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SD card capacity holds low number of photos--problem?

JazzDoc

Rochester, US
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JazzDoc Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 11th Mar 2006
Sun 30-Jan-11 03:29 AM

I recently bought a D7000 for my wife. I noticed that large capacity SD cards when formatted show a surprisingly small number of photos available. For example, I have 16GB Sandisk class 10 cards. when formatted, the camera gives a number around 460. This is for RAW files only. A simple calculation gives an estimate closer to double that number. However, in my D300 and D3s, a formatted 16GB CF card shows about 770 when empty. This cannot be explained by different file sizes between the bodies. Does anyone have an explanation for this curiosity?

Gary Paige

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