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stoney Jan 3, 2003 10:31 AM

Just bought a digicam , was wondering how much memory I need. How many pictures can be put on 340mb card as compared to a 1 gig card? I realize it matters what resolution you use, but say resolution is same for both. All help welcome. Thanks Stoney

steve Jan 3, 2003 11:23 AM

You don't give us much to go on, what camera do you have? Just do some simple math. If your camera came with a 16MB card and it can take 10 pictures - then a 64MB card would hold 40 and etc. Keep in mind that JPEG is a variable compression technology so all picture numbers are approximate. The actual file sizes can vary greatly depending on the scene content.


stoney Jan 3, 2003 11:41 AM

Steve , have bought a fuji s602 ,havent recieced it yet. dont know about size of card included.

gibsonpd3620 Jan 3, 2003 12:50 PM

The 16mb smart media card should hold about 20 pics at the HQ mode and 6 pics at the SHQ mode. A 128 mb sm card would hold 160 pics at HQ and 48 at SHQ.

stoney Jan 3, 2003 2:05 PM

Hate to be a newbie but whwt is shq and hq?

jsmeeker Jan 3, 2003 7:09 PM

Re: memory

Originally Posted by stoney
Hate to be a newbie but whwt is shq and hq?

I think they are terms Olympus uses for the resolution (size) and compression level their cameras use when taking pictures.

Gary Senkus Jan 3, 2003 8:31 PM

High quality and super high quality. super using less compression.

Gary Senkus Jan 4, 2003 2:42 AM

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voxmagna Jan 4, 2003 4:03 AM

In Fuji speak, you'll get about 108 3Mpix FINE (i.e highest quality lowest compression) on a 128Mb card. Don't think you'll see any benefit shooting 6Mpix and its slower. You can download the 602 handbook from their website, all the info is in a table.

The 602 is a great cam, and you can drool over the wider range of compression options that come with some of the Olys these guys have. BUT I don't think they have 1600ASA at 1MPIX for low light emergency shots.

Get a 128Mb card asap. The Fuji 16MB included with the cam is too small and a joke if you want to try out movie or an uncompressed shots.

stoney Jan 4, 2003 8:06 AM

thanks so much
thanks for all the info

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