Even though we ARE Nikon lovers,we are NOT affiliated with Nikon Corp. in any way.

English German French

Sign up Login
Home Forums Articles Galleries Recent Photos Contest Help Search News Workshops Shop Upgrade Membership Recommended
members
All members Wiki Contests Vouchers Apps Newsletter THE NIKONIAN™ Magazines Podcasts Fundraising

Compact Flash Card 4GB Capacity & Files Size Fluctuation - D700

FreddyNoel

Blakeney, UK
24 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author
FreddyNoel Silver Member Nikonian since 05th Apr 2008
Tue 02-Sep-08 04:19 PM

Hi,
Something very weird is happening to my SanDisk 4GB (30MB/s) CF cards and my D700.

I had first set my photo quality to RAW - Lossless Compression - 12 Bit
After formatting the card, I always got a reading of 155 exposures on the control panel.
But, after a shooting session, when downloading my photos to Aperture and to a Folder using Image Capture, I actually get between 200 and 230 Pictures downloaded?
Each file size varies between 12.3 MB and 17.7 MB

Today, I changed to RAW - No Compression - 14 bit and again the reading shows a capacity of 155 exposures. I already shot 90 since the change and the remaining exposures shows 74, making the total of the actual card capacity at 164 instead of the initial 155 showing on the control panel.
The size of each file of the 90 first shot is between 24 MB and 24.4 MB

Is there something wrong with my camera, or am I missing something?
Am I right to suppose that a file size may vary according to the lens used and to the density of the subject shot at?

Thank you for assistance with this puzzle.

FreddyNoel

Visit my Nikonians gallery.

Visit my Nikonians gallery.

Subject
ID
Reply message RE: Compact Flash Card 4GB Capacity & Files Size Fluctu...
1
Reply message RE: Compact Flash Card 4GB Capacity & Files Size Fluctu...
2
Reply message RE: Compact Flash Card 4GB Capacity & Files Size Fluctu...
3
Reply message RE: Compact Flash Card 4GB Capacity & Files Size Fluctu...
4
Reply message RE: Compact Flash Card 4GB Capacity & Files Size Fluctu...
5

G