>Hi fjcranston, > >Based on your experience with the 700x and 1000x cards, did >you find that you are able to shoot faster in burst mode with >the faster card? That may sound like a dumb question, and >maybe it is, but I wonder whether the camera buffer will >actually process the files any faster than the 800x will >write. I don't understand the technical aspects of this. >However I do have experience with overspending on various >camera and computer equipment, only to find out that a less >expensive item would have worked as well as the high dollar >item I bought. That is what I am trying to avoid. If the 1000x >actually enables one to shoot faster with the D800/E I will >buy it. I don't mind spending the extra bucks if I get >something for my money. > >Thanks for your input. > >JDT
The camera will only shoot if there is available "buffer" space. When there is available buffer space, the D800 will shoot at up to 4 frames per second at full resolution.
Now, how fast the buffer gets emptied is up to the "write" speed of your card. This is only important if you find yourself shooting bursts such as action sports or in my case wedding photography. I always want to be ready for that next "moment" so I want the cards to empty my buffer as quickly as possible. You only get about 12 to 14 full res RAW files into the buffer on the D800 which can be consumed in a matter of seconds.
I found that the 1000x 32 GB Lexar emptied the full buffer more than twice as fast as my 700x 32 GB Delkin.
It's worth it to me but it may not be to you depending on what you are using the camera for and if you're a pro and getting paid to shoot.