Kingston CF cards of same model but with different storage space


pingkhean

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I just purchase 2 Kingston elite pro CF cards 16GB/133X and I found that the number of RAW shots in each card is less than one I bought a year ago; 384 vs 403shots.

I have formatted the cards but still the same. Is there something wrong with the cards I have just purchased? Check the cards for hidden files but found none at the computer.

Any ideas??
 

fitzy

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I dont think that there is any problem, reason being each photo varies in size, the more colour and detail a photo has the bigger the size to hold that info. It applies to jpeg too.
 

pingkhean

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I installed and compared them using the same camera and setting.
 

fitzy

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To better understand this, you could take a shot with your lens cap on (which will give you a black image), the next, shoot something. Then compare the file size. The black photo will be smaller than the other one.
 

pingkhean

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One of them is 14.2GB and the other 14.9GB (free)
 

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Eh.. coz of the digital format calcuation.. thus u will not get the 16GB out of the 16GB CF card..
ditto. you get roughly about 20% (it's just a rough estimate) less than the indicated storage. I got 800+GB actual space when I bought a 1 TB HDD, and the same goes for thumb-drives. It's normal and no 2 cards are made the same. Hope this helps.
 

jaRv1s

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One of them is 14.2GB and the other 14.9GB (free)
it's normal... i got 4 types of SD cards (all 4GB)... different model cards give me different number of free space when freshly formated... for your case i think Kingston changed the internal memory chips for the same model...

hope this helps...
 

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