Article ID : S1Q0408 / Last Modified : 06/17/2010

How many images can I take with my Sony® NEX-3 ? (alpha) camera on the memory card media?

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General Notes

  • This chart lists the approximate number of images which can be saved to the memory card media.
  • Before you purchase memory card media, be sure to verify it is compatible with your Sony camera. If the device is not compatible, data recorded to the memory card may be lost or damaged.
  • Recommended memory card types:
    • Memory Stick Pro™ Duo (Mark 2)
    • Memory Stick Pro-HG™ Duo
    • SD memory card
    • SDHC memory card
    • SDXC memory card (Class 4 or higher)

Image Settings Memory Card Capacity (formatted with the camera)
Size Quality 256MB 512MB 1GB 2GB 4GB 8GB 16GB 32GB
L (14M) RAW + JPEG 4 15 37 84 176 362 745 1,478
RAW 8 24 55 122 251 514 1,054 2,089
Fine 29 68 143 305 618 1,258 2,569 5,083
Standard 44 99 204 433 875 1,778 3,626 7,172
L (12M) RAW + JPEG 4 16 38 87 181 372 765 1,518
RAW 8 24 54 120 248 509 1,043 2,067
Fine 34 78 163 346 700 1,425 2,909 5,754
Standard 50 110 227 480 969 1,969 4,017 7,943
M (7.4M) Fine 50 112 231 488 986 2,003 4,084 8,077
Standard 71 156 318 670 1,351 2,742 5,589 11,050
M (6.3M) Fine 56 124 255 538 1,087 2,207 4,501 8,900
Standard 77 168 342 720 1,451 2,945 6,004 11,860
S (3.5M) Fine 83 180 365 768 1,547 3,139 6,399 12,650
Standard 105 225 456 958 1,929 3,913 7,974 15,760
S (2.9M) Fine 88 190 386 811 1,633 3,314 6,755 13,350
Standard 108 233 472 991 1,995 4,046 8,245 16,290