Advantages A high quality camera with an array of useful features
Disadvantages A little heavy, but this does not affect my 5 star rating
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 vividly remember purchasing brand new 5 years ago within days of its’ launch, as I almost passed out when I entered those four digits for my debit card to authorise the £999.99 payment! I would point out that this price was inclusive of the 18 – 135 mm lens.
The camera, which is manufactured from a robust black plastic is considerably appealing to the eye as is fairly heavy with its’ weight of 585g excluding the lens and battery, hence our further purchase of the Fujifilm, as carrying the D80 on a regular basis proves somewhat of a challenge, particularly when laden with the two interchangeable lenses that we own. I would describe it as an average size for a DSLR with its’ measurements of 13 cm in length, 6½ cm in depth (without a lens) and 10 cm at its’ highest point. I will be totally honest and admit that when I first looked at the camera I thought we had made a huge mistake, as I was of the opinion that I would never be able to understand how to use it. Whilst I cannot deny that this isn’t a complicated camera, it is extremely well made and very durable and five years after purchase its’ condition is as good as it was back then. The camera was accompanied by a 148 page booklet where my initial reaction was that I might as well sit down and read the dictionary, as I never believed I would master this high technical piece of equipment.
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