Nikon D80


Camera Type: Professional Digital SLR
Manufacturer: NIKON
Manufacturer's Suggested Price: $983

Focal Length Multiplier 1.5
Effective Pixels 10
Digital Media Type SD
ISO Min 100
ISO Max 3200
Min Shutter Speed 30
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000
Continuous Shooting 3
LCD Size In Inches 2.5
Weight In Ounces 23.6
Width 5.2
Height 4.1
Depth 3
Aperture Priority Mode Y
Shutter Priority Mode Y
Auto Focus Y
Manual Focus Y
Image Stabilization N
Built In Flash Y
Flash Hotshoe Y
Viewfinder Y
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Great Starter DSLR
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The D80 is a great starter DSLR that looks and feels professional enough that you won't feel out of place at gigs with other photographers. At the time it was released, the pro DSLR contender in the Nikon camp was a much more expensive D200, whose features seemed to me like a minor step up from the D80 unless you're a sports shooter or deal frequently with bad weather. Now the D300 represents a very real improvement over the D80, and serious pros might want to look at that model instead. The D80 is still a great way to break into professional photography on a budget.
Pros: Great quality and features at a very low price.
Cons: Getting a little long in the tooth already, with new cameras offering great features like enhanced low light performance and self-cleaning sensors.
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Great Camera
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Nikon D80 is the best in it class compare with toher camera such as XTI. after i used for 3 months i loved more than XTI before i bought this camera i was using my friend's XTI. the color that Nikon gave me was so much better comparing to the xti. the function is easy their help button explain how things work. really good camera for students, and beginning learning about camera.
Pros: color,performance,clean, amazing lenses available. Nikon prime lenses is amazing.
Cons: for image stabilize you will have to get a VR lens. in xti it has a function build in the camera i believe. other than D80 is the best in performance, color, quality and get ready for expensive lens if your don't' buy 3rd party.
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Sept 17, 2007
Released in August 2006, the D80 packs a lot of Nikon’s power into a body that’s ideal for the consumer.
    Like the D200, it features a 10.2-megapixel sensor and Nikon’s 3D Color Matrix Metering II technology. It uses an 11-area auto focus (same as the D2Xs), where each point can be used individually or as a wide-frame operation for focus selection. For shooters who would rather let the camera set up a shot, the D80 has seven automated settings, including portrait, sports, night portrait and landscape. With a fast 0.18-second startup time and an 80-millisecond lag time for quick image capture, it can record images at up to three frames per second. An optional MB-D80 battery pack adds to shooting time, allowing the system to run on one or two of the EN-EL3e rechargeable ion batteries or six AA batteries. For those who’ve already invested in lighting, rest assured: the D80 is compatible with all Nikon Creative Lighting Speedlights.

Retail price: $599
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