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

jim thomas

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

jim thomas Silver Member Nikonian since 12th Jan 2003
Sat 11-Feb-12 07:51 PM | edited Sun 12-Feb-12 01:55 PM by jim thomas

Hi Brian,

Thanks for the correction. So the full size NEF is about 2/3 the size of the scanned 35mm image. As I mentioned pretty much all current mainstream computers will run Photoshop on the scanned images (most are about 120 MB after cropping off the black edges) without difficulty. Bottom Line: except for buying more storage drives, which are now inexpensive, I do not think that the size of the files created by the D800 presents any computer issue.

Added by edit: I would add that if, due to processing multiple files for constructing panoramas or any other reason one thinks that file size would be problematic, perhaps that person should not buy this camera. For my purposes I will gladly accept the added file size that necessarily comes with more pixels and make any adjustments, including computer adjustments, that are necessary. What kind of computer power does it take to process scanned medium format images and the 80 megapixel images of the big daddy version of the Mamiya digital camera? It is all relative. No reason for alarm.

JDT

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