D5100 Downloads Pix Out of Order
I just returned from a trip through Europe where I shot about 2500 pix on a 64GB card. I downloaded them using a Kodak 50 IN 1 card reader. When I looked at the card in Windows Explorer, there were three folders on the card. I didn't look at the pix while they were on the card and, unfortunately, the card has been reformatted.
I started in Lightroom and imported the first folder and processed the pix. I found that I had pix from almost the entire trip in that first folder of 1000 pix. When I looked at the second folder, I found copies of many of the pix in the first folder but not all of them. In addition, there were quite a number of pix in the second folder that were not in the first folder.
Is there some kind of setting in the camera that tells it to make backups? If so, why only some of the pix in the first folder? Could it be something else?
Oh yes, the pix on the third card appear, at first glance, to be what I would have expected. All from the last city and none from the other folders and none that appear here appear to be on either of the first two folders.
Another Oh Yes: For the first part of the trip, I was shooting in continuous mode so I was running 3 or 4 exposures at a time. I was doing this because in Venice there were a lot of birds flying very close. Anyway, in the next city, Vienna, I recharged the battery and the voltage converter blew out the charger. Luckily, I got enough of a charge before it blew to carry me through the rest of the trip but I was shooting only single shots. However, If that was causing the problem I would have expected to see the problem with only Venice and Vienna. But it exists with Munich and Berlin as well. Only Amsterdam appears to be the way I would expect.
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#2. "RE: D5100 Downloads Pix Out of Order " | In response to Reply # 0
Now that you mentioned it, I suddenly had two directories show up on my card as well for my D5100. I figured it was something I did till you mentioned it.
Wonder if we both need to check for a firmware upgrade.
#4. "RE: D5100 Downloads Pix Out of Order " | In response to Reply # 2
Mon 25-Aug-14 10:27 AM
>Now that you mentioned it, I suddenly had two directories
>show up on my card as well for my D5100. I figured it was
>something I did till you mentioned it.
>Wonder if we both need to check for a firmware upgrade.
Good thought. However, this has happened whenever I took a lot of pictures. Anything more than 1000 and it kicks in a new folder.
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#5. "RE: D5100 Downloads Pix Out of Order " | In response to Reply # 0
There is nothing wrong with your D5100. Lots of people report that the D5100 firmware is limited to 999 images per card storage folder.
Different methods for different cameras. In some cameras, burst shots are often all stored together to prevent sequences from being broken up into different folders. Some cameras from other makers store bursts in a folder separate from single shots. The same is true for a series of bracketed shots. Some cameras store photos according to date - a new folder each day. There are a number of storage variations from model to model and from maker to maker.
Last but not least (among the general storage methods) many Nikon entry-level and mid-level consumer DSLR bodies create storage folders according to the number of photos shot instead of counting the ones kept, so each folder on your card will contain less than a certain number. Nikon usually imposes a limit of 499 or 999 in those sorts of DSLR bodies. I think it's just Nikon's way of making image file handling more manageable for users of those particular cameras.
Canon, Olympus, Fujifilm, Pentax, Panasonic and Leica all have their own variations.
Advanced and Pro Nikon bodies do it differently. But it's all just file storage. I don't think there's much information in the D5100 manual about this aspect of file storage.
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#6. "RE: D5100 Downloads Pix Out of Order " | In response to Reply # 0
Page 152 in the D5100 manual explains that the camera always creates a new folder when the current folder contains 999 images.
It's impossible to tell since the card has since been re-formatted, but I suspect any duplication occurred (accidentally) when transferring the images to the computer.
Regarding the charger - you don't need a separate voltage converter for any Nikon battery charger, just a socket adapter or suitable power cord. The charger itself works on any standard voltage supply worldwide.
#8. "RE: D5100 Downloads Pix Out of Order " | In response to Reply # 0
It appears that Lightroom is the culprit. When I look at the three folders in Windows Explorer, they appear to be correct. However, looking at these same folders in Lightroom in the import mode (ie the screen where you select the photos to be imported) the count is 2611 for the first folder. (the other two seem to be correct.) However, the numbering is all mixed up.
Perhaps I should take this discussion to the Adobe forum.
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#9. "RE: D5100 Downloads Pix Out of Order " | In response to Reply # 8
JosephK Nikonian since 17th Apr 2006Tue 26-Aug-14 03:52 AM
Just in case it is something simple, when in the Library module, check the sorting via the menu /view/sort
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