According to Nikon, compact flash cards faster than 10X and larger than 160MB are not compatible with D100's or D1X's. IBM microdrives up to 1 GB are fine. I called the Nikon Technicians and they do confirm what the manual says. However, I'm sure most of you are using cards faster than 10X and greater than 160MB.
At the present time, my company is using 14 D1X's in studio situations equipped with Lexar 12X, 16X and 24X cards. All are 192MB. According to Lexar, all cards are compatible with Nikon's and should work. We have had problems with some cameras not reading these cards, not formating properly, or loosing data. We have about 300 of these Lexar cards in use. The majority work fine. Actually one Lexar tech says that their CF cards are incompatible with the D1X and the firmware should be updated. Another tech says that all CF's should work. I don't know who to believe...Nikon or Lexar or nobody!!!
I'm not sure if it's the camera, the firmware, or the card that's causing the problem. Has anybody else had problems with their cards?
#1. "RE: Compact Flash Cards and D1X" | In response to Reply # 0Le Xav Registered since 27th Jun 2002Thu 25-Jul-02 02:56 AM
I'm using a D100, and I tried the SanDisk 256Mb Ultra and 512Mb Ultra... Their speed is 16x I think.
On a 512Mb, you can save about 50 NEFs (CCD raw data). Do Nikon think we will only use 160Mb CF???? It would means that you can save only 15 NEFs on a card!
Do Nikon think we all are stupid? Nobody would use digital in that condition!!! Why don't they say: "We do not tested all the card! They are not all guaranteed to work..."
I ask that to all manufacturers: DO NOT TAKE USERS FOR STUPID GUYS...
Have fun with your HUGE compact flash...
#2. "RE: Compact Flash Cards and D100" | In response to Reply # 0JoeSlotz Registered since 17th Jul 2002Thu 25-Jul-02 09:33 AM
I am currently using a Lexar 256 Meg 12x CF card. I have taken many shots, deleted many, dowloaded all three times, and formated the card twice using the camera. I have not had ANY issues with this card to date and it isn't on Nikon's preferred list. Of course, how long before the D100s became available was the preferred card list finalized for prininting? Is it up to date? Maybe not.