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Old Feb 1, 2006, 8:47 AM   #1
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Hi all,I was wondering if anybody else experiences huge file sizes while shooting on full manual with a Nikon Coolpix 8800?* My friends Fuji s9500 can take hundreds of manual shots on a 1gb microdrive, but my coolpix only lets me take about 40!Is it just the camera or am I doing something wrong?Cheers,G
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Old Feb 2, 2006, 5:35 AM   #2
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Exposure mode doesn't have anything to with size of image and file format...

You're using TIFF which isn't anyway better than Extra-fine JPEG. (JPEG Fine starts to be questionably hard compressed)
So open that manual from page which talks about image formats/compression.

And if your friend can save much more than ~200 shot to 1GB card he's either using questionably hard compression or then lower image size. (or then photographing one colored walls or sky)
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Old Feb 2, 2006, 2:24 PM   #3
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Yes, you are using TIFF. It's called Hi for the CP 8400/8800. E.T is right, you should never use TIFF. If you want the highest quality take Raw. It is half the size of TIFF and you have 12 bit deep color channels. On my CP 8400 I get 79 raw shots from one 1 GB card. Raw is also faster. It "only" takes about 10 seconds to save a raw picture. Also the very nice high speed burst mode works only with raw, but not with Tiff. Actually no burst mode on the CP 8400/8800 works with Tiff.
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