D7100 Buffer

Started Apr 23, 2014 | Discussions thread
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D7100 Buffer
Apr 23, 2014

I am still trying to work out what system I should get for shooting action. It may be a FF camera but having previously owned the D5200 I know that the current Nikon's produce superb images.

I had qualified out the D7100 on the basis of its buffer but I just found this, and wanted to ask if it is correct or not?

"If you shoot 14-bit lossless compressed RAW, the bufffer is a measly 6 images large. At the camera’s native frame rate, that’s just 1 second of shooting before the buffer slows.
However, turn the D7100′s RAW quality down to 12-bit and true (lossy) compressed, you get a good 9 frames in before the camera slows down. Then, jump to 1.3x (total 2x) crop mode, and you get a good solid 10-11 frames (at 7 FPS!) before the buffer fills."

I expect to shoot action in crop mode and presumably 12 vs 14 bit doesn't make any real difference? In which case 10 images in the buffer is more than enough!

Nikon D5200 Nikon D7100
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