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Gabs Registered since 20th May 2014Tue 20-May-14 02:35 PM
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"How can I tell how much space is left on my memory card?"


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Hi,

I have a difficult time figuring out at any given moment how much free space I have on my memory card. I have a D5300. On other cameras this information is quite straight forward like 83% of space used (or alternatively a filling up scale or a dial or any designers' idea of an indicator). On the D5300 I can't find this information.

Anyone can help please?

Thanks.

  

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Leonard62 Gold Member Awarded for excellent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community, especially of Nikkor Lenses Writer Ribbon awarded for his contributions to the Nikonians Resources articles library Nikonian since 15th Mar 2009Tue 20-May-14 03:11 PM
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The info display tells you approximately how many exposures remain. It is the number inside the brackets on the right hand side, center of the display.

Len

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Gabs Registered since 20th May 2014Wed 21-May-14 06:46 AM
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OK, now I got the hang of it. I have right now 1.6K in the brackets and the math makes sense, albeit quite roughly for the obvious reasons.

Thanks

  

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Tue 20-May-14 09:25 PM
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Hi Gabe,

Welcome to Nikonians!
Glad to have you with us.

On the right side of the viewfinder display the Number of Images Remaining will be shown within the Brackets. It is also shown on the right side of the "info" display on the back LCD. See page 4 and 6 in the D5300 Reference Manual.

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When you get a few minutes please fill in your Last name in your User Profile.

We always encourage our members to fill in their real first and last names, and have made that issue a part of our Terms of Use.

The intent is to foster a community of "real people" instead of mysterious web personalities with anonymous screen names. Doing this helps to establish and maintain a safe, civil and friendly environment.

Thanks in advance.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

  

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Tue 20-May-14 09:28 PM
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Gabe,

Also, keep in mind that the Number of Images Remaining shown in the display is a conservative estimate. The closer to capacity the card gets, the more accurate the number will be.

Best Regards,
Marty

  

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The reason it's not "accurate" is that the camera compresses the files before storing them, and compression factors are very dependent on the content of the image. As an example, a picture of a blank sky compresses very well, while a picture of random colored noise compresses very poorly. So the camera shows you how many frames are left, assuming very little compression. Usually that is quite conservative, but it can never mislead you into thinking you have X left when that many won't fit. I shoot compressed raw files, and if the camera says 600 frames remaining, I can pretty much expect that 1150-1200 will fit.

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Gabs Registered since 20th May 2014Wed 21-May-14 06:54 AM
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Thanks Brian,

As an information systems professional I fully understand your point about compression.

By the way, I browsed quickly through your galleries. The pictures of Yosemite are spectacular! Nothing short of sensational. I'll be back soon to give those wonderful albums the proper attention that they deserve.

Gabe

  

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Gabs Registered since 20th May 2014Wed 21-May-14 06:37 AM
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>BTW:
>When you get a few minutes please fill in your Last name in
>your User Profile.
>
>We always encourage our members to fill in their real first
>and last names, and have made that issue a part of our Terms
>of Use.
>
>The intent is to foster a community of "real people"
>instead of mysterious web personalities with anonymous screen
>names. Doing this helps to establish and maintain a safe,
>civil and friendly environment.

Hi,

Thanks for the warm welcome and the useful information.

Regarding your request, with cybercrime at large, I am trying to disclose publicly as little personal information as is strictly necessary. I do respect your community and terms of use would be more than happy to exchange all information in private messages and get to know the other members and have them knowing me.

  

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