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SD card recommendations for the D7000

Mr Moose

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Mr Moose Registered since 05th Jan 2011
Mon 31-Jan-11 08:13 PM

Sorry if this has already been asked (the search isn't working for me right now)
How many raw shots with out compression can I get on a 8 GB card? Also, why are brands like Sandisk so much more expensive than say Transcend? I realize that Transcend isn't on Nikon's approved list, but the price difference is significant. The other question is what class to get?
I'm getting two cards to start with so I'll have a backup.
So, what's in your D7000?

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rasworth

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#1. "RE: SD card recommendations for the D7000" | In response to Reply # 0

rasworth Basic Member
Mon 31-Jan-11 07:23 PM

14 bit raw lossless compressed on an 8gb card will net close to 400 images on my D7000, although the empty card camera display indicates 224.

I have a couple of Kingston 8gb class 6, $14 or so apiece from NewEgg, have worked with no problems. Also just purchased another Kingston 32gb class 6 ($55 at Frys) to place in the second slot as a combo backup and video repository. The general advice is use class 6 or above in order to guarantee fast enough write for video recording.

Richard Southworth

captainkev

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#2. "RE: SD card recommendations for the D7000" | In response to Reply # 0

captainkev Registered since 24th Jan 2011
Tue 01-Feb-11 03:08 PM

I have 2 8 gig Scan Disc 10 speed cards and one 16 gig 10 speed.
I did notice as well that in NEF I only show around 250 pics available on the 8 gig. But you say you get over 400? Why the difference ?

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captainkev

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#3. "RE: SD card recommendations for the D7000" | In response to Reply # 2

captainkev Registered since 24th Jan 2011
Tue 01-Feb-11 03:09 PM

make that class 10

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elec164

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#4. "RE: SD card recommendations for the D7000" | In response to Reply # 2

elec164 Silver Member Nikonian since 15th Jan 2009
Tue 01-Feb-11 04:34 PM

>I did notice as well that in NEF I only show around 250 pics
>available on the 8 gig. But you say you get over 400? Why
>the difference ?

There is a rather lively discussion over in this thread that deals with that very issue you may wish to check out.

Pete

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ochristie

New York, US
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#5. "RE: SD card recommendations for the D7000" | In response to Reply # 0

ochristie Registered since 01st Feb 2011
Tue 01-Feb-11 09:45 PM

You might find this link useful. It is a list of cards that Nikon have tested and recommend for the D7000.

http://rocketnewyork.com/nikond7000approvedcards

USA858

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#6. "RE: SD card recommendations for the D7000" | In response to Reply # 5

USA858 Registered since 14th Feb 2011
Wed 16-Feb-11 05:15 AM

I have some Transcend Class 10s left over from my 60D sale. I'm guessing they'll work fine with the D7K despite not being a Nikon recommended brand. Anybody currently using these?

Surny archy

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#7. "RE: SD card recommendations for the D7000" | In response to Reply # 6

Surny archy Registered since 18th Feb 2011
Fri 18-Feb-11 02:46 AM

Good quality with good price. While I know a shop with all kinds of accessories in good price. http://www.e-geotag.com/accessories.aspx.

po6ept

Peoria, US
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#8. "RE: SD card recommendations for the D7000" | In response to Reply # 6

po6ept Silver Member Nikonian since 27th Nov 2010
Fri 18-Feb-11 04:28 AM | edited Fri 18-Feb-11 04:30 AM by po6ept

>I have some Transcend Class 10s left over from my 60D sale.
>I'm guessing they'll work fine with the D7K despite not being
>a Nikon recommended brand. Anybody currently using these?

I use the Transcend 8GB and 16GB C10 cards and they work fine for me. Adata and Patriot 8GB and 16GB C10 cards work as well, but someone in another thread reported they had problems with the Patriot 32GB cards. I have more faith in my SanDisk cards, but since I use slot 2 for backup I feel pretty secure in using the less expensive brands.

