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From 2001 to 2004, I uses a Sony Digital MAVICA Floppy Disk (FD) camera which recorded pictures to a 3 1/2" floppy drive. Pictures were at that time using about 125 K. That was at a 1024 x 768 pixel resolution. I used to be able to take 10 pictures at full resolution before I got a Disk is Full message. If I shot at 640x480, I could take about 4 times as many. Somewhere in 2003, I think, I got an adaptor with a 128K memory stick which let me go from about 10 images per floppy to about 800 at a time. I only once got a Disk is Full message when I was on vacation in Kaua'i. I had a box of spare floppies with me so I did manage to record the whole trip.
In late 2004, I got a new Sony DSC (Digital Still Camera) V-1. It was a higher megapixel version and picture size went to about 600 K. That was at a 1280 x 960 pixel resolution. I ultimately upgraded to a 1 Gigabyte Memory Stick and a 1 Gigabyte Compact Flash card to record pictures to. I never got a Disk is Full message with this configuration.
At the end of 2008, I got a new camera, a Sony DSC H-50. Same story, more megapixels and the picture size increased to about 1,400 K. That was at a 2048 x 1536 pixel resolution. But with a 4 Gigabyte memory card, I can take up to 2200 pictures before running out of disk space. I have never even come close to filling it up, even during our 10 day visit to Italy in 2009. But I did upgrade to an 8 Gigabyte memory card before the trip, just in case.
In October, 2013, I got a new camera, a Sony DSC H-200.. Again, more megapixels and the picture size increased to about 2,270 K. This is at a 2592 x 1944 pixel resolution. And I still have an 8 Gigabyte memory card.
In December, 2015, I got an enw camera, a Sony DSC HX 400V.. Again, more megapixels and the picture size increased to about 5,130 K. This is at a 3648 x 2736 pixel resolution. Now I have an 8 Gigabyte memory card and it holds about the same number of pictures as my previous camera.