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Nikon D80

Nikon D80

A DSLR with a 10.2 MP CCD sensor in DX format.

Product Photos

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List Price (USA): $899
In Production: No
Launch Date: August 2006
Year Discontinued: 2008
Successor: Nikon D90
Predecessor: Nikon D70s
Megapixels: 10.2
Format: DX (APS-C)
Sensor Type: CCD
Max. Resolution (pixels): 3872 x 2592
Low-Pass Filter: Yes
Sensor Dimensions (mm): 23.6 x 15.8
Min. ISO: 100
Max. ISO: 1600
Expanded ISO Range: 100-3200
Still File Formats: JPEG, 12-bit RAW, RAW+
Dust Removal Support: No
Shooting Modes: Full Auto, Program (P), Aperture Priority (A), Shutter Priority (S), Manual (M), Bulb (B), Scene
Additional Features: Custom Picture Control
Minimum Shutter Speed (s): 30
Maximum Shutter Speed (s): 1/4000
Max. Burst (FPS): 3
Release Modes: Single-Frame, Continuous, Self-Timer, Delayed Remote, Quick-Response Remote
LCD Screen Size ("): 2.5
LCD Screen Resolution (dots): 230,000
Electronic Level/Horizon: No
Live View Mode: No
Viewfinder Type: Pentaprism
Viewfinder Magnification (x): 0.95
Viewfinder Frame Coverage (%): 95
Auto Metering Modes: Matrix, Center-Weighted, Spot
Meter Operating Range (EV): 0 to 20
Exposure Compensation Range (EV): -5 to 5
Exposure Compensation Steps: 1EV, 1/2EV, 1/3EV
Auto Bracking Frames: 2, 3
Primary AF Type: Phase Detect Autofocus
AF Sensor: Multi-CAM 1000 autofocus sensor
AF Modes: Single-Servo AF, Continuous AF
AF Points: 11
AF Operating Range (EV): -1 to 19
Screwdrive AF Support: Yes
Live View Autofocus: N/A
Movie Mode: No
Built-In Microphone: N/A
Built-In Flash: Yes
Flash Sync Speed (s): 1/200
Hotshoe: Yes
Mount Type: Nikon F Mount
Number of Media Slots: 1
Compatible Card Types: SD, SDHC
Width (mm): 132
Height (mm): 103
Depth (mm): 77
Weight (g): 585
Connectivity: Universal Hotshoe, USB 2, Remote Terminal
Battery Grip: No
Battery Model: EN-EL3e
Power Adapter Support: Yes
Weather Sealing: No
Included Accessories: EN-EL3e Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
MH-18a Quick Charger
EG-D2 Audio Video Cable
UC-E4 USB Cable
AN-DC1 Strap
BF-1A Body cap
DK-5 Eyepiece Cap
DK-21 Rubber Eyecup
BM-7 LCD monitor cover
Accessory shoe cover
Software Suite CD-ROM
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3 Reviews

I've had my D80 for the past 6-7 years and am more than happy with it. My only complaint is that the ISO tops out at 1600. But it's alright, since I prefer to keep my ISO low, between 100 - 400. For my needs the D80 serves me well.

Mine was a recent impulse purchase but I am really impressed with it. No complaints with the abilities, but familiarity with controls to get to what I know I want to do (without referring to the manual) is a bind at the moment - need to keep using it so that it becomes second nature ......

I got mine in 2008 and I love it. The images I have produced are the best I have ever been able to make with the half dozen SLRs I have owned. My only complaint is that the body is all plastic, and it feels like it would break pretty easily if I ever dropped it. There are also a few other features I wish it had, like video capability, higher ISOs, and faster quieter auto-focus, although that may also be a function of my lenses.