How Many Photos Can 64GB Hold?

How Many Photos Can a 64GB Memory Card Hold?
How many photos can 64GB hold? You know that is a pretty good question and I wanted to know for myself, especially if you take a lot of pics. Will that memory card size fill up quickly, or do you need to buy a much bigger card?

If you want the answer, then thanks for stopping by. Below, I have a little table that will highlight how many pics can be store on a 64GB memory card and you should have a pretty good idea of the storage capacity when it is all said and done.

How Many Pics Can Fit on 64GB?

I should let you know that the numbers are estimated and the card could hold significantly more or less. It depends on so many other factors such as megapixels of the camera, file size, if other stuff is on the card and so much more.

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) 64GB
4MP 1.2 45776
5MP 1.5 36620
6MP 1.8 30516
7MP 2.1 26156
8MP 2.4 22888
10MP 3.0 18310
12MP 3.6 15258
14MP 4.2 13078
16MP 4.8 11444
22MP 6.6 8322

If you are going to be shooting RAW with your DSLR, then off the bat you are going to have less space, as you already know that the photos are not compressed.

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

Megapixels File size (MB) 64GB
4MP 12.0 4576
5MP 15.0 3662
6MP 18.0 3050
7MP 21.0 2614
8MP 24.0 2288
10MP 30.0 1830
12MP 36.0 1524
14MP 42.0 1306
16MP 48.0 1144
22MP 66.0 832

Hopefully I was able to give you some insight into how many pics can be stored on a 64GB memory card. While I feel 64GB is more than enough space, some people might want a bigger card, especially if you plan to take a lot of pictures of video. But for everybody else, whatever megapixel your phone or camera uses, you should be more than ok when it comes to storage space.

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  1. I have 3 cards. 8mb, 16mb, and 64mb. my camera is 3.2 megapixels. how many pictures with each card if my resolution is set at 640 x 480? which resolution would be that I would be able to the most pictures. my pictures would be 4×6.

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