I am planning on buying a D800 body in the next few days and have a question about the memory card to use.
1)Since the D800 takes both CF and SDHC memory cards is there any adavantage to using one type over another? I see ScanDisk Extreme Pro 32 SDHC goes for about 65$ while the ScanDisk Extreme PRO CF 1 is over $90.
2) What is the fastest speed that a D800 can keep up with.With my D90 it was a 20 or 30 Meg card. Can the D800 take advantage of a 90 meg card in burst mode.
Have fun with your new camera when you get it....!!!! Also I have that SD card and have tried it by it self for a few moments and didn't seem to really slow the camera down compared to the 32Gb ScanDisk Extreme Pro CF (90mb/sec.). So should work well.
With the SD card, the camera shows it will hold 399 pics. Now I shoot Loss-less RAW and from what I've noticed and seen on here is that when shooting Loss-less, figure about twice as much as what is displayed on the top LCD. So figure the 32Gb cards should hold around 800 pics in Loss-less RAW setting.
32Gb cards I feel are good for longer outings and you'll need the space. I'm thinking about getting a couple of the 1000x Lexar 16Gb CF cards for smaller event coverage and use my 32Gb ScanDisk Ex Pro SD(95/Mbs) as the back up card for both....
Is this too simple minded? If I set my D800 for 14bit RAW and put in a 32BG SD card, it shows 400 image capability. Ditto if I put in a 32GB CF card. I realize that that 400 is just an approximation, but it does give an approximate answer to "how many RAW images can I get on my ___ card?"
No it's not too simple minded. That's what I get from my D800e too. The number shown is an absolute worse case. I found that I get 50-70% more images than shown on the indicator for loss less compressed RAW. This seems to be the case with all Nikon DSLRs.
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