Concerns over transfer speed and power consumption with the new D800
I'm thinking of buying the new D800, but I wonder if the WT-4a is up to the task?
I currently own the D700 and WT-4a. I usually shoot and inspect the image on my Mac, right away.
The time it takes for the WT-4a to put a 12MP image on my Mac is about 5-10 seconds. It's slow, but bearable. Power consumption per image is huge - the WT4-a battery lasts for about 30-45 minutes of work. In fact, I always have 2 spare batteries standing by.
That being said, and given the 36MP size of the D800 images, I doubt that I'll be able to continue and use the WT-4a.
I don't have a clue why Nikon feels that a quality WiFi option is only needed on the new D4.
Call me naive, but I'm still waiting for Nikon to come up with a better solution than the WT-4a for the D800. They can refresh the product and add 802.11n support, or let the D800 use the new WT-5, or do something completely different.
Just do it already.
To sum up, I wish there was a blazing fast, power-efficient WiFi option for the D800.
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