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.


Unknown 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.