Number of pics on a compact flash card....

  Morpheus© 15:38 16 May 2003

hi. could someone explain what limits the pictures on the above, i have the 250mb card, which will hold between 200 and 300 jpegs, what i can not get my head around, on a 100mb zip disk it will hold hundreds and hundreds of pictures, and they are all full screen pictures, or have i lost the plot?


  Squall 15:47 16 May 2003

Your zip disk is compressing the images on it, making them smaller. Images on the flash card are not compressed. Thats why you can get more on the zip drive

  ton 15:51 16 May 2003

It all depends on what resolution the camera is set to take. For example, with my camera, with a 64mb card, on the lowest quality I can take about 1000 pictures. But these would only be good enough for viewing on the PC, no good for printing. If I set the camera to the best quality, I get about 70 pictures on my 64mb card and these will print well. So it's all down to the camera settings.

  Morpheus© 15:55 16 May 2003

thank you both,I expect it will all fall into place in time, only got the camera yesterday.

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