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  1. Lensmeister

    Lensmeister TPF Noob!

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    Does anyone know of a chart or such like listing the nuber of pohos you can get on a card ie XD or Compact flash etc. I want to know if it is worth me getting an image bank

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    64MB @ 2 Megapixls = 30 images etc ......

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    Well, with my D70 (6.1 mp) I can get 358 shots on my 2 gig Sandisk Extreme II, which comes out to about 29.3 shots/mp for every gig of memory.
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    There are a few other factors that influence the file size. Obviously, the quality & resolution settings...but also the ISO setting and even the actual content of the photo (or so I've heard).

    So there is no definitive answer, but every instruction manual for a digital camera that I have seen, has a chart that show the approximate number of shots you will get on a card of "so & so" size.

    It's not hard to ball park it though...
     
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    fadingaway1986 I Burn Easily :(

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    If you go on to B&H Photo, and click on a digital camera similar to the one you own (2, 3,4, 5MP..etc, etc) and click on the specifications......if you scroll through the rest of the jargon about the camera there is usually a section which will tell you how many pictures the card will hold based on the size you are shooting at , ex: sm, large, RAW.....

    Recording Capacity
    Includes 32MB CompactFlash Card
    Still Image Capacity
    Superfine Fine Normal
    Large 11 21 43
    Medium1 18 33 67
    Medium2 30 54 107
    Small 119 195 336

    Video Capacity
    Video Mode Record Time
    640x480 @ 10 fps 45 seconds
    320x240 @ 15 fps 91 seconds
    160x120 @ 15 fps 241 seconds

    good luck
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    thanks guys..... I am thinking about getting a image bank for holidays. ... I'll have a look and post ideas.
     

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