Tell me if I'm reading this right...D70 buffer size
I was looking at the D70 spec sheet and found something that I hope isn't too good to be true.
Nikon USA key features...
With 3 frames per second and a Dynamic Buffer that lets you capture up to 144 shots in sequence, you'll capture every special moment you want to photograph.
I check, and the 144 is for normal JPEGs...BUT
Storage (Number of: RAW approx. 23, FINE approx. 73, NORMAL approx. 144, BASIC approx. 279, RAW & BASIC approx. 21
So does that 23 mean that the D70 buffer can hold TWENTY-THREE NEFs ?
I really, really hope so!!
I will be digital when I can get one of these.
Advice given to me by Geographic pro Chris Johns: "Just keep putting film through the camera."
#1. "RE: Tell me if I'm reading this right...D70 buffer size" | In response to Reply # 0DennisMe Registered since 12th Nov 2003Thu 29-Jan-04 07:46 PM
If I'm correct, those figures are the numbers of pictures that can be recorded consecutively to a sandisk 256M card before the available buffer is used up.
It's a function of the camera's buffer size and transfer (to card) speed. IOW: use a slower card, and you get (much) worse results.
#2. "RE: Tell me if I'm reading this right...D70 buffer size" | In response to Reply # 0RoyWoo Registered since 14th Feb 2002Sat 31-Jan-04 05:21 AM
I just looked at the buffering specs again. To me it reads: 4-5 NEF or 12-20 JPG. What is interesting is that it seems to have a very robust compact flash interface (developed from the D2H?). Hence, if you shoot at a smaller filesize (such as the large+normal), on a very fast card (Sandisk ultra II), you would be able to continue right on until you fill up the card (hence the 144 shots claim on a 256M card by Nikon). If you use NEF exclusively though, you will still benefit from the speed. The difference would be like upgrading your computer with a very fast harddisk.
I looked up the max throughput of the D2H and its at 4.5M (as measured by DPReview with ultra II). It seems the D70 should easily double the throughput of a digital rebel!
I think Nikon should run a joint promotion with Sandisk, congratulating each other for their speedy products .