Questions about D800

Started Dec 29, 2013 | Questions thread
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Questions about D800
Dec 29, 2013

I have two questions about my new D800:

1.  It looks like I am going to have to invest in new faster and larger cards.  The 8gb cards I bought for my old D200 are not going to cut it.  Compact flash cards are significantly more expensive than SD cards.  Are there any significant advantages of compact flash over SD or vice versa?

2.  I shoot mainly raw files.  The size of the lossless compressed raw files is listed as slightly more than half the size of uncompressed raw files.  Yet the user's manual states that the same number of files of each type will fit on an 8gb card, and my camera confirms this, i.e. the camera lists the same number of shots available whether I set it to compressed or uncompressed raw.  Why is this so, and if it is really the case is there any advantage of using compresse versus uncompressed raw files?

Thanks for your heip

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