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Old Aug 16, 2002, 10:08 AM   #1
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Default D100 image format

Since my D100 died after five frames, I don't have a manual or the software to find the answer to this question:

I figured I'd at least enjoy the first five images I made with the camera before it died. They show up as .JPG files on the CF card, but viewing them I find nothing but a back background with various shades of blue dots randomly scattered throughout the frame. All are about 1.5M in size, smaller than what I would have expected.

Is this some default proprietary format? Or had the camera truly died before it's final death throes?
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Old Aug 21, 2002, 8:04 AM   #2
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It sounds like your D100 was near brain death prior to receiving it.

The D100 has 3 formats: NEF, TIFF, & JPG

NEF has 2 settings RAW uncompressed - 9.5M/image and Compressed - 4.5M/image in only one size 3008x2000

TIFF uncompressed - 17.3 M/image in only one size 3008x2000

JPG (Fine 4:1 compression)
JPG (Normal 8:1 compression)
JPG (Basic 16:1 compression)
with JPG you also have 3 image sizes:
Large: 3008x2000
Medium: 2240x1488
Small: 1504x1000

The amount of images that can be stored on a single CF card varies greatly. On my 256M card I can hold (Large - 3008x2000) from 13 (TIFF), 26 (NEF), 74 (JPG Fine), 148 (JPG Normal), 296 (JPG Basic).

I hope this helps

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