I have just upgraded to a D7000 from a D70. Mostly I love it, but the way folders works has changed and it's very annoying.
It seems that folders are all named xxxD7000, where xxx starts at 100 and is incremented when the folder is full or a new day begins.
On the D70, I can create, (re)name (at least, the last five characters) and delete folders easily, directly on the camera, and select which folder I wanted to record to / view. This is very useful when I go on a trip or otherwise end up collecting photos from many different locations / events on a single card. It seems there is no way to do this on the D7000. Am I missing something?
I tried creating some folders on the camera and then renaming them on my laptop, but after I did so putting the card back in the camera resulted in the camera showing an hourglass on the LCD (and not taking any pictures) until I took the card out again.
How do other D7000 users deal with this (IMHO rather stupid) limitation? Having to record, separately, which numbered folder relates to which location/event is very inconvenient, and will make going back to find things in my archives in future much more difficult.
#1. "RE: Folders: selecting / naming" | In response to Reply # 0JosephK Nikonian since 17th Apr 2006Tue 24-May-11 10:35 PM
My D200 has the same limitation. Changing the folder names on the card are a bad idea since the camera will be confused.
Instead, I use a third-party downloader to copy the pics from the card and rename the destination folder and files during the copy. The folders are named by the date (yyyymmdd) the pictures were taken. The files are named yyyymmdd_nnnn.xxx based on the date taken and the file number. (I manually reset the file number back to 1 after each download; reformat the card.)
After the pics are downloaded to my hard drive, I can then rename the folders and organize them as needed.
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#2. "RE: Folders: selecting / naming" | In response to Reply # 1jvette Nikonian since 25th Oct 2009Wed 25-May-11 12:21 AM
If I understand this correctly This is the way all Professional Nikon DSLR's work. You don't get to change the name but you can change the 3 number prefix. I also have been told if you move the cards between two camera types each will make a folder name under the DCIM folder. The D7000 only allows you to do three things with folders
Select an active folder from existing folders.
Create a new folder number
Select a playback folder
and thats about it. So the way they taught me was just don't mess with the folders.
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#3. "RE: Folders: selecting / naming" | In response to Reply # 2cpcallen Registered since 24th May 2011Wed 25-May-11 12:27 AM
It's bizarre to me that their "professional" cameras would be lacking basic file management functionality that was available in their entry-level camera more than eight years ago.
#4. "RE: Folders: selecting / naming" | In response to Reply # 3briantilley Nikonian since 26th Jan 2003Wed 25-May-11 06:34 AM
Maybe that's because many (or most...?) "professionals" prefer to perform their file management - renaming, assigning to folders, and so forth - when the image files are copied to their computer system. To me, the folder(s) on the memory cards are completely irrelevant; I just copy the files to a date-based folder structure on my computer, back them up and then immediately re-format the card in the camera for future use.