Hi, what's the largest compact flash card I can use in the camera. I just picked it up second hand.
I'm not sure. Not being a tech wizard, I wouldn't think it would matter much. Being that the D100 is an older camera w/ older techology, the buffer may be slower than a newer model thereby possibly processing a 1 gig carg faster than say an 8 gig card. Again, not entirely sure.
You might check the technicals at the Nikon web site; they may even have a downloadable manual for the camera.
This question came up last week,and I Googled and got a few responses. It seemed like 4 gigabytes is the largest CF card the D100 can recognize. Users who had put in cards larger than 4 gigs, such as 8- and 16-gigabyte cards, stated that the frame counter did not reflect the capacity of anything over a 4 gig card. That is the same type of behavior other cameras exhibit when they have a larger-than-maximum card inserted; frame counter does not show a large maximum count, and when the 4-gig maximum is filled with files, the additional empty space is simply not recognized and no more files can be written....even on 8 or 6 gig CF's.
Not that this is such a big problem,because 4-gig cards are now very affordable and are almost the norm!