This is due to variations in colors in a photo. Years ago to carry around 1,000 pics required about 30 rolls of film, not a postage stamp! Lydia, there is probably nothing wrong with your camera.
References Sandisk: Are you sure you want to delete this answer? The two main factors that affect a camera's image size are its number of pixels, and the image format chosen for storage.
Have you deleted photos on your card, or are they removed automatically after you download. Formatting recreates the file system including new directories and folders.
If one card is lost, or if it becomes corrupted , you have an additional one on hand. The information has been updated and should answer your question.
On an estimate 600-800. In the end it really depends on what you are photographing to. Record a video file for 20 seconds. Some photographers set aside one card just for shooting video. Can't decide between these cameras... My suggestion is that you format your memory card.Canon PowerShot SX530 HS Camera Test
Search Glass x. How many pictures can i take with and 8gb memory card on a 16mp camera? Specs are a bit unclear about it but in HD settings it can make a video for about 30 minutes.
Though all numbers are approximate, you will get some idea of what to expect.