CF Card and SSD Storage Options

Introduction

Your D16 comes ready to shoot with, as long as you add a lens, because it’s equipped with an Enterprise-class internal SSD. When you bought your D16, you chose from a 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB sized drive, which allows for different shooting durations right in camera. Additionally, you may use up to two CF cards at a time that can automatically copy footage from your SSD, giving you offloadable media as well as an internal backup, safeguarding your footage until you know it’s been backed up on your computer.


Q: Does it matter which CF cards I buy?

A: It does matter. The write speed of the CF card you purchase will determine the amount of time the camera requires after a shot to transfer the data from the internal buffer to your CF cards. We recommend 400x and up cards. In our tests, Sandisk and Kingston cards perform the best, with their fast cards backing up at 1.75x speed. (If you record one minute of footage, it will take one minute and 45 seconds for that clip to back up).

Q: How many minutes of footage can I record with CF cards?

A: The D-16 images are around 3.5 MB per frame. At 24 frames per second, that works out to about 5 GB per minute. This means that on two 32 GB cards, you can record about 13 minutes worth of footage.

We recommend you have multiple cards on hand while shooting with CF cards so you never run out of space.

Q: How many minutes of footage can I record with the internal SSD?

The internal 1TB SSD drive of the D16 holds the following amount of footage.

2K: 288,872 frames or 03:20:36:00
HD: 328,620 frames or 03:48:12:00
720: 738,182 frames or 08:32:37:00
480: 1,958,844 frames or 22:40:18:00

The internal 512GB SSD drive of the D16 holds the following amount of footage.

2K: 144,436 frames or 01:40:18:00
HD: 164,310 frames or 01:54:06:00
720: 369,091 frames or 04:16:18:00
480: 979,422 frames or 11:20:09:00

The internal 256GB SSD drive of the D16 holds the following amount of footage.

2K: 72,218 frames or 00:50:09:00
HD: 82,155 frames or 00:57:03:00
720: 184,545 frames or 2:08:09:00
480: 489,711 frames or 05:40:05:00