How Many Photos Can 8GB Hold?

how-many-photos-can-8gb-hold So you wanna know how many photos can fit on an 8GB memory card? Well, if you landed on this page, then you are in luck. I wanted to know as well and I decided to create a quick little guide that will highlight the storage capacity of the card, depending on what megapixel you are shooting with. While it is not 100% accurate, it is a pretty good estimate and that should be able to give you a guide as to how much photos you should be able to take before the memory card fills up.

How Many Photos Can Fit on 8GB?

To get a good idea as to how many images will fit on the card, we decided to use some of the follow estimates: 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) 8GB
4MP 1.2 5722
5MP 1.5 4577
6MP 1.8 3814
7MP 2.1 3269
8MP 2.4 2861
10MP 3.0 2288
12MP 3.6 1907
14MP 4.2 1634
16MP 4.8 1430
22MP 6.6 1040

If you have a DSLR and shoot in RAW format, then the table below should be able to give you an idea of how many images you can fit on the 8GB memory card. Photos – Uncompressed RAW (24 bits per pixel) Images per card

Megapixels File size (MB) 8GB
4MP 12.0 572
5MP 15.0 457
6MP 18.0 381
7MP 21.0 326
8MP 24.0 286
10MP 30.0 228
12MP 36.0 190
14MP 42.0 163
16MP 48.0 143
22MP 66.0 104

While I estimated a lot of the file sizes and storage capacities, it is still pretty close to real life and you should definitely have a good idea as to how much photos 8GB can store. For those of you who are looking at getting a memory card for your camera or smartphone, you should now have a guide that let you know how much pics you will be able to take before the card starts getting full.  

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