#5. "RE: Test shots with my new D800" In response to In response to 4 Sat 24-Mar-12 02:13 PM by Arkayem
Richmond Hill, GA (Savannah), US
>I am trying out my D800 for the first time this morning and am >getting a very slow image playback. After pressing shutter, >it's around 3-4 seconds before the resulting image is >displayed. >Are you experiencing this? I should mention that I'm using a >Lexor 32gb Platinum II SDHC - 100x (class 10) card at the >moment. Acquired the D800 sooner than envisioned and have not >yet bought a CF card. >Thanks, > Hi Glenn, Yes! With slower cards the wait is very long. Lexar is an excellent brand, but I don't have any fast Lexar cards to try. I do have Transcend 16GB 400X cards and they work great. The delay is very short.
I've used Transcend cards in my D3 for years, and they have always worked perfectly, and are always less than half the price of an equivalent SanDisk.
I have ordered a Transcend 32GB 400X CF card as well as a Transcend 32GB SDHC 10 card to use in my D800.
I do wish that both cards were CF, but on the other hand, the SDHC cards are half the price (at least in the Transcend brand). I like that you can pick which card you want to be the primary, with the SDHC card primary by default. If SDHC proves reliable, I will probably leave it as primary.
Yes, I will try taking the same pictures with my D3 and see how they compare.
However, the thing I was really trying to prove to myself is that you don't have to use a tripod to get sharp images, and that jpegs are good enough for non-critical wedding shots (receptions). The D800 focusing system is fantastic, and if you use good handholding techniques, and a good lens, you will get sharp images. And the jpeg conversion in-camera is superb.