CX4 FAQs - By Product

[Question] How many pictures can the camera store in each image size ?

Estimates of image sizes and storage capacities in the CX4 are shown below.

[Note]
The number of remaining available shots shown in the picture display may differ from the actual number of shots that can be taken, because the file size of an image varies according to its subject.
The number of still images that can be shot and the total length of movies that can be recorded vary according to the capacity of the storage destination (internal memory or SD memory card), shooting conditions, and the SD memory card manufacturer and type.
A high speed memory card is recommended when shooting for a long period. A card should be formatted in a camera before usage.
Choose image size according to how the picture will be used.

Storage capacity of still images

[Still images]
(Auto shooting mode Auto shoooting mode, SCENE (other than Text Mode), S-Auto, Continuous Mode Contunuous mode, Creative Shooting Mode Creavie Shooting mode)
Image Size / Items displayed in a camera menu Internal Memory SD SDHC
Approx. 86MB 1GB 2GB 4GB 8GB 16GB 32GB
3648 x 2736
[10M] 4:3 F
22 242 491 965 1973 3953 7930
3648 x 2736
[10M] 4:3 N
37 414 842 1653 3379 6769 13579
3648 x 2432
[9M] 3:2 F
24 272 553 1087 2222 4452 8930
2736 x 2736
[7M] 1:1 F
29 321 653 1284 2624 5257 10546
3648 x 2048
[7M] 16:9 F
29 323 653 1284 2624 5257 10546
2592 x 1944
[5M] 4:3 F
34 373 753 1490 3045 6101 12238
2048 x 1536
[3M] 4:3 F
53 581 1182 2321 4744 9503 19063
1280 x 960
[1M] 4:3 F
96 1059 2118 4160 8505 17039 34181
640 x 480
[VGA] 4:3 F
394 4316 8778 17237 61643 70579 141581

[Note]
The maximum number of consecutive shots that can be taken using continuous mode is 999. When the number of remaining shots is 1,000 or more, "999" is displayed on the picture display.

[Multi-target AF, still images]
Image Size / Items displayed in a camera menu Internal Memory SD SDHC
Approx. 86MB 1GB 2GB 4GB 8GB 16GB 32GB
3648 x 2736
[10M] 4:3 F
22 240 487 957 1957 3922 7867
3648 x 2736
[10M] 4:3 N
37 408 830 1631 3333 6678 13396
3648 x 2432
[9M] 3:2 F
24 269 543 1077 2202 4412 8851
2736 x 2736
[7M] 1:1 F
29 318 647 1270 2596 5202 10435
3648 x 2048
[7M] 16:9 F
29 319 647 1270 2596 5202 10435
2592 x 1944
[5M] 4:3 F
33 368 749 1471 3008 6026 12089
2048 x 1536
[3M] 4:3 F
52 570 1159 2277 4654 9324 18704
1280 x 960
[1M] 4:3 F
92 1023 2047 4022 8221 16471 33042
640 x 480
[VGA] 4:3 F
345 3776 7681 15082 30828 61759 123888

[Note]
The maximum number of shots for Multi-trgt AF is the estimated total number of shots that can be recorded. The maximum number of shots that can be taken consecutively at one time is 5. When the number of remaining shots is 9,999 or more, "9999" is displayed on the picture display.
See the FAQ below for more information about Multi-target AF.

What is the Multi-target AF function?
The following two types of picture quality are available for still images.
    • N (Normal mode)
      An image is compressed higher, then the file size becomes small.
    • F (Fine mode)
      An image is compressed lower, then the file size becomes large, producing better picture quality than Normal mode.

Storage capacity in Text Mode

[SCENE (Text Mode)]
Image Size / Items displayed in a camera menu Internal Memory SD SDHC
Approx. 86MB 1GB 2GB 4GB 8GB 16GB 32GB
3648 x 2736
[10M] 4:3
37 414 842 1653 3379 6769 13579
2048 x 1536
[3M] 4:3
97 1078 2194 4309 8809 17647 35402

Movie time that can be recorded

Image Size / Items displayed in a camera menu Internal
Memory
SD SDHC
Approx.
86MB
1GB 2GB 4GB 8GB 16GB 32GB
1280 x 960
[HD] 1280
16 sec. 3 min.
3 sec.
6 min.
14 sec.
12 min.
14 sec.
25 min.
1 sec.
50 min.
7 sec.
100 min.
33 sec.
640 x 480
[VGA] 640
49 sec. 8 min.
55sec.
18 min.
8 sec.
35 min.
38 sec.
72 min.
50 sec.
145 min.
54 sec.
292 min.
41 sec.
320 x 240
[QVGA] 320
1 min.
59 sec.
21 min.
39 sec.
44 min.
2 sec.
86 min.
28 sec.
176 min.
44 sec.
354 min.
3 sec.
710 min.
13 sec.

The maximum movie recording time is the estimated total recording time. The maximum recording size per shooting is up to 4 GB. The maximum recording time available at one time will be;
[HD]
1280 x 720 : Up to about 12 minutes
[VGA]
640 x 480 or [QVGA] 320 x 240 : Up to about 29 minutes
For shooting with HD 1280 (1280 x 720), it is recommended the usage of SD/SDHC card with Class 6 or greater (SD Speed Class).

Storage capacity in M-Cont Plus and Speed Cont

[M-Cont Plus]
Image Size / Items displayed in a camera menu Internal Memory SD SDHC
Approx. 86MB 1GB 2GB 4GB 8GB 16GB 32GB
3648 x 2736
[10M] 4:3 N
37 414 842 1653 3379 6769 13579
1728 x 1296
[2M] 4:3 N
127 1404 2792 5484 11211 22460 45056

[Speed Cont]
Image Size / Items displayed in a camera menu Internal Memory SD SDHC
Approx. 86MB 1GB 2GB 4GB 8GB 16GB 32GB
640 x 480
[VGA] 4:3 N
691 7553 15359 30159 61643 123489 247716

The maximum numbers of shots for [M-Cont Plus (2M)] / [M-Cont Plus (10M)] and [Speed Cont] are the estimated total numbers of shots that can be recorded. The maximum number of shots that can be taken consecutively at one time is 26 for [M-Cont Plus (2M)] and 15 for [M-Cont Plus (10M)] and 120 for [Speed Cont].
The maximum numbers of shots for [M-Cont Plus (2M)] / [M-Cont Plus (10M)] and [Speed Cont] are the estimated total numbers of shots that can be recorded. The maximum number of shots that can be taken consecutively at one time is 26 for [M-Cont Plus (2M)] and 15 for [M-Cont Plus (10M)] and 120 for [Speed Cont].
See the FAQ below for more information about M-Cont Plus.
What is the M-Cont Plus?
See the FAQ below for more information about Speed Cont.
What is the Speed Cont?
 
Answer ID: edc04002
Date created: August 19, 2010
Date modified: January 6, 2011
Product: CX4
Operating system: --
Category: Hardware specifications
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