I'd buy a camera with internal memory – so why are they so rare?

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(Image credit: Samsung Memory on Unsplash)

Ever since I first picked up a camera, I’ve wondered why more of them don’t come with internal storage. 

I remember owning one of those crappy cameras from the 2000s that had about enough internal memory for around eight photos, but since then every camera I’ve owned (other than my phone) has required an SD card to store photos. 

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.