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Nikon D80

One of the key advances developed for the D80 is its high-resolution image-processing engine. At its heart is a dedicated high-performance processing ...

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Excellent

ProA high quality camera with an array of useful feat...

ConsA little heavy, but this does not affect my 5 star...

If you are familiar with my reviews you will be aware that a few weeks ago I discussed one of our two cameras, namely Fujifilm Finepix AV200, which perfectly meets our requirements for simple snap and shoot photography. The review briefly mentioned our main camera, the Nikon D80, which I can...

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Excellent

Properfect grip, large prismatic viewfinder

Consdoesn't have internal memory

Nikon D80 My first real DSLR camera, which I have become addict to even if it requires me to learn a lot and keep challenging myself into operating it better and better ammoed with knowledge. It had been my dream to own a SLR camera, I've always had a passion for the big cameras and I was jealous...

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“Developing With Nikon”

published 05/02/2012

Progood quality photos, nice design

Cons-

I am not a photography whizz but I do really enjoy doing photography when I get time. Now, bare with me photography experts if I say something that you don't agree with on this camera as I have never reviewed a Digital SLR before and am still getting to grips with my Nikon. I mainly use my Nikon...

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Excellent

Proviewfinder, resolution, lcd, menu system, build, p...

Consdslr dust(?), kit lens CA, incandescent white bal,...

The long-awaited upgrade/replacement to the D50 &/or D70s, the D80 is a sterling product which packs an awful lot into a tried-and-tested body. As this is a review, not a specification list, its features will be reviewed, not listed (which is surely why you visit Ciao!); specs are all over the...

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Excellent

“Nikon D80 - Digital SLR”

published 22/11/2007

ProQuality Lenses, High level imaging, good all round...

ConsHeavy and large to handle.

Nikon D80 Digital SLR As with my reviews, I will assume you will go to find the detailed technical specifications of the camera from a dedicated site, and are relying on a 'real life' and 'lived with it' opinion. Please refer to Nikon.com for detailed specs. The D80 is somewhere between a...

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Prolow price, uses SD cards, not as heavy as the high...

Consnoisy at high ISO's/low light conditions

The nikon d80 is a few years old now and has been replaced by a newer model (the d90). As such it is possible to get a d80 for a very competitive price whilst still maintaining the image quality you desire and expect from a dslr. While the d80 is not a 'top of the range' dslr, and was never...

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Excellent

ProImage quality and build quality

ConsLots of noise at high ISO

Background The Nikon D80 is Nikon's attempt to get back into the Prosumer market after the D70 & D70s were getting a bit long in the tooth. What they have cleverly done is take all the decent features from their D200 (which has recently been replaced by the D300) and mix it together with elements...

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“The new Nikon D80”

published 06/12/2006

Photokina 2006: Pete looks at the Nikon D80, what else would you want?

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Super

Pro Range of Nikon "F" lenses, Great picture quality,...

Cons Price!

2 1/2 years ago Nikon announced the six megapixel D70, their first affordable enthusiasts digital SLR, it proved to be a very popular camera and strong competitor to the Canon EOS 300D. Just a year and 1/2 later Nikon revealed the D70s which was essentially the same camera with a some subtle...

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“Nikon D80 review”

published 16/07/2008

ProHigh quality sensor, fast, responsive, it's a Niko...

ConsErratic light meter

This is my first Digital SLR camera and have found it to be very good overall. The 10.2 megapixel sensor records very fine pictures especially when set to 100 ISO. Noise or grain gets quite noticeable when set to 800 ISO and above but still usable up to 1600. The D80 is fast and responsive and...

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Excellent

“D80 - fantastic!”

published 31/10/2007

ProBuild quality, excellent pictures, 3 frames per se...

ConsCan be heavy if you're not used to SLRs

Have had an eye on a digital SLR for some years, but never got around to taking the plunge until this chap came along. I'd been using two Sony cameras, which were very good for general family shots. However, as my sons got older and started playing rugby and football, they just couldn't keep up...

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Good

“Big beast in little package”

published 13/08/2008

Progreat producing photographs/easy to use

Consslow

A wonderful camera for the price. You can spend thousands of dollars for camera with all of the bells and whistles that you will no nothing about though out your ownership of the camera. This is a great camera for all levels of experience, but mainly for the weekend photographer. It's light...

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Excellent

“Nikon D80”

published 02/07/2010

ProEasy to use.

ConsHaving to use a viewfinder to take a shot.

Advantages: Easy to use. Disadvantages: Having to use a viewfinder to take a shot. I brought this camera body as a second camera when starting up a wedding photography business ( since closed ). Much like Nikon's other camera bodies, this one is easy to use but unlike the very latest Nikon's it...

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Excellent

Probuild quality, picture quality, ease of use

Consvery occasional difficulties with auto focus, no a...

