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flasha May 24, 2011 6:49 AM

D7000 Sd Cards
Hi Folks,
I have a Nikon D7000 and was wondering about the
memory card slots. There are 2 slots and they can be assigned for one
to shoot jpeg and the other raw if I want to configure it that way.
My question is if you can fit for example 200 photos on a 2 gig card
and the other slot had the raw card then I would obiously need say a 5 gig card for raw files , so would the 2 gig and the 4 gig cards work together.
The camera to be set to shoot raw and jpeg.

Hope it is not confusing.

frank-in-toronto May 24, 2011 9:22 AM

If you don't know already, the sandisk extreme pro uhs-1 only gives it's high speed on the d7000, according to
as for your original question, sorry. i don't know.

big_potato May 24, 2011 10:25 AM

If you were talking about this ..... :

I recall the User Manual did NOT say the 2 SD cards had to be the same size.

BTW, were you quoting 2GB card only as an example?

It's more difficult to find than a living dinosaur nowadays.

rjseeney May 24, 2011 2:13 PM

Yes they would work together. I would definitely look to using bigger cards though...the file sizes of the D7k would fill up a 2 or 4 gb card pretty quickly, especially using raw. Why not just use two 8 or 16 gb cards??

Bynx May 24, 2011 3:04 PM

When I got my D7000 I got 2 4Gig cards. At $16 bucks each that was cheap enough and when one is filled the other takes over. I cant imagine using all 8 gigs ever since I empty the camera after every shooting.

frank-in-toronto May 24, 2011 5:37 PM

I was out shooting the cherry blossoms and bracketting raw+jpg. My 4GB filled up very unexpectedly. More is better. The 8GB extreme pro is $50 in canada.

Bynx May 24, 2011 6:21 PM

Hey Frank, dont you think raw and jpeg is overkill? Raw should be suffice. You can always do anything from there.

rjseeney May 24, 2011 7:22 PM


Originally Posted by Bynx (Post 1228982)
Hey Frank, dont you think raw and jpeg is overkill? Raw should be suffice. You can always do anything from there.

I shoot Raw+JPEG for important events. If I nail the shot, the RAW isn't necessary, but I have it for future editing etc. I find it to be a time saver, and a good backup in case there are issues with exposure where I need to have the RAW. I don't use it all the time, but I have several large cards so space isn't a problem.

frank-in-toronto May 24, 2011 8:35 PM

me too. those that say you can always convert raw to jpeg must have faster computers than me. when i use lightroom to do a batch, i can go have a coffee while it's working. since card space is usually no issue, i'll shoot both and if the jpeg is good enough for what i want, i'm done. in this case i was saving my main 16GB card for a shoot right after the blossoms. Filling the card in my second slot meant I would have to change my main card if it filled. I don't like to change cards in the field. they're too easy to drop/lose.

flasha May 25, 2011 7:40 AM

Hi to all,
Thankyou muchly for your responses. I like the idea of the
bigger cards although I did by a 4 gig card today. I already had a 4 gig
sandisk but just normal. the new one is the extreme version and in a couple of weeks will get the 8 gig extreme for raw files. The normal card will be downgraded to the hs-10.
I dont take a lot of photos at this stage but will review situation soon.
I thank you all for the replys.
PS: I did not realise how big raw files were until I saw anywhere btween
14-16 MB

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