CX2 FAQs - By Product

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

Estimates of image sizes and storage capacities in the CX2 are shown below.

  • 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 maker 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.
 
 

Storage capacity of still images

[Still images]
(Auto shooting mode, SCENE (other than Text Mode), EASY, Continuous Mode, Dynamic Range)
Picture
Quality
Image
Size
Internal
Memory
SD SDHC
Approx.
88MB
1GB 2GB 4GB 8GB 16GB 32GB
F 3456 x 2592
(9M)
24 266 539 1058 2163 4335 8695
N 3456 x 2592
(9M)
42 457 931 1828 3737 7487 15020
F 3648 x 2304
(8M)
(3:2) *1
27 299 608 1195 2442 4893 9815
F 2592 x 2592
(6M)
(1:1) *2
33 353 714 1403 2868 5746 11527
N 3072 x 2304
(7M)
53 570 1159 2277 4654 9324 18704
N 2592 x 1944 (5M) 72 775 1576 3094 6325 12671 25418
N 2048 x 1536 (3M) 109 1184 2363 4640 9486 19005 38125
N 1280 x 960
(1M)
175 1888 3840 7541 15415 30882 61951
N 640 x
480
(VGA)
705 7553 15359 30159 61643 123489 247716

[Multi-target AF, still images]
Picture
Quality
Image
Size
Internal
Memory
SD SDHC
Approx.
88MB
1GB 2GB 4GB 8GB 16GB 32GB
F 3456 x
2592
(9M)
23 255 516 1014 2073 4152 8330
N 3456 x
2592
(9M)
39 428 865 1699 3474 6960 13962
F 3648 x
2304
(8M)
(3:2) *1
26 285 579 1138 2327 4662 9352
F 2592 x
2592
(6M)
(1:1) *2
31 333 675 1326 2710 5430 10893
N 3072 x
2304
(7M)
48 521 1059 2080 4253 8520 17091
N 2592 x
1944
(5M)
64 686 1397 2743 5606 11231 22529
N 2048 x
1536
(3M)
90 974 1981 3892 7956 15940 31976
N 1280 x
960
(1M)
133 1438 2926 5746 11745 23530 472021
N 640 x
480
(VGA)
312 3357 6827 13407 27404 54898 110125
  • *13648 x 2432 images are 3:2 aspect ratio. (Usually 4:3)
  • *22736 x 2736 images are 1:1 aspect ratio.(Usually 4:3)
  • 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.
  • 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 seven. 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 Internal
Memory
SD SDHC
Approx.
88MB
1GB 2GB 4GB 8GB 16GB 32GB
3456 x 2592 42 457 931 1828 3737 7487 15020
2048 x 1536 109 1184 2363 4640 9486 19005 38125


Movie time that can be recorded

Image Size
Frame Rate
Internal
Memory
SD SDHC
Approx.
88MB
1GB 2GB 4GB 8GB 16GB 32GB
640 x 480
15Frames/
Sec
1min.
42sec.
18min.
20sec.
37min.
17sec.
76min.
41sec.
149min.
40sec.
299min.
50sec.
601min.
28sec.
640 x 480
30Frames/
Sec
51sec. 9min.
15sec.
18min.
49sec.
38min.
41sec.
75min.
31sec.
151min.
18sec.
303min.
31sec.
320 x 240
15Frames/
Sec
4min.
19sec.
46min.
19sec.
94min.
11sec.
193min.
41sec.
378min.
2sec.
757min.
18sec.
1519min.
7sec.
320 x 240
30Frames/
Sec
2min.
12sec.
23min.
42sec.
48min.
13sec.
99min.
8sec.
193min.
30sec.
387min.
39sec.
777min.
37sec.
  • The maximum movie recording time is the estimated total recording time. The maximum recording time per shooting is 90 minutes or the equivalent of 4 GB.

Storage capacity in M-Cont Plus and Speed Cont

[M-Cont Plus]

Image Size Internal
Memory
SD SDHC
Approx.
88MB
1GB 2GB 4GB 8GB 16GB 32GB
N3456x
2592(9M)
42 457 931 1828 3737 7484 1502
N1728×
1296(2M)
143 1548 3072 6033 12332 24706 49561

[Speed Cont]

Image Size Internal
Memory
SD SDHC
Approx.
88MB
1GB 2GB 4GB 8GB 16GB 32GB
N640×480
(VGA)
705 7553 15359 30159 61643 123489 247716
  • The maximum numbers of shots for M-Cont Plus 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 30 for M-Cont Plus 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: EDC09202
Date created: October 8, 2009
Date modified: December 22, 2009
Product: CX2
Operating system: --
Category: Hardware specifications
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