To keep this short and sweet : I have had this camera several months. I am a young enthusiast photographer who upgraded from a digital compact. The camera has worked very well in all kinds of photography situations, from gigs, sports events and parties to fine art, close up work and portraiture...

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Excellent

“Nikon D80”

published 24/05/2008

ProMany settings are adjustable by easy to reach dial...

ConsIt is necessary to purchase a memory card seperat...

I purchased this camera in April, 2008, and I am glad I did ! I purchased a 'kit' package which included the D80 body and a 18 - 135 mm AL lense. The kit does not come with a memory card which has to be purchased seperately. After charging the battery I had the camera functioning in a matter of...

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Product Information : Nikon D80

Manufacturer's product description

One of the key advances developed for the D80 is its high-resolution image-processing engine. At its heart is a dedicated high-performance processing chip that greatly accelerates performance on all levels, while also consuming less power than its predecessors. It also inherits advantages developed exclusively for Nikon's latest professional digital SLR cameras, combining color independent analog pre-conditioning with improved 12-bit digital image processing algorithms. The result is natural-looking images that benefit from faithful color and tone reproduction. The level of performance attained allows the engine to rapidly and efficiently process the 10.2-megapixel resolution images captured by the DX Format CCD image sensor.

Product Details

Product Description: Nikon D80 - digital camera - body only, Nikon D80 - digital camera AF-S DX 18-135mm lens, Nikon D80 - digital camera G AF 28-80mm lens, Nikon D80 - digital camera AF-S DX 18-200mm lens, Nikon D80 - digital camera AF-S DX 18-70mm lens, Nikon D80 - digital camera AF-S DX 18-55mm lens

Product Type: Digital SLR Camera

Lens Included: Body only, AF-S DX 18-135mm lens, G AF 28-80mm lens, AF-S DX 18-200mm lens, AF-S DX 18-70mm lens, AF-S DX 18-55mm lens

Memory Card Slot: SD card

Sensor Resolution: 10.2 Megapixel

Camera Flash: Pop-up flash

Viewfinder: Optical - fixed eye-level pentaprism

Display: LCD display - 2.5"

Supported Battery: 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included ), 1 x Nikon EN-EL3e Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included )

AV Interfaces: Composite video/audio

Microsoft Certification: Certified for Windows Vista

Dimensions (WxDxH): 13.2 cm x 7.7 cm x 10.3 cm

Weight: 0.6 kg, 0.59 kg, 585 g

Lens System: 7.5 x zoom lens - 18 - 135 mm - f/3.5-5.6 G IF-ED Nikon AF-S DX, 2.9 x zoom lens - 28 - 80 mm - f/3.3-5.6 G Nikon AF, 11.1 x zoom lens - 18 - 200 mm - f/3.5-5.6 G IF-ED Nikon AF-S DX VR, 3.9 x zoom lens - 18 - 70 mm - f/3.5-4.5 G IF-ED Nikon AF-S DX, 3.8 x zoom lens - 18 - 70 mm - f/3.5-4.5 G IF-ED Nikon AF-S DX, 3 x zoom lens - 18 - 55 mm - f/3.5-5.6 G ED Nikon AF-S DX

Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual

Min Focus Distance: 45 cm, 35 cm, 50 cm, 38 cm, 28 cm

Image Stabiliser: Optical

Optical Viewfinder / Type: Optical

Chip type: CCD

Built-in Flash: With built-in flash

Autofocus: With autofocus

Manufacturer: Nikon

Built In Flash: With built-in flash

Maximum Pixels (in Megapixel): 10.2000048828125

General

MPN: VBA140AB, D80BODY, 9405, SLR1145, VBA140K004, VBA140AE, VBA 140 K002, VBA140KU01, Nikon D80, D80 KIT 1, VBA140XB, D80 KIT 2, VBA140K003, D801870, 25412, 9425

Product Type: Digital camera - SLR

Lens Included: Body only, AF-S DX 18-135mm lens, G AF 28-80mm lens, AF-S DX 18-200mm lens, AF-S DX 18-70mm lens, AF-S DX 18-55mm lens

Sensor Resolution: 10.2 Megapixel

Optical Sensor Type: CCD

Total Pixels: 10,750,000 pixels

Optical Sensor Size: 15.8 x 23.6mm

Auto Focus: TTL phase detection

Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty: 11

Image Recording Format: JPEG, EXIF, RAW

AV Interfaces: Composite video/audio

Effective Sensor Resolution: 10,200,000 pixels

Field of View Crop Factor: 1.5

Optical Zoom: 7.5 x, 2.9 x, 11.1 x, 3.9 x, 3.8 x, 3 x

Image Stabiliser: Optical

Exposure & White Balance

Light Sensitivity: ISO 100-1600, ISO 100-3200

Exposure Metering: Centre-weighted, spot, 3D colour matrix II

Exposure Modes: Programme, automatic, manual, aperture-priority, shutter-priority

