How Much Space Photos and Video Use on iPhone 4

How Much Space Photos and Video Use on iPhone 4

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A look at how much storage space you will need for photos and video taken with the iPhone 4 has been posted by When Will Apple.

The iPhone 3GS took photos at 3MP. Each photo took about 1.3MB. The new iPhone 4 takes photos at 5MP which will increase the size to about 2.7MB per photo.

The iPhone 3GS records 640x480 video at 30 frames per second. Using a compression ration of 40:1, When Will Apple found that 250 mins of iPhone 3GS video recording took 9.66 GB of space.

Using a recording resolution of 960x720 at 30 frames per second, When Will Apple calculates that the iPhone 4 will use 21.73 GB for 250 mins of video.

If resolution is 1280x720, iPhone 4 will use 28.97GB's of video (118/min)

It's clear to see that if you plan on taking a lot of video, you should definitely purchase the 32GB iPhone 4.

Hit the link below to see how these numbers were calculated.

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How Much Space Photos and Video Use on iPhone 4
Scott Jacobs - June 13, 2010 at 8:47pm
For anyone with a considerable amount of space already used for music, movies, and apps, it\'s clear that 32 GB of storage is not sufficient. Are there any rumors yet of when Apple may release an iPhone 4 model with 64 GB?
Nick - June 14, 2010 at 12:22pm
I was disappointed when apple didn\'t come out with a 64gb model. I have a 32 right now and it\'s not nough, so taking videos with the iPhone 4 is gonna make 32gb seem even smaller. Apple won\'t release a 64gb model for the iPhone 4, they might include it on the next iPhone they release next year, but who knows.
Bugs - June 13, 2010 at 11:21am
guys... i think this is off a little bit.......... i mean by my calculation.... 1 min of video recording = 90 MB I think thats wayyyyyyy too much
Justin - June 13, 2010 at 1:42pm
The current 3GS records video at this rate, about 30-40MB per minute. So the iPhone 4 with HD video is going to be a lot more more than that, unless they introduce a better compression ratio of the raw video...which is quite possible. Lucky we can see how far off I am in a couple weeks :)
Onilmr - June 12, 2010 at 2:42pm
Who shoots 250mins doesn\'t do it oh the iPhone. He buys a sony handycam perhaps.
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