How Much Memory do I need for my Digital Camera?

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While purchasing camera we need to look for different important features among which one of them is the
Digital camera memory that we often overlook in front of some most important features like “mega pixels”, “Optical or Digital Zoom”, “LCD options”

We can see many capacities in different digital cameras available in market and we must have clear idea about digital camera internal memory before we buy or purchase our digital camera. We Must see that whether the available memory in digital camera we want to purchase is enough or not? Specially before going on a vocations we must arrange for an additional memory to take as many pictures as we want. These internal memory cards are reusable however they comes up with a limited capacity and it’s always good to have a memory card along with the camera.

Mostly digital cameras comes with very low capacity of internal memory. As low as 7Mb, 9Mb, 12Mb, 15Mb & 24Mb. Many Other cameras comes with a 31Mb & 32Mb Internal Memory and can be up to 47Mb, 52Mb up to 56Mb.

Now see how the internal memory can be important for us to consider while purchasing camera. if you are planning to purchase a camera with 6Mp then image estimated resolution will be 2448×2136 and single picture taken can take up to 2Mb space. Now if the camera comes with a 7Mb or 9Mb internal memory then we cannot take more than 3 to 4 pictures with this camera without presence of a memory card. There is no fixed amount of images we can tell that can be saved in a particular memory card due to different image compressions, image contents or image type as all of these affects the size of each file however we have just given an estimate.

Here if we are purchasing a camera with 56Mb internal memory then with same 6Mp you can take 25 – 28 pictures only that also does not seem enough. So what we should do?

We need to have a memory card in all cases to have a bunch of photographs to take every time we use the digital camera. so while shopping for a digital camera always make budget for an additional memory card as when the camera mega-pixels count grows, the image size will increased consequently.

As per our recommendation we need to have at-least 256 megabyte or with relatively higher number of pixels e.g. 10Mp It is always better to select 1GB (gigabyte).

Suggestion: We should Try not save all of our photos on one card Hence we need to transfer them in computer as Memory cards can get corrupted, lost, or stolen. Another reason might be that having lots of pictures on one memory card sometimes makes it difficult to search for a particular photo.


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  1. Subs90 /

    I just got my New Olypum 7.1 Megapixel.. its a nice & Small Digital cam… I was unable to find any Memory card slot in it and got worried.. then i discovered it inside the place where we place cells. so any of you having this issue can first open the place where we put the batteries to check the Memory card slot

  2. desal543 /

    Hey Buddy. you can find the memory card slot in the batteries flip.. just flip open ur batterie’s area and see an empty slop there… you can fit a memory card there as per information in camera’s book.

  3. PerQui /

    HI..
    This is an important note on purchasing a memory card with a new digital camera. My Camera was with 12MB and camera was with 7.1 Mega pixels. I only took 2 -3 pictures and it showed low memory option. I had not purchased a memory card and i needed to rush to the shop to get one. So Guys it is always better to purchase the memory card on the time of digital camera purchase or i can suggest that go for such deals as they will save your money.

    More megapixels will always eat your memory up so always get extra face if you do not want to ruin your trip or mood :)

  4. james braselton /

    hi there going too best buy today i have check out all cameras with lowest internal memory 6.9 mb all the way up too like 2 4 or 8 gb inteneral memory why do most camera companys leave storage out my favorites are between 10 mb up too 1.6 gb internal flash and wont look at zero byte cameras no storage may be if consumer pick cameras with more internal storage then camera companies will increase storage capacity

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