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Memory Stick / Memory Stick PRO / Memory Stick PRO-HG

1. Number of Digital Photos
"Cyber-shot"
Media Capacity VGA XGA SXGA 2Megapixel 3Megapixel 4Megapixel
16GB 97,646 40,686 24,411 16,274 10,171 8,137
8GB 48,166 20,069 12,041 8,027 5,017 4,013
4GB 24,014 10,006 6,003 4,002 2,501 2,001
2GB 12,154 5,064 3,038 2,025 1,266 1,012
1GB 5,928 2,470 1,482 988 617 494
512MB 2,904 1,210 726 484 302 242
256MB 1,428 595 357 238 148 119
128MB 790 343 202 133 82 65
64MB 394 171 101 66 41 32
32MB 196 85 50 33 20 16
Media Capacity 5Megapixel 6Megapixel 7Megapixel 8Megapixel 10Megapixel 12Megapixel
16GB 6,340 6,027 5,085 4,981 4,001 3,321
8GB 3,127 2,973 2,508 2,457 1,974 1,638
4GB 1,559 1,482 1,250 1,225 984 816
2GB 789 750 633 620 498 413
1GB 384 365 308 302 242 201
512MB 188 179 151 148 119 98
256MB 92 88 74 72 58 48
128MB 51 48 41 40 32 26
64MB 25 24 20 20 16 13
32MB 12 12 10 10 8 6
  • This shows a number of photos to be recorded when using a Sony "Cyber-shot".
  • Exact number of images to be recorded may vary by devices.
  • Before purchasing, please check if the capacity of Memory Stick™ is compatible with your devices. Using incompatible media may cause data loss or corruption. Refer to the instruction manual of each product or device used.
"α"[DSLR-A100]
  S (2.5M) M (5.6M) L (10M)
Media Capacity Standard Fine Standard Fine Standard Fine RAW+
JPEG
RAW
8GB 9,729 6,688 4,936 3,234 2,915 1,873 402 513
4GB 4,850 3,334 2,460 1,612 1,453 933 200 255
2GB 2,454 1,687 1,245 815 735 471 100 128
1GB 1,196 822 606 397 358 229 48 62
512MB 586 402 296 194 174 112 23 30
  • This shows a number of photos to be recorded when using a Sony "a" digital SLR camera.
  • Exact number of images to be recorded may vary by devices.
"α"[DSLR-A700]
  L (12M)
Media Capacity Standard Fine Extra
Fine
cRAW+
JPEG
RAW+
JPEG
CRAW RAW
32GB 7,895 5,381 2,883 1,640 1,236 2,361 1,605
16GB 4,011 2,727 1,461 831 626 1,196 813
8GB 1,973 1,344 720 410 309 590 401
4GB 982 669 358 204 153 293 199
2GB 496 338 180 103 77 148 100
1GB 245 167 89 51 38 73 50
512MB 120 81 43 24 18 35 24
  L (10M)
Media Capacity Standard Fine Extra
Fine
cRAW+
JPEG
RAW+
JPEG
CRAW RAW
32GB 9,002 6,214 3,379 1,710 1,275 2,361 1,605
16GB 4,562 3,149 1,712 867 646 1,196 813
8GB 2,250 1,553 844 427 318 590 401
4GB 1,120 773 420 212 158 293 199
2GB 565 390 212 107 80 148 100
1GB 280 193 105 53 39 73 50
512MB 136 94 51 25 19 35 24
  M (5.4M) M (6.4M)
Media Capacity Standard Fine Extra
Fine
cRAW+
JPEG
RAW+
JPEG
Standard Fine Extra
Fine
cRAW+
JPEG
RAW+
JPEG
32GB 13,761 10,034 5,733 1,911 1,384 - - - 1,863 1,358
16GB 6,974 5,085 2,905 968 701 6,258 4,478 2,516 944 688
8GB 3,439 2,508 1,433 477 345 3,087 2,208 1,240 465 339
4GB 1,712 1,248 713 237 172 1,536 1,099 617 231 169
2GB 865 630 360 120 86 776 555 311 117 85
1GB 429 312 178 59 43 385 275 154 57 42
512MB 209 152 87 29 21 188 134 75 28 20
  S (2.5M) S (3.0M)
Media Capacity Standard Fine Extra
Fine
cRAW+
JPEG
RAW+
JPEG
Standard Fine Extra
Fine
cRAW+
JPEG
RAW+
JPEG
32GB 20,069 15,537 9,444 2,049 1,455 18,176 13,961 8,233 2,019 1,439
16GB 10,170 7,874 4,786 1,038 737 9,211 7,075 4,172 1,023 729
8GB 5,016 3,883 2,360 512 363 4,543 3,489 2,057 504 359
4GB 2,497 1,933 1,175 255 181 2,262 1,737 1,024 251 179
2GB 1,262 977 593 128 91 1,142 877 517 126 90
1GB 625 484 294 63 45 566 435 256 62 44
512MB 305 236 143 31 22 276 212 125 30 21
  • This shows a number of photos to be recorded when using a Sony "α" digital SLR camera.
  • Exact number of images to be recorded may vary by devices.
Memory Stick™ Camcorder (2008 DVD/HDD/Memory Stick™ model)
Media Capacity W0.2M VGA W0.7M 1M 1.7M 1.9M W2.1M 2.2M W2.3M W3M 4M 5.7M 6.1M W7.6M 10.2M
16GB 115,000 94,000 39,500 29,500 17,500 15,500 14,500 14,500 14,500 10,000 7,700 6,000 5,700 5,000 3,800
8GB 59,000 47,000 19,500 14,500 8,700 7,900 7,400 7,400 7,400 5,100 3,850 3,000 2,850 2,500 1,900
4GB 29,000 23,000 9,700 7,200 4,300 3,850 3,600 3,600 3,600 2,500 1,900 1,450 1,350 1,200 930
2GB 14,500 11,500 4,950 3,700 2,200 1,950 1,850 1,850 1,850 1,250 970 760 710 630 475
1GB 7,200 5,800 2,400 1,800 1,050 960 900 900 900 630 475 370 345 310 230
512MB 3,500 2,800 1,150 880 520 465 440 440 440 305 225 175 165 150 110
256MB 1,600 1,300 540 405 240 215 200 200 200 140 105 83 78 69 52
  • Exact number of images to be recorded may vary by devices.
2.Video Recording Time
MPEG-4

