Article ID : S1Q0412 / Last Modified : 06/17/2010

How many images can I take with my Sony® DSLR-A390 ? (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
    • SD memory card

Memory Stick Pro Duo

Image Settings Memory Card Capacity (formatted with the camera)
Size Quality 256MB 512MB 1GB 2GB 4GB 8GB 16GB 32GB
L (14M) cRAW + JPEG 7 16 35 72 144 291 592 1,169
Extra Fine 9 21 43 89 178 358 728 1,438
Fine 45 94 194 393 779 1,566 3,176 6,268
Standard 63 132 271 548 1,085 2,180 4,421 8,725
L (12M) cRAW + JPEG 7 17 36 74 148 299 607 1,199
Extra Fine 9 21 43 89 178 358 728 1,438
Fine 52 109 224 453 898 1,806 3,662 7,227
Standard 72 151 309 625 1,237 2,486 5,042 9,950
M (7.7M) Fine 60 126 259 524 1,038 2,086 4,229 8,347
Standard 83 173 354 715 1,417 2,846 5,772 11,390
M (6.5M) Fine 80 167 343 693 1,373 2,758 5,593 11,038
Standard 107 222 455 918 1,818 3,652 7,406 14,614
S (3.5M) Fine 106 220 452 912 1,807 3,630 7,360 14,523
Standard 136 281 575 1,160 2,297 4,614 9,356 18,462
S (2.9M) Fine 118 245 503 1,015 2,010 4,038 8,817 16,156
Standard 148 307 629 1,269 2,512 5,047 10,232 20,192
Smart Teleconverter X1.4M
(Aspect Ratio - 3:2)
Fine 76 157 323 653 1,292 2,597 5,266 10,393
Standard 101 210 431 871 1,724 3,464 7,023 13,859
Smart Teleconverter X1.4M
(Aspect Ratio - 16:9)
Fine 86 178 365 737 1,460 2,934 5,948 11,739
Standard 113 234 480 969 1,919 3,854 7,815 15,422
Smart Teleconverter X2.0 S
(Aspect Ratio - 3:2)
Fine 99 206 422 852 1,686 3,388 6,869 13,555
Standard 128 265 542 1,094 2,166 4,351 8,822 17,409
Smart Teleconverter X2.0 S
(Aspect Ratio - 16:9)
Fine 111 230 472 953 1,887 3,791 7,686 15,167
Standard 141 291 597 1,204 2,383 4,787 9,705 19,151

SD Memory Card

Image Settings Memory Card Capacity (formatted with the camera)
Size Quality 256MB 512MB 1GB 2GB 4GB 8GB 16GB 32GB
L (14M) cRAW + JPEG 7 16 35 71 144 291 592 1,191
RAW 9 21 43 87 177 358 728 1,465
Fine 45 94 193 385 776 1,564 3,176 6,386
Standard 63 132 270 537 1,081 2,177 4,421 8,889
L (12M) cRAW + JPEG 7 17 36 73 147 298 607 1,222
RAW 9 21 43 87 177 358 728 1,465
Fine 52 109 223 444 895 1,803 3,662 7,363
Standard 72 151 308 612 1,233 2,483 5,042 10,137
M (7.7M) Fine 60 126 258 513 1,034 2,083 4,229 8,503
Standard 83 173 352 701 1,411 2,842 5,772 11,604
M (6.5M) Fine 80 167 341 679 1,368 2,754 5,593 11,245
Standard 107 222 453 900 1,811 3,647 7,406 14,888
S (3.5M) Fine 106 220 450 894 1,800 3,625 7,360 14,795
Standard 136 281 572 1,137 2,289 4,608 9,356 18,808
S (2.9M) Fine 118 245 500 995 2,003 4,032 8,187 16,459
Standard 148 307 626 1,244 2,503 5,040 10,232 20,570
Smart Teleconverter X1.4M
(Aspect Ratio - 3:2)
Fine 76 157 321 640 1,288 2,593 5,266 10,588
Standard 101 210 429 853 1,718 3,459 7,023 14,119
Smart Teleconverter X1.4M
(Aspect Ratio - 16:9)
Fine 86 178 363 723 1,455 2,929 5,948 11,959
Standard 113 234 478 950 1,912 3,849 7,815 15,711
Smart Teleconverter X2.0 S
(Aspect Ratio - 3:2)
Fine 99 206 420 835 1,680 3,3863 6,869 13,809
Standard 128 265 539 1,072 2,158 4,345 8,822 17,735
Smart Teleconverter X2.0 S
(Aspect Ratio - 16:9)
Fine 111 230 470 934 1,880 3,785 7,686 15,451
Standard 141 291 594 1,180 2,374 4,780 9,705 19,510