D800 : SD or CF and why?

Started May 28, 2012 | Discussions thread
Christian Wagner
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Re: D800 : SD or CF and why?
In reply to Mark den Hartog, May 28, 2012

Mark den Hartog wrote:

I did do a search but could not find a satisfying answer.

SD is much cheaper compared to CF. Is there a downside?

It's slower, much slower.

Or is SD the actual upside and is the CF slot there for people who already own CF cards?

I think it gives people a choice. I have a 64gb SD card and a 16gb CF card. You get moe storage on the SD but you pay a price, much slower. If you do rapid bursts and/or video, I would go with CF, if you take shots slower and little/no video, stick with SD. The only penalty you pay is it takes longer to read write and the buffer to clear.

SD @ 128GB is about 160 Euro's
CF @ 64GB is about 700 Euro's

is either faster than the other?

thanks,
Mark

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