I'm a newbie on digital camera equipment, forgive me if this is really dumb.
Other than bytes stored, what's the story in comparing cards to the microdrives - all the plusses and minus - write times, failures, crashes, dropping etc....
Does someone here have a link to a really good, rational comparison ? I hear different stories from a few guys at work - none of which are Nikon users - and want to know Nikon related issues.
I'm looking to get a D1X in the summer and still shaking out all the issues. It's a STRETCH of the wallet for me, but I figure I'll save it on film, driving time and processing alone in about 2 years or so.
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#1. "RE: Cards vs Microdrives" | In response to Reply # 0AlanC Basic MemberFri 03-May-02 02:25 PM
Rob Galbraith has written a number of very comprehensive articles on the subject of selecting compact flash cards from a photojournalist's point of view (the emphasis being on performance; cost isn't an issue when your newspaper is buying for you ), including a D1x specific report. there's also a more up-to-date CF performance database.
Phil Askey at DPReview also has an article on Compact Flash cards although this one doesn't specifically mention the D1x. You might also like to check his very comprehensive review of the D1x since he deals with the relative performance of CF and the microdrive in that.