How much space do HD camera videos take? 16gb vs 32gb


macrumors 65816
Original poster
Apr 19, 2004
Thinking of upgrading to an iPhone 4 (from a 3G) for the HD video camera, but don't know which capacity to get. Can someone give an estimate for how much space a recorded video takes? Like 5 mins of HD = 2GB or something like that.

I've gotten by with just 8GB with room to spare but with an HD camera I don't want to get stuck with 16GB if my usage fills it up fast. Thanks.


macrumors 6502
Oct 20, 2009
Just go for the 32gb. If you're like me you've always got the amount of space available in the back of your mind. For $100 you buy yourself some extra peace of mind and you can slack a bit when it comes to frequency of offloading.


macrumors 65816
Jun 15, 2010
Definitely go with the 32 GB if you are going to be taking videos. I got the 16 GB and filled it up in a week. I still have to clear my videos out every couple weeks to make room for new ones. So unless you don't want to save your videos on your phone for a while get the model with more storage. Also taking pictures gets slow when you are running low on storage space.
(I thought I'd be fine with the 16 GB since I never filled my 8GB iPhone 2G the whole time I got it. I almost exchanged for a 32GB model, but I figured that would be tricky since stock is so low. I just figure I'll get next year's model and get the bigger one.)
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