> >The disadvantage is processing time. It takes longer to >compress files, so your buffer empties much slower. Some older >cameras, like the D1x even with buffer upgrade, are useless in >compressed NEF mode for most uses due to this.
In my opinion the processing time is negligible. Besides I thought the image that hits the buffer is already processed and that file size and write speeds become the bottleneck. If processing were an issue then wouldn’t storing JPEG’s affect the frame rates? Yet I believe the frame rate remains constant and the amount of images stored in the buffer before slow down increases.