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  1. kcon

    kcon TPF Noob!

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    I know different pictures will be different file sizes but if i shoot in jpeg with a nikon d40 ( 6.1 megapixel ) approximately how many pictures can i fit on a 2 gig memory card?
     
  2. ann

    ann No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    check you camera's manual. they usually have a chart that will give you a guide lilne for how many images will fit on a card using various image quailty options.
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    About twice as many as a one gig card ;)
     
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    I usually shoot in RAW which gives me 136 pictures on a 1gb card in my Nikon D50 (same megapixels as the D40). If I remember correctly when shooting at the highest quality jpeg with my 1gb card I got around 230 pictures. But the manual should be able to tell you for sure.
     
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    Actually, it's about half as many as a 4 gig card. :mrgreen:

    Like the others have said, the manual should have your answer.
     
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    I have the SanDisk Exteme III 2GB in my D40 and can get around 550-600 in JPEG and aound 340 RAW, I got 336 from the last concert I was at and they were RAW - 2 or 3 that I took in JPEG.
     
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    My D100 (also 6MP, same sensor as your D40 I think) fits about 275-300 pictures on a 1 gig card. (that's JPEG fine) RAW is about 95-110. The amount you get in the end depends on what you are taking pictures of, yadda yadda... (less data in image, less data on card)
     

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