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Nikon D700 | Digital Camera Review | Storage and Energy
Unlike the D3, the Nikon D700 features one single card slot. Some photographers may moan about this but I find it quite a logical decision. Adding an extra slot would only make the D700 larger. You have to store RAW and JPEG files on the same card. Nowadays memory has become less expensive and CompactFlash memory cards are available with large capacities. In practice, a dual card slot is very convenient if correctly supported. However, if you're used to only one card slot, you won't miss a second one.
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Nikon D700 buffer & memory
I mentioned earlier that the advantage of the modest amount of pixels of the D700 is the relatively small files. This is can be seen on the broad available buffer and in the number of pictures that fit on a CompactFlash card. A 12 bit RAW file is approximately 18.8MB. If you shoot in 14 bit, a picture will be 24,7MB. You can also compress files, whether or not lossless, which also makes a difference of many MBs. An 8 bit TIFF creates a file size of 35.9MB. The Nikon D700 shoots in TIFF although it only seems useful to me if you edit the pictures afterwards in Photoshop. You need enough capacity to store the files on a CompactFlash memory card and I suggest a minimum of 2GB of storage space. The table below shows how many pictures fit on a 2GB card.

Considering 2GB of storage capacity:
NEF (RAW) - Uncompressed - 12-bit - 18.8MB - 100 pictures
NEF (RAW) - Uncompressed - 14-bit - 24.7MB - 77 pictures
NEF (RAW) - Lossless compressed - 12-bit - 13.3MB - 100 pictures
NEF (RAW) - Lossless compressed - 14-bit - 16.3MB - 77 pictures
NEF (RAW) - Compressed - 12-bit - 11.0MB - 138 pictures
NEF (RAW) - Compressed - 14-bit - 13.8MB - 114 pictures
TIFF (RGB) - Large - 35.9MB - 53 pictures
TIFF (RGB) - Standard - 20.7MB - 95 pictures
TIFF (RGB) - Small - 10.0MB - 211 pictures
JPEG Fine - Large - 5.7MB - 279 pictures
JPEG Fine - Standard - 3.2MB - 496 pictures
JPEG Fine - Small - 1.4MB - 1000 pictures
JPEG Normal - Large - 2.9MB - 548 pictures
JPEG Normal - Standard - 1.6MB - 976 pictures
JPEG Normal - Small - 0.7MB - 2000 pictures
JPEG Basic - Large - 1.4MB - 1000 pictures
JPEG Basic - Standard - 0.8MB - 1800 pictures
JPEG Basic - Small - 0.4MB - 3900 pictures
SanDisk Extreme IV memory card recommended
It's recommended to use a fast memory card such as the SanDisk Extreme IV. The Nikon D700 is UDMA compliant ensuring a fast storage speed. You can transfer pictures to a computer via the USB 2.0 port of the camera. If you want to keep your digital work environment in an optimal state, you won't feel like connecting the Nikon D700 to your desktop or computer via a cable. It's much easier to use a card reader. That way you can remove the card from the D700, continue shooting with the camera and at the same time transfer or view files immediately. Card readers are available with USB 2.0 Hi-Speed or FireWire connection.

D700 battery

Nikon D700 uses Li-Ion EN-EL3e battery
The D700 uses a Li-Ion EN-EL3e battery for energy. This is the same battery that is used in the D300. The battery's intelligence is indicated in its ability to display the remaining energy and the condition of the battery. The optional MB-D10 grip allows for eight AA batteries or one EN-EL4(a) Li-Ion battery. The latter is also used in the D3(x). The standard battery lasts for approximately 1000 pictures which is more than enough for a couple of days of shooting.
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