How Many Photos Can 4GB Hold?

How Many Pictures can 4GB Hold?

How many pictures can 4GB hold? I am pretty sure you ended up on this page because you wanted an answer to that burning question.

If you continue reading, you will see a couple of tables that are there to give you a general idea as to how much pictures can be stored on 4 gigabyte.

How Many Pics Can Fit on 4GB?

To start, I should let you know that all the numbers used below are based on real world data. While they should give you a general idea of the storage capacity of 4GB, please do not take it as 100% accurate. 4GB of memory can hold a lot more or less photos than what is presented below. A lot of factors can influence storage capacity from picture size to the megapixel of the camera used to take the pics.

Estimates used:
1 MP = 1,000,000 pixels
1MB = 1,000,000 bytes, 1GB = 1,000MB
JPEG 100% Quality = Visually lossless JPEG compression with 1:10 ratio of RAW image

Photos – Compressed (JPEG 100% quality) Images per card. (info by Sandisk)

Megapixels File size (MB) 4GB
4MP 1.2 2861
5MP 1.5 2288
6MP 1.8 1907
7MP 2.1 1634
8MP 2.4 1430
10MP 3.0 1144
12MP 3.6 953
14MP 4.2 817
16MP 4.8 715
22MP 6.6 520

When it comes to the storage of RAW photos on 4GB, it is going to hold considerably less, as RAW photos are uncompressed, unlike JPG’s.

Photos – Uncompressed RAW (24 bits per pixel) Images per card

Megapixels File size (MB) 4GB
4MP 12.0 286
5MP 15.0 228
6MP 18.0 190
7MP 21.0 163
8MP 24.0 143
10MP 30.0 114
12MP 36.0 95
14MP 42.0 81
16MP 48.0 71
22MP 66.0 52

Hopefully the information presented above was able to clarify and answer some questions some of you had related to the storage capacity of 4GB and photos.

If you want to look at other storage sizes, I have guides on 1, 2, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256, 512 GB, 1TB & 2 TB.

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