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Old Nov 30, 2002, 7:56 AM   #1
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Default How many pics on 8Mb and 16Mb Smartmedia?

Hi,
I'm looking to buy digital cameras as gifts for my Dad (halves with my brother) and my Girlfriend.
I've found a FujiFilm Finepix A101 (70) and FujiFilm Finepix A201 (100). They get decent reviews here and have enough functionality to not be toys but they're not going to bankrupt me!

http://www.steves-digicams.com/2001_reviews/a101.html
http://www.steves-digicams.com/2001_reviews/a201.html

The A101 goes to 1280 x 960 and the A202 goes to 1600 x 1200
The A101 comes with an 8Mb Smartmedia card and the A202 comes with a 16Mb card.

I know these cards are both pretty small and they'll want bigger cards very soon but the question is will they be big enough for Christmas?

Apologies for rambling - Roughly how many pictures at best resolution will go on these cards?

Thanks for your help and a very informative site.

Andy
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Old Nov 30, 2002, 3:34 PM   #2
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How many pictures will fit on the cards depends very much on the format the camera saves the images in and the selected quality/compression if it is jpeg. If you avoid using the highest quality setting and have a computer on hand for downloading the images regularly you'll probably manage just fine for Christmas but I would recommend buying more memory as soon as you can manage it - you can never have enough.
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Old Nov 30, 2002, 4:39 PM   #3
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At HQ mode on my Olympus C-2100 (1600x1200), I get a minimum of 16 pics on an 8 meg card and 128 on a 64 meg card. You'll get about half that in SHQ mode, but I personally don't think it's worth the difference in quality for the average user.
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Old Dec 4, 2002, 10:36 AM   #4
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I bought two A201 cameras and ran through some test shots to make sure they were OK.
I got 40 shots at 1600 x 1200 on the 16Mb card in 'normal' quality (options are Fine, Normal and Low - not sure about the name of the last one).
Very impressed with the cameras so far, thanks for the replies.
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