Shooting Programs: Landscape, portrait mode, macro, night portrait, night landscape, sports mode

White Balance: Custom, automatic, presets

Max Shutter Speed: 1/4000 sec

Min Shutter Speed: 30 sec

Exposure Compensation: ±5 EV range, in 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps

White Balance Bracketing: Yes

X-sync Speed: 1/200sec

Exposure Range: EV 0-20 ( ISO 100 )

Auto Exposure Bracketing: 3 steps in 1/3 EV step, 3 steps in 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps

White Balance Presets: Incandescent, fluorescent, cloudy, sunlight, Flash, shade

Exposure Metering Zones: 420

Lens System

Lens System Mounting: Nikon F

Features: Internal focusing system, ED glass, Silent Wave Motor (SWM), aspherical lens

Filter Size: 67 mm, 58 mm, 72 mm, 52 mm

Lens Construction: 13 groups / 15 elements, 6 groups / 6 elements, 12 groups / 16 elements, 5 groups / 7 elements

Zoom Adjustment: Manual

Type: 7.5 x zoom lens - 18 - 135 mm - f/3.5-5.6 G IF-ED Nikon AF-S DX, 2.9 x zoom lens - 28 - 80 mm - f/3.3-5.6 G Nikon AF, 11.1 x zoom lens - 18 - 200 mm - f/3.5-5.6 G IF-ED Nikon AF-S DX VR, 3.9 x zoom lens - 18 - 70 mm - f/3.5-4.5 G IF-ED Nikon AF-S DX, 3.8 x zoom lens - 18 - 70 mm - f/3.5-4.5 G IF-ED Nikon AF-S DX, 3 x zoom lens - 18 - 55 mm - f/3.5-5.6 G ED Nikon AF-S DX

Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera: 27 - 202.5mm, 27 - 300mm, 27 - 105mm, 27 - 82.5mm

Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual

Min Focus Distance: 45 cm, 35 cm, 50 cm, 38 cm, 28 cm

Camera Flash

Camera Flash: Pop-up flash

Guide Number (m / ISO 100): 13

Flash Modes: Fill-in mode, rear curtain sync, slow synchro, auto mode, flash OFF mode, red-eye reduction

Features: AF illuminator, flash +/- compensation

Additional Features

Continuous Shooting Speed: 3 frames per second

Self Timer Delay: 10 sec, 2sec, 5 sec, 20sec

Flash Terminal: Hot shoe

Status LCD Display Illumination: Yes

LCD Display Information: Autofocus mode, shutter speed, frame counter, aperture, red-eye reduction, self-timer mode, film speed, photo quality, photos remaining, memory card status, remote control indicator, white balance indicators, picture resolution, exposure compensation, Metering Mode, battery condition, programme, flash mode

Additional Features: USB 2.0 compatibility, DPOF support

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: Optical - fixed eye-level pentaprism

Field Coverage: 95%

Magnification: 0.94x

Dioptric Correction Range: -2 to +1

Viewfinder Frames: Autofocus frame

Viewfinder Information: Shutter speed, exposure compensation, AE lock, AF-in-focus, aperture, frame counter, metering system, Exposure Mode

Display

Type: 2.5" LCD display

Resolution: 230,000 pixels

Display Features: Built-in

Connections

Connector Type: 1 x composite video output ¦ 1 x USB

Memory Card Slot: SD card

Software

Software: Drivers & Utilities, Drivers & Utilities, Nikon PictureProject

System Requirements for PC Connection

Operating System Support: MS Windows XP, MS Windows 2000, MS Windows ME, MS Windows 98, Apple Mac OS 9.2, MS Windows 98 SE, Apple Mac OS 9.1, Apple MacOS X 10.1.5 or later, Apple MacOS 9.0.4 or later

Peripheral Devices: USB port, CD-ROM Drive

Miscellaneous

Certified for Windows Vista: Certified for Windows Vista software and devices have undergone compatibility tests for ease-of-use, better performance and enhanced security.

Included Accessories: Eyepiece cover, lens hood, battery charger, body cap, lens cap, shoulder strap, USB cable, LCD display cover, video cable

Battery

Battery Type: Nikon EN-EL3a, Nikon EN-EL3e

Details: 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included ), 1 x Nikon EN-EL3e Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included )

Memory / Storage

Memory Card Slot: SD card

Supported Memory Cards: SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card

Image Storage: 3872 x 2592 ¦ 2896 x 1944 ¦ 1936 x 1296

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 13.2 cm

Depth: 7.7 cm

Height: 10.3 cm

Weight: 0.6 kg, 0.59 kg, 585 g

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature: 0 °C

Max Operating Temperature: 40 °C

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