(h = hours, m = minutes)

Bit Rate Resolution Video 384kbps 768kbps
Audio 128kbps
(stereo)
128kbps
(stereo)
Resolution (Dot) 320 x 240 320 x 240
Frame Rate (fps) 15 30
Media Capacity 16GB 69h10m 39h 30m
8GB 34h 19h 30m
4GB 17h 9h 40m
2GB 8h 30m 4h 50m
1GB 4h 10m 2h 20m
512MB 2h 1h 10m
256MB 55m 30m
128MB 30m 15m
64MB 15m 9m
32MB 8m 4m
  • Recording time varies depending on the device used. For details, refer to the instructional manual of your device.
H.264/AVC (Main Profile)

(h = hours, m = minutes)

Bit Rate Resolution Video 384kbps 768kbps 1000kbps 3000kbps
Audio 128kbps
(stereo)
128kbps
(stereo)
128kbps
(stereo)
128kbps
(stereo)
Resolution (Dot) 320 x 240 320 x 240 480 x 270 720 x 480
Frame Rate (fps) 30 30 30 30
Media Capacity 16GB 68h 20m 39h 20m 31h 10m 11h 20m
8GB 33h 40m 19h 20m 15h 20m 5h 30m
4GB 16h 40m 9h 40m 7h 40m 2h 40m
2GB 8h 30m 4h 50m 3h 50m 1h 20m
1GB 4h 10m 2h 20m 1h 50m 40m
512MB 2h 1h 10m 50m 20m
256MB 55m 30m 27m 9m
128MB 30m 19m 15m 5m
64MB 15m 9m 7m 2m
32MB 8m 4m 3m 1m
  • The above table shows approximate recording time based on calculations used to record a 10-minute file using "Image Converter 3 ver.3.1" software.
  • When converting a file using "Image Converter 3 ver.3.1", the maximum recording time available per file on your computer is 390 minutes. (160 minutes in 3000kbps)
  • Recording time varies depending on the device used. For details, refer to the instructional manual of your device.
  • When converting a file with "Image Converter 3 ver.3.0", the bit rate resolution (video) available are 384kbps and 768kbps.
H.264/AVC (Baseline Profile)

