D800 and CF vs SDHC Number of Shots

Started Sep 6, 2012 | Discussions thread
AlephNull
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Re: D800 and CF vs SDHC Number of Shots
In reply to abcdefghijklmnop, Sep 7, 2012

abcdefghijklmnop wrote:

fastprime wrote:

Presumably as more shots are taken the accuracy of the "shots remaining" estimate will improve.

Not necessarily true. Nikon's can not anticipate the amount of detail that will be in your photos. Perform a test for yourself, one shot of the clear sky the next shot of a flower garden. No detail equals much much smaller file sizes.

The quality of its estimate of shots remaining doesn't improve - it always seems to show how many uncompressed shots will fit into the remaining space. On a 32GB card it will usually show 400 when the card is empty. I typically fit 700-800 lossless-compressed 14-bit RAW images on a 32GB card, depending on the content (blown white backgrounds compress well. Green foliage, not so much ).

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