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

nwcs

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

nwcs Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in various areas, including Landscape and Wildlife Photography Registered since 15th Jan 2006
Thu 09-Feb-12 02:21 PM

Definitely. As a developer I look at the question a little differently. It's more about how fast the computer will be to accomplish the task. I doubt any modern computer (~3-4 years) would have an issue. It'll just be slower. I have a dual core first gen i7 processor with 8 gb memory. Doing a major filter operation with Nik on my D700 files generally take 15-30 seconds. I'd expect that to turn into a 60-90 second operation. Annoying but definitely workable. Storage space would then become more of an issue. I'd have to become more choosy in what I keep.

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