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D700 vs D800 Memory Cards

LMMiller9

Potomac, US
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LMMiller9 Silver Member Nikonian since 18th Dec 2005
Thu 23-Feb-12 06:12 PM

I just received a Lexar 1000x 64gb UDMA CF card that I thought would be great for my D800 when it arrives. I put it in my D700 and formatted it, but it doesn't seem to work. The display show "0" for shots available.

Question:

a) is this card not compatible with a D700?
b) is it compatible with a D800?

or, what am I doing wrong?

Thanks

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LMMiller9

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#1. "RE: D700 vs D800 Memory Cards" | In response to Reply # 0

LMMiller9 Silver Member Nikonian since 18th Dec 2005
Thu 23-Feb-12 06:08 PM

OK, I think I have answered my own question. The UDMA 7 cards are not supported by the D700 but are supported by the D800.

Can someone confirm that that is correct?

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LMMiller9

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#2. "RE: D700 vs D800 Memory Cards" | In response to Reply # 1

LMMiller9 Silver Member Nikonian since 18th Dec 2005
Thu 23-Feb-12 06:12 PM

To add to my own conversation with myself, it appears that my current card reader or computer will not read these UDMA 7 cards and I will have to purchase a card reader that is compatible.

Can others confirm this?

We should make a list of compatibility issues when going from the D700 to D800.

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beedee

Dawes Point, Sydney, AU
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#3. "RE: D700 vs D800 Memory Cards" | In response to Reply # 1

beedee Registered since 11th Feb 2006
Fri 03-Aug-12 02:03 AM

Did you find a way to use that card on the D700? I have D700 and just purchased one of the cards (due to good price) then saw your post..... hoping you have a good answer

Bearsmom2

Florence, US
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#4. "RE: D700 vs D800 Memory Cards" | In response to Reply # 3

Bearsmom2 Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Jul 2012
Fri 03-Aug-12 02:17 PM

Hi

Im confused about this too. I do remember that the D800 takes a much higher tech card than will work in the D700. In fact I understand that it wont work with the lower cards at all.

However the Nikon manual says the D700 will only use up to 8gb cards and the guy at the camera store loaded mine wth a 16 gb card that seems to work fine.

Just bought my camera three weeks ago and the card he loaded was a 16gb Delkin UDMA 6,read 75mbs,write 40mbs.

Karen

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llevine

El Paso, US
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#5. "RE: D700 vs D800 Memory Cards" | In response to Reply # 4

llevine Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 09th Jul 2007
Fri 03-Aug-12 03:13 PM

It may be that when the D700 manual was printed, the maximum card size was 8gb. I have been using 16gb cards in my D700 without any issues.

Regards, Lance

Ray Gerke

winnipeg, CA
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#6. "RE: D700 vs D800 Memory Cards" | In response to Reply # 5

Ray Gerke Registered since 12th Sep 2004
Sat 04-Aug-12 05:02 PM

Hi All.

An update for the D700 firmware was released a while ago to allow it to take up to a 64GB memory cards.
Prior to that update the cards it used were limited.


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Bearsmom2

Florence, US
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#7. "RE: D700 vs D800 Memory Cards" | In response to Reply # 6

Bearsmom2 Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Jul 2012
Sat 04-Aug-12 06:26 PM

Cool!! I wondered if it was something like that. It happened wiht my Sony too.

Karen

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