Did Nikon screw up?

Started May 22, 2013 | Discussions thread
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SubPrime Senior Member • Posts: 1,238
Re: No, you did :-)

olyflyer wrote:

SubPrime wrote:

Grevture wrote:

Yeah, 4/5 images/second as compared to 6 images/second. Huge, huge difference ...

It is, but more importantly, the buffer on the D800locks up completely when it's full, so your camera is out of action for quite a while while it empties.

After 17 lossless compressed, 14-bit images the buffer is full. Is it really a big deal? I mean, if yes then sure, the D800 is poor performer, but how deep is the 5D3 buffer? with 6fps it fills faster, so it must be much deeper.

Isn't that 17 lossless compressed 14 bit frames on a 1000x Lexar CF card?

The point of course is not that there's anything wrong with the buffer, rather that the files are lossless compressed 14 bit  are big and there are no options for shooting at lower resolution. It's amazing that the D800 can even manage that throughput.

It's not that the 5D3 buffer is better, it's that the 5D3 files are smaller and that the buffer can cope more easily.  Add to that the Sraw option on the 5D3, and it simply offers more options.

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