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Old Mar 28, 2004, 8:38 PM   #1
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It would appear, from my reading of featured cameras that are compatible with the Hitachi/IMB 4GB microdrives, the Nikon Coolpix 8700 is NOT one of them. Is this assertion correct, or does the current list simply mean that no one has taken the time yet to put the 4GB drive and a Coolpix 8700 together for testing and evaluation?

If it turns out the 4GB will not be compatible for use with the Coolpix 8700, is the 2GB microdrive by Hitachi/IBM fully compatible? Information provided at this site doesn't seem to fully answer this question--no criticism, my reading is most likely faulty.

I don't want to plunk my money down without some assurances I am doing the right thing.

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Old Mar 28, 2004, 9:06 PM   #2
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The review posted on this camer shows the 4 Gb drive being used...
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Old Mar 28, 2004, 10:59 PM   #3
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I had not read the specific review but under the authoritative (?)Microdrive Storage Devices portion of this website (updated 3/23/04) there is no asterisk beside the Coolpix 8700 listing. The absence of an asterisk signifies the camera (Coolpix 8700) is not compatible with the 4GB microdisk. Who/what is to be believed? I opt for the latest publication date, which is the list I have just referred to.

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Old Mar 29, 2004, 1:10 AM   #4
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I did some digging on the Nikon site and did not come up with anything. So I put an e-mail into tech support. However I did come up with this from their PDF brochure...

"Compatible with CF Cards including 2GB and larger, as well
as Microdrive™"

That would do it for me, I will keep you posted on what I come up with.

I dont even own a 8700 and I suppose anyone ould have done the same oh well.

My question that just came up... Is the camera USB 2 or 1? If it is one why isn't it 2?
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Good question about USB1/2. It is my understanding that the Coolpix 8700 is compatible with USB2. More digging for me, I guess. Thanks for your interest.

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Old Mar 30, 2004, 2:16 AM   #6
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Well I just took another look at Steves Review
http://www.steves-digicams.com/2004_...700.html#specs

Which he says USB 1


Why oh why on so many new devices are they using USB 1? This is nuts.

Well anyway I icked up an archos and so I will see how long the transfer takes from microdrive to the Archos. After which it can be sent via usb 2 or firewire when I return to home base.
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