Bob
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wkramer

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#9. "RE: SD card recommendations for the D7000" | In response to Reply # 0

wkramer Registered since 02nd Dec 2010
Fri 18-Feb-11 12:32 PM | edited Fri 18-Feb-11 12:56 PM by wkramer

I have used Transcend cards before in my D80 with absolutely no problems. When I got the D7000 I got (2) 32gb class 10 cards on sale for around $90 at micro center. I have used them for both still and video and they have performed flawlessly.

Reading reviews on these cards (Transcend) I have seen no more posting of failures then with Sandisk or other high end (expensive) card. As an example on Amazon they both have the same average rating (around 4.5 out of 5 stars). You will find many more tales of woe using the Transcend card then the Sandisk but the big difference is that the Transcend card has 392 reviews vs 23 for the Sandisk.

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sazerac_the_dog

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#10. "RE: SD card recommendations for the D7000" | In response to Reply # 0

sazerac_the_dog Silver Member Nikonian since 25th Jan 2009
Tue 22-Feb-11 01:55 AM

I have been using Delkin cards for my D-7000 and prior D-90. Presently I am using 8BB class 10 cards which give me 300 RAW images. The price at Adorama is a great deal and so far they have worked without a flaw. Delkin is a local San Diego company and many of the better camera stores carry them and are used by employees.

David

BillboTex

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#11. "RE: SD card recommendations for the D7000" | In response to Reply # 6

BillboTex Registered since 23rd Nov 2010
Tue 22-Feb-11 01:25 PM | edited Tue 22-Feb-11 01:36 PM by BillboTex

USA, don't consider this a recommendation, its just an observation! I was using my Kingmax 32gb SDHC class 10 in my previous Panasonic G2, and when my D7k FINALLY arrived, I formated my Kingmax in camera slot 1, and it has worked flawlessly ever since. I shoot only 14 bit uncompressed RAW and videos at highest resolution.

At a photo frame rate of 8 to 9 frames per sec, buffer slows frame rate down to approx 6 fps after 15 to 20 exposures. My videos never show any dropped frames.

Presently shooting with my Kingmax in slot 1, and empty slot 2. But I contacted Patriot about compatibility of my D7k with their 64gb SDXC LG series class 10 (which I want to use in slot 2). The rep told me three weeks ago that their LG SDXC was incompatible with the D7k, but that they had ALREADY solved and corrected that incompatibility, and were in the process of implementing the correction, and put me on an e-mail list to notify when the revised card would be available for sale (he also told me the price point should be the same as their "incompatible" card - which is VERY good price). I will set them up as Slot 1 32gb Kingmax SDHC class 10 for RAW only, and slot 2 for Patriot 64gb SDXC class 10 for backup & video. I think it is safest to format your cards in the same slot they will be used in.

HTH

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USA858

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#12. "RE: SD card recommendations for the D7000" | In response to Reply # 10

USA858 Registered since 14th Feb 2011
Tue 22-Feb-11 03:12 PM

update; as has been mentioned in other posts, and now that I have used it for a week, the Transcend Class 10 has so far been working perfectly fine. Shooting in Raw and shooting video without issues

Chuckv

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#13. "RE: SD card recommendations for the D7000" | In response to Reply # 12

Chuckv Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 13th Mar 2009
Sat 05-Mar-11 06:20 PM

I had several Transcend cards that were rated class 10, (8 Gig & 4 Gig)that I was using in several other cameras that were working ok, and I also ordered another 8 Gig with the D7000.

I had to discard one of the 8 G's already, and I have a secone one that is starting to act up.

At this point I would have to say that something is up with the combanation of the D7000 and the Transcend cards.

Chuck

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BillboTex

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#14. "RE: SD card recommendations for the D7000" | In response to Reply # 13

BillboTex Registered since 23rd Nov 2010
Sat 05-Mar-11 10:00 PM

Chuck, yes the D7k is so new that cards are just now getting caught up. Either contact the manufacturer for specifics, or check here on Nikonians.

