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digital cameras memory

by philipnava / May 17, 2013 3:37 AM PDT

I bought a vivitar digital camera. It came with an SD 2GB memory. I'm being told that for normal use I need up to 32GB memory. I bought the camera for it's low price. Now I find out I have to spend more money for a memory card. I maybe at the most take 25 pictures but mostly 5 or six. I'm not a photographer just an average user. Questions: Do I really need 32GB memory or what would I need? Would 8GB fit my needs? Is the memory in terms of how many pictures one can take? 2GB takes x amount of pictures, 4GB x+, 6GB x++ Or how many pictures does each GB take?.

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Re: card
by Kees_B Forum moderator / May 17, 2013 3:52 AM PDT
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The average picture, stored as .jpg, is some 2 MB. So in 2 GB you can store some 1000 pictures. Might be enough if you copy them to your PC once in a while.


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digital camera memory
by philipnava / May 17, 2013 7:05 AM PDT
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Thanks Kees,

So I can store 1000 pictures in my camera with 2GB card before it runs out of memory. But then I can copy them into my PC to free memory space. Okay then 2GB is plenty of memory for my average use.

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-> STORE <-
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 20, 2013 12:06 PM PDT
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Danger, Will Robinson!

The number of folk that "store" pictures and more on a single device like this inevitably ask how to recover lost items.

At least you've been warned.

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