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How much computer do we need to handle D800 36mp files?

PerroneFord

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"RE: How much computer do we need to handle D800 36mp files?"

PerroneFord Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Apr 2011
Thu 09-Feb-12 03:11 PM

>If you are using Photoshop, Lightroom. Capture or another
>program it is certainly a question that purchasers should
>ask.
>
>http://www.flickr.com/photos/43019448@N04/

This is the ultimate red herring.

Do you watch HD video (Youtube and the like) on your computer? That video is nearly 2MB per frame when recorded and at 30fps is 60MB per SECOND. It's compressed down about 5:1 for the internet so we are 8MB per SECOND... over the internet.

Any modern $800 laptop should handle these files just fine. I've got a 4 year old, high end, Dual Core Dell laptop, playing RAW video at 1GB per minute. No problems at all.

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