- Jan 15, 2008
I browsed through the D700 material in Nikon site. Looks to me that the max frame rate is the same with both 12 bit and 14 bit images. Anyone seen a footnote or some small print that says otherwise?
It almost sounds like the RAW recording isn't full speed like the D3, but is more like the D300. Makes sense as it would compete too much with the D3 for roughly half the money.The D700 can record full-resolution JPEG images at an astounding five frames per second (fps), or eight fps with the optional MB-D10 battery pack for up to 100 images, or up to 17 lossless 14-bit Nikon NEF (RAW) files.
Actually, it's not even quite as fast as the D300, which can be coaxed to do 6.5 fps at 12 bits; but with the extra power the MB-D10 can deliver, the D700 pulls ahead since its capable of outputting 14 bit files. All of these cameras (D300, D700 and D3) capture analog data and can deliver 14 bits to the ADC where it is converted to 16 bits as it moves through the imaging pipeline before being saved as JPEG, TIFF, or various RAW formats. I think the limiting factor in fps is the shutter, and that apparently requires more power than the EN-EL3e is capable of delivering.It almost sounds like the RAW recording isn't full speed like the D3, but is more like the D300. Makes sense as it would compete too much with the D3 for roughly half the money.
#1 we haven't paid for anything yet :biggrin:Sorry guys, currently you just can't beat the 'D3'
You get what you pay for!
Hi Gary,... Canon 5D ... camera that is about to be replaced and what will that replacement be like?
The 5D should be cheaper because it does 3 fps and 12 bits versus the D700 which does 5 fps (8 fps with the MB-D10 and appropriate batteries) and 14 bits. I could point out other things, but that's for another thread.I see this camera to answer the challenge of the 5D. Problem is the 5D is what, 800 dollars cheaper? Also the 5D is a pretty old camera that is about to be replaced and what will that replacement be like?