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Compact Flash for D800 ....


Provo, US
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pollarda Registered since 23rd Feb 2007
Sun 15-Apr-12 03:24 AM

Well, if all goes well I'll be picking up my D800E this week. (Nikon USA is shipping D800Es starting Friday the 13th -- at least for NPS and perhaps others in limited supply.) I'm going to need new memory cards as I've been using 4GB cards for my D300 so far. I have no idea what speed I need _really_.

Here are the facts as I see it:

* I shoot raw. (Compressed / Lossless)
* I do intend to shoot video. However, it seems as if video only requires about 6MB/sec transfer speeds anyway.
* Mostly I shoot landscape which doesn't move like sports figures do.
* It seems (online) as if the D800 will buffer about 16 RAW images before it bogs down. (Is this right?)

Is there any reason why I need a 90MB/sec card? Heck, it sounds as if I'll be able to do video extremely well with even a 30MB/sec card and rely on the camera's buffer for rapid firing still photography -- at least for up to four seconds of shooting or so.

Is there something I'm missing? Is there any reason why I need a 60MB/Sec or 90MB/sec card for video or still photography?

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