D800 too slow with "Backup Mode"

Started Aug 27, 2012 | Discussions thread
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korayus
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D800 too slow with "Backup Mode"
Aug 27, 2012

I have 128 GB Lexar CF and SD card. I use both card same time for weddings.

If I use only CF card alone, it takes 17 RAW pictures in burst mode before filling up buffer. Needs 14 second to empty buffer.

If I use only SD card alone, it takes 16 RAW pictures in burst mode before filling up buffer. Needs 19 second to empty buffer.

HOWEVER, If I use SD and CF card same time with Backup mode (RAW + RAW), it takes 16 RAW pictures in burst mode before filling up buffer. Needs 30 second to empty buffer.

So That means D800 can not write both memory slot same time. I'm quite disapoint that. Because backup mode also slows down my work flow.

When I need burst speed I must take risk to disable backup mode. HUH!

Nikon D800
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