(h = hours, m = minutes)

Bit Rate Resolution Video 384kbps 384kbps 768kbps
Audio 128kbps
(stereo)
128kbps
(stereo)
128kbps
(stereo)
Resolution (Dot) 320 x 240 320 x 240 320 x 240
Frame Rate (fps) 15 30 30
Media Capacity 16GB 69h 30m 68h 30m 40h 10m
8GB 34h 20m 33h 50m 19h 40m
4GB 17h 00m 16h 50m 9h 50m
2GB 8h 30m 8h 30m 5h 00m
1GB 4h 10m 4h 10m 2h 20m
512MB 2h 2h 1h 10m
256MB 55m 55m 30m
128MB 30m 30m 15m
64MB 15m 15m 9m
32MB 8m 8m 4m
  • The above table shows approximate recording time based on calculations used to record a 10-minute file using "Image Converter 3 ver.3.1" software.
  • When converting a file using "Image Converter 3 ver.3.1", the maximum recording time available per file on your computer is 390 minutes. (160 minutes in 3000kbps)
  • Recording time varies depending on the device used. For details, refer to the instructional manual of your device.
  • When converting a file with "Image Converter 3 ver.3.0", the bit rate resolution (video) available are 384kbps and 768kbps.
"Cyber-shot"

(h = hours, m = minutes, s = seconds)

  QCIF
(Video Mail)*
CIF HQ VX
Standard*
VX Fine*
16GB 195h17m34s 48h49m23s 12h12m20s 12h12m20s 3h23m25s
8GB 96h19m59s 24h04m59s 6h01m14s 6h01m14s 1h40m20s
4GB 48h01m45s 12h00m26s 3h00m06s 3h00m06s 50m01s
2GB 24h18m30s 6h04m37s 1h31m09s 1h31m09s 25m19s
1GB 11h51m25s 2h57m51s 44m27s 44m27s 12m21s
512MB 5h48m33s 1h27m08s 21m47s 21m47s 6m03s
256MB 2h51m25s 42m51s 10m42s 10m42s 2m58s
128MB 1h34m49s 23m42s 5m55s 5m55s 1m30s
64MB 47m18s 11m44s 2m57s 2m57s 49s
32MB 23m34s 5m53s 1m23s 1m23s 24s

* MPEG VX Fine, MPEG VX Standard and Video Mail are Sony MPEG movie recording mode for "Cyber-shot".

  • Recording time varies depending on the device used. For details, refer to the instruction manual of your device.
  • Before purchasing, please check if the capacity of Memory Stick™ is compatible with your devices. Using incompatible media may cause data loss or corruption. Refer to the instruction manual of each product or device used.
Memory Stick™ Camcorder (2008 Model)

(h = hours, m = minutes)

  Standard Definition High Definition
Media Capacity LP
mode/3Mbps
SP
mode/6Mbps
HQ
mode/9Mbps
LP
mode/5Mbps
SP
mode/7Mbps
HQ
mode/9Mbps
XP
mode/15Mbps
16GB 10h 55m 5h 40m 3h 50m 5h 55m 4h 40m 3h 50m 1h 50m
8GB 5h 25m 2h 50m 1h 55m 3h 2h 20m 1h 55m 55m
4GB 2h 40m 1h 20m 55m 1h 25m 1h 5m 55m 25m
2GB 1h 20m 40m 25m 40m 30m 25m 10m
1GB 35m 20m 10m 20m 15m 10m 6m
512MB 15m 9m 6m        
  • Recording time may vary depending on the device used. For details, refer to the instruction manual of your device.
3. Music Recording Time
Music Recording Time

