D800 photo counter 1/2 off

Started Mar 30, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Re: D800 photo counter 1/2 off
In reply to Dom1, Mar 30, 2014

Dom1 wrote:

I just recently bought a D800 after playing around with a D7000 for a year. For now I am using my 16GB SD cards until I buy fast CF cards for it.

Each photo is roughly 40MB in NEF format and 32MB in DNG. The photo counter on the D800 shows I can only take 200 photos with my 16GB SD cards.

40MB * 200 photos = 8GB.

My math tells me I should fit 400 photos on a 16GB card.




Two factors...

FIRST: D800 will NOT save in DNG format, lossless compressed NEF but not DNG

SECOND: Even in lossless compressed, the remaining shots is/are calculated using full size since it has no way to know just how much space will be saved with the compression of any particular shot.

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