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d100's fastest compact flash card.

Nick Williams , Jul 17, 2008; 12:02 p.m.

Hi All.

I've been googling to try and find out which is the fastest speed card my D100 can use. I've found some cheap Sandisk cards that do 15 MB per sec, and some at 3 times the price that do upto 40 MB per sec. Is the card the bottleneck or is it in the camera? What is the max speed I can use?

Regards, Nick.


Shun Cheung , Jul 17, 2008; 12:13 p.m.

Your D100 is the bottleneck. There is no point to buy fast cards for that camera.

Hans Janssen , Jul 17, 2008; 12:13 p.m.

The writing speed of the D100 is so low, that a fast card won't bring any advantages. On my D300 I have a Sandisk ll disk and that doesn't slow the cam down, only after a burst it takes more time to have an empty buffer.

Mike W , Jul 17, 2008; 06:50 p.m.

Yes but IMHO you should get a faster one because you will more than likley want upgrade your camera before long, then the faster card will come in handy.


Homer Arment , Jul 18, 2008; 11:08 a.m.

If you use a card reader a faster card should let you download the pictures to your computer faster too.

Bruce Stenman , Jul 18, 2008; 10:43 p.m.

The only way to speed up the D100 is to shoot JPEGs. With RAW the buffer can only hold 3 shots and write times to the CF card are slow. It was one of the biggest problems with the D100.

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