How much digital memory should I take?

Last Updated: 21st Aug 2014

<p><img src="http://downloads.contiki.com/contikipedia/europe/euro_stock/digital-camera-001.jpg" class="rightwise" title="digital camera" alt="digital camera" /></p> <p>More Tour and Travel Advice for: <a href="/contikipedia/articles/tour-and-travel-advice-Europe">Australia</a>, <a href="/contikipedia/articles/tour-and-travel-advice-usa-and-canada"><span class="caps">USA</span> &amp; Canada</a>, <a href="/contikipedia/articles/tour-and-travel-advice-australia">Australia</a> and <a href="/contikipedia/articles/tour-and-travel-advice-new-zealand">New Zealand</a></p> <p>When it comes to taking photos everyone is different, and there is no one answer but here are some thoughts from past travellers that may give you an idea.</p> <h2>Past Traveller&#8217;s Advice</h2> <p>&#8220;Went to Italy for 2 weeks and used almost 3 &#215; 1gb cards&#8221;</p> <p>-Dominique Giordano, Contiki Forums, Posted 19 Jun 2007</p> <p>&#8220;I&#8217;m away in Sept for 2 months and I am considering taking 2 &#215; 2gb memory cards&#8230; I like to take heaps of pics which make for great memories.&#8221;</p> <p>-Nadia, Melbourne, Australia, Contiki Forums, Posted 19 Jun 2007</p> <p>&#8220;Remember, memory cards can go corrupt. Do <span class="caps">NOT</span> get a brand new card before you go. Get it before so you can test it out, put them on your computer, and let it work for a while. If it works a few months before, it should be ok. You don’t want to spend $5000 on a vacation to lose 500 photos. I&#8217;m also taking my regular camera with a couple rolls of film [40 pictures] just in case something crazy happens. I&#8217;m also getting a water camera for the Austrian rafting.&#8221;</p> <p>-Jeremy, Contiki Forums, Posted 19 Jun 2007</p> <p>&#8220;For me, photos will be my main souvenir, I don&#8217;t intend to spend much while I’m in Europe and an extra $100 before I go on memory doesn&#8217;t seem too bad to me.</p> <p>I went to NZ for 2 weeks and took 800photos, and I know that was minor, because I could only recharge my battery every 3 days (didn&#8217;t have power) so I was really careful. I could have taken more than triple. I&#8217;m going to Europe for a month so I probably only need 5 GB, but I&#8217;m taking extra just in case&#8230;&quot;</p> <p>-ashleightara, Brisbane, Australia, Contiki Forums, Posted 19 Jun 2007</p>