(h = hours, m = minutes)

Bit Rate 32kbps 48kbps 64kbps 66kbps
Media
Capacity
16GB 1072h 738h 50m 554h 20m 545h 39m
8GB 528h 50m 364h 30m 273h 30m 269h 10m
4GB 226h 20m 183h 30m 138h 135h 20m
2GB 133h 50m 92h 10m 69h 10m 68h
1GB 65h 10m 44h 50m 33h 40m 33h 10m
512MB 32h 22h 16h 30m 16h 10m
256MB 15h 30m 10h 40m 8h 7h 50m
128MB 8h 30m 5h 50m 4h 20m 4h
64MB 4h 15m 2h 50m 2h 10m 2h
32MB 2h 1h 25m 1h 5m 1h
Bit Rate 96kbps 105kbps 128kbps 132kbps
Media
Capacity
16GB 373h 40m 346h 10m 281h 40m 272h 40m
8GB 184h 20m 170h 50m 139h 134h 30m
4GB 92h 40m 86h 69h 50m 67h 40m
2GB 46h 30m 43h 10m 34h 50m 34h
1GB 22h 30m 21h 16h 50m 16h 30m
512MB 11h 10h 10m 8h 20m 8h
256MB 5h 20m 5h 4h 3h 50m
128MB 2h 50m 2h 40m 2h 2h
64MB 1h 25m 1h 20m 1h 1h
32MB 40m 40m 30m 30m
Bit Rate 160kbps 192kbps 256kbps 320kbps
Media
Capacity
16GB 224h 40m 187h 50m 141h 30m 112h 20m
8GB 110h 50m 92h 40m 69h 50m 55h 30m
4GB 55h 40m 46h 30m 35h 27h 50m
2GB 27h 50m 23h 20m 17h 30m 13h 50m
1GB 13h 30m 11h 20m 8h 30m 6h 40m
512MB 6h 30m 5h 30m 4h 10m 3h 10m
256MB 3h 10m 2h 40m 2h 1h 30m
128MB 1h 40m 1h 20m 1h 48m
64MB 50m 40m 30m 24m
32MB 25m 20m 15m 12m
Bit Rate 352kbps
Media
Capacity
16GB 102h 20m
8GB 50h 30m
4GB 25h 20m
2GB 12h 40m
1GB 6h 10m
512MB 3h
256MB 1h 20m
128MB 40m
64MB 20m
32MB 10m
  • Recording time may vary depending on the device used, codec and music software.
4. Usable Capacity
Usable Capacity
Media Capacity User Capacity
16GB 14.9GB
8GB 7.35GB
4GB 3.66GB
2GB 1.85GB
1GB 940MB
512MB 460MB
256MB 220MB
128MB 123MB
64MB 61MB
32MB 30MB
  • User capacities are approximate.
  • The actual usable capacity of Memory Stick™ and Memory Stick PRO™ is different from that of Memory Stick Micro™ due to the difference of the inside devices and system designs.

Memory Stick Micro (M2)

1. Number of Digital Photos
"Cyber-shot"
Media Capacity VGA XGA SXGA 2M 3M 4M 5M 6M 7M 8M 10M 12M
16GB 97,646 40,686 24,411 16,274 10,171 8,137 6,340 6,027 5,085 4,981 4,001 3,321
8GB 48,166 20,069 12,041 8,027 5,017 4,013 3,127 2,973 2,508 2,457 1,974 1,638
4GB 24,014 10,006 6,003 4,002 2,501 2,001 1,559 1,482 1,250 1,225 984 816
2GB 12,154 5,064 3,038 2,025 1,266 1,012 789 750 633 620 498 412
1GB 5,757 2,399 1,439 959 599 479 373 355 299 293 235 195
512MB 2,877 1,199 719 479 299 239 186 177 149 146 117 97
256MB 1,405 585 351 234 146 117 91 86 73 71 57 47
  • This shows a number of photos to be recorded when using a Sony "Cyber-shot".
  • Exact number of images to be recorded may vary by devices.
Mobile phone
Media Capacity VGA 1Megapixel 2Megapixel 3Megapixel
16GB 244,109 97,643 48,822 23,248
8GB 120,413 48,165 24,083 11,468
4GB 59,949 23,979 11,990 5,709
2GB 30,301 12,120 6,060 2,886
1GB 14,397 5,759 2,879 1,371
512MB 7,197 2,879 1,439 685
256MB 3,517 1,407 703 335
  • This shows a number of photos to be recorded when using a Sony Ericsson mobile phone.
  • Exact number of images to be recorded may vary by devices.
2.Video Recording Time
MPEG-4

