Memory Card Capacity Chart for Digital Cameras,

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Q. What size of memory card do you need?

A. That depends on how many pictures you'd like to store.


Below are examples of storage possibilities using JPEG images on 4GB, 8GB, 16GB and 32GB memory cards storing images at 5MP, 8MP or 12MP.

The higher the number of MegaPixels the larger the JPEG image file, and hence the smaller the number of photos you can store within a given size.

4GB Card Capacity
2,400 images at 5MP; 1,500 images at 8MP; 1,000 images at 12MP

8GB Card Capacity
5,000 images at 5MP; 3,200 images at 8MP; 2,000 images at 12MP

16GB Card Capacity
10,000 images at 5MP; 6,400 images at 8MP; 4,300 images at 12MP

32GB Card Capacity
20,300 images at 5MP; 12,900 images at 8MP; 8,600 images at 12MP



(MP=Megapixels: MB=Megabytes, GB = Gigabytes) 


The above are approximate number of JPEG (compressed file) pictures.
JPEG file sizes vary based upon camera model and internal file size and compression settings, as well as user-selected resolution and compression mode settings.
In addition, JPEG compression will result in different file sizes based upon picture complexity.
Some host devices may not support all of the Flash storage capacities listed.
Please consult your device's owner's manual for supported capacities. 


1 Megabyte(MB) = 1,000,000 bytes; 1 Gigabyte (GB) = 1,000,000,000 bytes.

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