This depends on the size of the removable memory card or the cameras
internal memory and the quality and resolution that you have chosen to
shoot your picture at.
Before you take a picture you can
choose the level of quality and resolution. The higher the quality and
resolution, the more memory will be use up. As a general rule pictures
with large file sizes will look better, but they will use up your
memory, thus only storing a small amount of images, and will take longer
to e-mail or view on an online gallery the Internet.
Removable memory devices are available in a wide variety of sizes, from
just a few megabytes up to a staggering 64 gigabytes. The
advantage of using a large memory device or having several memory
devices on hand is that you can keep on shooting; you don't have to stop
to download the pictures to your computer to save them. Also, because
you can delete the pictures you don't want within the camera on
location, you should have plenty of memory left after you have saved the
The majority of point & shoot digital cameras do not include/supply a
memory card. These are normally purchased separately. The exact number
of images a card can store depends on a combination of its storage
capacity and the resolution capability of your camera. Check with your
camera retailer the size of the memory that you like to use with your camera,
and how many pictures you will be able to take using the highest quality
and resolution? At present Memory card capacity range between 64MB
(megabytes) up to 64GB (gigabytes).
A point of caution; Formats of
memory cards differ in size and in most cases are not interchangeable
between different makes of camera. Before buying memory cards, you'll
need to find out which format is compatible with your camera.
Memory cards are now available in 'different speeds'. The main advantage
of a faster card is when you are taking pictures. The camera writes to
the card faster and so there is less time to wait before you can take
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