How Many Photos Can 512GB Hold?

How Many Pictures can 512GB Hold?Do you want to know how many pictures can 512GB hold? I am pretty sure you know that it is a lot, however you might be having a hard time wrapping your mind around an exact number.

Well, you will get the answer below as I have crafted a short guide that will highlight the storage capacity of 512 gigabytes.

How Many Pics Can Fit on 512GB?

I should note that the  information presented below is based of real world estimates and 512GB can hold a lot more or less, it depends on different factors. These factors could range from anything such as the megapixel of the camera used to take the photo, file size and others.

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) 512GB
4MP 1.2 366,208
5MP 1.5 292,960
6MP 1.8 244,128
7MP 2.1 209,248
8MP 2.4 183,104
10MP 3.0 146,480
12MP 3.6 122,064
14MP 4.2 104,624
16MP 4.8 91,552
22MP 6.6 66,576

For those of you who want to know about RAW photos, then off the bat 512GB is going to hold less pictures, as RAW photos are not compressed.

Megapixels File size (MB) 512GB
4MP 12.0                36,608
5MP 15.0                29,296
6MP 18.0                24,400
7MP 21.0                20,912
8MP 24.0                18,304
10MP 30.0                14,640
12MP 36.0                12,192
14MP 42.0                10,448
16MP 48.0                  9,152
22MP 66.0                  6,656

Hopefully I was able to properly highlight the possible storage capacity of 512GB as it relates to pictures. If you are looking to buy a SD card that size for your camera, at least you should be able to have a clear picture of how much pics can stored on it.

If you want to look at other storage sizes, I have guides on 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256 GB, 1TB & 2 TB.

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