Nikon D7100 buffer solutions - sort of

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Nikon D7100 buffer solutions - sort of
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Apparently the Nikon D7100 can accept no write speed higher than 99 mp/s. For example, when shooting RAW files 14-bit lossless compressed, your files will be around 29MB each. If your card is capable of write speeds of 35MB/s you could only write about one frame each second after the buffer is full, while a 90MB/s card could write about 3 files per second. This would indicate that we use a card with 95 mb/s such as the SanDisc or Lexar if buffer write speed is important.

Furthermore, if we choose to use raw compressed at 14 bit we can squeeze in 8 frames and even 9 frames with raw compressed and 12 bit before the buffer is full and we slow down to 3 fps.In fact, we can shoot at 3 fps all day long.

For sports or other fast moving activities, it is highly unlikely that you will ever see a difference between 12 and 14 bit.

As I no longer shoot sports for money, these figures seem acceptable to me - barely.

With a new Nikon coming soon, I'll bet buffer size will be a moot point!

(Yes, I switched to the D7100 as the menu and layout on the D5300 was driving me nutz )

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