(h = hours, m = minutes)

Bit Rate Resolution Video 384kbps 768kbps
Audio 128kbps
(stereo)
128kbps
(stereo)
Media Capacity 4GB 17h 9h 40m
2GB 8h 30m 4h 50m
1GB 4h 2h 20m
512MB 2h 1h 10m
256MB 50m 30m
H.264/AVC (Main Profile)

(h = hours, m = minutes)

Bit Rate Resolution Video 384kbps 768kbps 1000kbps 3000kbps
Audio 128kbps
(stereo)
128kbps
(stereo)
128kbps
(stereo)
128kbps
(stereo)
Media Capacity 4GB 16h 40m 9h 40m 7h 40m 2h 40m
2GB 8h 30m 4h 50m 3h 50m 1h 20m
1GB 4h 2h 10m 1h 50m 40m
512MB 2h 1h 50m 20m
256MB 50m 30m 20m 8m
  • The above table shows approximate recording time based on calculations used to record a 10-minute file using "Image Converter 3 ver.3.1" software.
  • When converting a file using "Image Converter 3 ver.3.1", the maximum recording time available per file on your computer is 390 minutes. (160 minutes in 3000kbps)
  • Recording time varies depending on the device used. For details, refer to the instructional manual of your device.
  • When converting a file with "Image Converter 3 ver.3.0", the bit rate resolution (video) available are 384kbps and 768kbps.
H.264/AVC (Baseline Profile)

(h = hours, m = minutes)

Bit Rate Resolution Video 384kbps 768kbps
Audio 128kbps
(stereo)
128kbps
(stereo)
Media Capacity 4GB 16h 50m 9h 50m
2GB 8h 30m 5h
1GB 4h 2h 20m
512MB 2h 1h 10m
256MB 50m 30m
  • The above table shows approximate recording time based on calculations used to record a 10-minute file using "Image Converter 3 ver.3.1" software.
  • When converting a file using "Image Converter 3 ver.3.1", the maximum recording time available per file on your computer is 390 minutes. (160 minutes in 3000kbps)
  • Recording time varies depending on the device used. For details, refer to the instructional manual of your device.
  • When converting a file with "Image Converter 3 ver.3.0", the bit rate resolution (video) available are 384kbps and 768kbps.
3. Music Recording Time
Music Recording Time

(h = hours, m = minutes)

Bit Rate MP3 128kbps AAC 96kbps AAC+ 56kbps eAAC+ 32kbps
Media Capacity 16GB 271h 12m 361h 36m 614h 4m 1,084h 52m
8GB 133h 44m 178h 20m 302h 52m 535h 8m
4GB 66h 36m 88h 48m 150h 48m 266h 24m
2GB 33h 40m 44h 52m 76h 12m 134h 40m
1GB 15h 56m 21h 16m 36h 12m 63h 56m
512MB 7h 56m 10h 36m 18h 4m 31h 56m
256MB 3h 52m 5h 12m 8h 48m 15h 36m
  • Recording time may vary depending on the device used, codec and music software.
4. Usable Capacity
Usable Capacity
Media Capacity User Capacity
16GB 14.9GB
8GB 7.35GB
4GB 3.66GB
2GB 1.85GB
1GB 900MB
512MB 450MB
256MB 220MB
  • The usable capacity of Memory Stick Micro™ is different from that of Memory Stick™ and Memory Stick PRO™ due to the difference of the inside devices and system designs.

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