Raw and JPG write speeds on D800.

haroldpharoldp Posts: 984Member
edited April 2014 in Nikon DSLR cameras
On the D800, will raw to CF card and JPG to SD card write faster than Raw to both. I photograph diving eagles and have had times when the buffers filled.
I currently use fast cards, and write concurrently Raw to both CF and SD. Currently the fastest CF are much (20-30 %) faster than the fastest SDHC or SDXC card. (according to Rob Galbraith tests)

Will writing raw to CF card and JPG to SD clear my buffers faster ?, has anyone tried this ?

Thanks .... H
D810, D3x, 14-24/2.8, 50/1.4D, 24-70/2.8, 24-120/4 VR, 70-200/2.8 VR1, 80-400 G, 200-400/4 VR1, 400/2.8 ED VR G, 105/2 DC, 17-55/2.8.
Nikon N90s, F100, F, lots of Leica M digital and film stuff.


  • PB_PMPB_PM Posts: 4,363Member
    It would be faster if it didn't have to write to two separate cards, but if you must have a backup, jpeg would be faster.
    If I take a good photo it's not my camera's fault.
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