I know I was advised of the update by Patriot LX series just several days ago.

Of course all cards need to be formated in camera, probably best formated in the specific slot it will be used in, and Nikon recommends reformatting every time you have ingested all desired images off either of your cards.

HTH

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Nikon D7000 with zoomNIKKOR AF-S DX 10-24mm f3.5,
Tamron AF 18-270mm Macro f3.5 Di II VC LD
and Tamron AF 180mm f/3.5 Di SP A/M FEC LD (IF) 1:1 Macro
Nikon R1 Wireless Close-Up Speedlight System,
ZacutoEVF Pro
Two SanDisk 32GB EXTREME PRO SDHC-UHS-1 (45MB/S)
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Photo Mechanic 4.6.6 Annotate Pro
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Chuckv

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#15. "RE: SD card recommendations for the D7000" | In response to Reply # 11

Chuckv Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 13th Mar 2009
Sat 05-Mar-11 11:10 PM

>USA, don't consider this a recommendation, its just an
>observation! I was using my Kingmax 32gb SDHC class 10 in my
>previous Panasonic G2, and when my D7k FINALLY arrived, I
>formated my Kingmax in camera slot 1, and it has worked
>flawlessly ever since. I shoot only 14 bit uncompressed RAW
>and videos at highest resolution.
>
>At a photo frame rate of 8 to 9 frames per sec, buffer slows
>frame rate down to approx 6 fps after 15 to 20 exposures. My
>videos never show any dropped frames.
>
>Presently shooting with my Kingmax in slot 1, and empty slot
>2. But I contacted Patriot about compatibility of my D7k with
>their 64gb SDXC LG series class 10 (which I want to use in
>slot 2). The rep told me three weeks ago that their LG SDXC
>was incompatible with the D7k, but that they had ALREADY
>solved and corrected that incompatibility, and were in the
>process of implementing the correction, and put me on an
>e-mail list to notify when the revised card would be available
>for sale (he also told me the price point should be the same
>as their "incompatible" card - which is VERY good
>price). I will set them up as Slot 1 32gb Kingmax SDHC class
>10 for RAW only, and slot 2 for Patriot 64gb SDXC class 10 for
>backup & video. I think it is safest to format your cards
>in the same slot they will be used in.
>
>HTH

I am looking at the New Tamron 18-270 in place of the Nikkor 18-200 VR?

Do you have any comments using those with the D7000?

Thanks,

Chuck

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Chuckv

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#16. "RE: SD card recommendations for the D7000" | In response to Reply # 14

Chuckv Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 13th Mar 2009
Sat 05-Mar-11 11:13 PM

>Chuck, yes the D7k is so new that cards are just now getting
>caught up. Either contact the manufacturer for specifics, or
>check here on Nikonians.
>
>I know I was advised of the update by Patriot LX series just
>several days ago.
>
>Of course all cards need to be formated in camera, probably
>best formated in the specific slot it will be used in, and
>Nikon recommends reformatting every time you have ingested all
>desired images off either of your cards.
>
>HTH

Thanks for the input on the cards.....

Chuck

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BillboTex

Houston, US
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#17. "RE: SD card recommendations for the D7000" | In response to Reply # 15

BillboTex Registered since 23rd Nov 2010
Sat 05-Mar-11 11:28 PM

Chuck, read these three comparisons, it may help your decision.

http://www.tamronlensreview.com/tamron18200vsnikon18200vr
http://www.tamronlensreview.com/tamron18270vcvsnikon18200vr
http://photo.net/nikon-camera-forum/00SzJr

