupid, pointless consumerism makes me feel quesy.

pc_nut, Feb 8, 11:34am
I got an old canon power shot that is nigh on 15 years old and can take 200 - 1000+ pictures on a 128MB compact flash card (122MiB) albit the photos are ~0.6Mp @ 640x480. but shes a bueat

70schild, Feb 8, 4:54pm
Sorry number what does it mean to be unformatted??

little_egypt, Feb 8, 9:11pm
Some overhead for 'filesystem' Memory cards have 1G of space on them but some of that space gets used by the filesystem for keeping track of where the data got put, filenames, datestamps, etc. So while a card might have 1G of memory 'unformatted', it might only hold 970M of files when you allow for the space that gets used by 'formatting' it (making a filesystem)

pc_nut, Feb 9, 12:36am
The card size is the storage capacity of the flash chip itself (unformatted) the FAT(32) filesystem as little_egypt says some space is used for that. it could also be down to the company using base 10 instead of base 2 numbers to calculate the disk size

majinbuu1023, Feb 9, 2:40am
I lol'd. Spoilt kids :(

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