Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Insane Storage



My new camera, a Nikon D3100, produces pictures (at full resolution) that are 3.2 Mb each. With this chip I can store about 10 pictures.

Ten thousand pictures? Are you InSaNE? Are you cRaZY? Are you NUTZ?

It wasn't that long ago that a cassette of pictures was 12, 24 or 36. And you had to send it off to be developed. Double prints? Yes, please!

(Ah, that's going to cost you a pretty penny!)

Now, you can take 10 pictures for every 1 you would have shot back then and either keep them, discard them, print them or send them off to be printed, or publish them on-line in a variety of ways.

Where will it end? Cameras that shoot pictures at the atomic level? Time will tell.

2 comments:

John said...

Hi Bill,

I'm assuming you are shooting .jpg and not RAW correct?

32 GB is HUGE. I shoot with 4GB cards in my Nikon D80. That size card holds 317 images in RAW. I use smaller cards to lessen the impact of loosing too many images if the card ever failed. It also forces me to download sooner. 4 GB cards are also dirt cheap.

Tom said...

Another example of alien technology from the Roswell cover-up.