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MY SETUP
Nikon D7000 with zoomNIKKOR AF-S DX 10-24mm f3.5,
Tamron AF 18-270mm Macro f3.5 Di II VC LD
and Tamron AF 180mm f/3.5 Di SP A/M FEC LD (IF) 1:1 Macro
Nikon R1 Wireless Close-Up Speedlight System,
ZacutoEVF Pro
Two SanDisk 32GB EXTREME PRO SDHC-UHS-1 (45MB/S)
viewNX2 captureNX2 NIKCompleteCollection Ultimate
Photo Mechanic 4.6.6 Annotate Pro
Vegas Movio Studio 10 Pinnacle Studio Ultimate 14

shootersdesireIN

Indianapolis, US
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#18. "RE: SD card recommendations for the D7000" | In response to Reply # 16

shootersdesireIN Silver Member Nikonian since 26th Jan 2011
Thu 10-Mar-11 04:04 AM

I did some homework on this decision but for the money i was able to get 2 16 gig class 10 sd cards from promaster for 54.00 a piece. The main thing like stated above is make darn sure you format them in your camera 1st. It takes a while but when your done your ready to shoot.
Now the problem with the D7000 it doesn't recognize the right count on the sd card. This is an error that Nikon siad the recognize and will be fixing in there next firmware update. For ex. in raw 12 bit for a 16 gig card it says 576 photos but in reality its over 840. The way the tech explained it to ne it depends on how many mb's per image it takes determines how many shots you get.

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meadowlark

Springfield, US
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#19. "RE: SD card recommendations for the D7000" | In response to Reply # 6

meadowlark Silver Member Nikonian since 15th Sep 2006
Thu 10-Mar-11 05:22 PM

I bought a bunch of Transcend Class 10 cards from B&H, they are really inexpensive. I have not had a problem with any of them.

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Ginsbury

Netanya, IL
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#20. "RE: SD card recommendations for the D7000" | In response to Reply # 18

Ginsbury Gold Member Nikonian since 21st Sep 2008
Thu 10-Mar-11 08:30 PM

I'm having a slightly different issue. My retailer offered me a 64GB Transcend card when I picked up the D7000 and I've been using it in Slot 2 as a backup.
Everything is working fine except:
When trying to read the card with a card reader both on a PC and on a MAC, I'm told that the card is not formatted.
When I connected the camera directly to the computer with the USB cable, it copied all the pix from the card without problem.

I prefer to use a card reader.

Any thoughts, anyone?

Nathan

meadowlark

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#21. "RE: SD card recommendations for the D7000" | In response to Reply # 20

meadowlark Silver Member Nikonian since 15th Sep 2006
Thu 10-Mar-11 08:33 PM

I am certainly not an expert, but I suspect you have to get a newer card reader.

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BillboTex

Houston, US
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#22. "RE: SD card recommendations for the D7000" | In response to Reply # 20

BillboTex Registered since 23rd Nov 2010
Thu 10-Mar-11 08:36 PM

Google for an SDXC compliant reader.

Here is one to look at.
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=&N=0&A=endecaSearch&InitialSearch=yes&Q=&Ntt=SDXC+Card+Reader

HTH

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MY SETUP
Nikon D7000 with zoomNIKKOR AF-S DX 10-24mm f3.5,
Tamron AF 18-270mm Macro f3.5 Di II VC LD
and Tamron AF 180mm f/3.5 Di SP A/M FEC LD (IF) 1:1 Macro
Nikon R1 Wireless Close-Up Speedlight System,
ZacutoEVF Pro
Two SanDisk 32GB EXTREME PRO SDHC-UHS-1 (45MB/S)
viewNX2 captureNX2 NIKCompleteCollection Ultimate
Photo Mechanic 4.6.6 Annotate Pro
Vegas Movio Studio 10 Pinnacle Studio Ultimate 14

Ginsbury

Netanya, IL
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#23. "RE: SD card recommendations for the D7000" | In response to Reply # 22

Ginsbury Gold Member Nikonian since 21st Sep 2008
Fri 11-Mar-11 06:03 AM

Thanks, Robert and Bill. You're right; my card readers are not SDXC compliant.
Nathan

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