Nikon D80 Digital Camera

The D80 is an upgraded version of the Nikon D70 and boost features such as a 10.2 mega pixel resolution, an 11-area AF system, 2.5 inches LCD monitor and loads of manual functioning options.

Nikon D80 Digital Camera

The D80 has dimensions of 132 x 103 x 77mm and weighs around 585g. The camera has an excellent grip and the proper weight distribution makes it easy to hold and shoot using one hand. It has a very sturdy feel to it and the user also has the luxury to attach a Nikon-branded battery grip which was not available for D70. When observing the shape of the D80 one would find string similarities with the D70 with nearly identical look, shape and size. The only difference visibly present is a larger LCD screen in the D80. The camera has a 2.5-inch low-temperature polysilicon TFT LCD whose brightness can be adjusted and provides 170-degree viewing angle. The D80 also has a fixed eye-level pentaprism optical viewfinder which has built-in diopter adjustment and provides 0.94x magnifications. The larger LCD screen and viewfinder makes the camera easier to shoot with and also adds glamour to the beauty of the D80. The only problem with the LCD screen as it is so often with cameras made by Nikon is the issue of reflection. The LCD screen might get a bit tricky when viewing from various angles under sunlight. The button placement in the D80 is more or less the same as compared to Nikon’s previous Digital Cameras. There have been some changes made with the delete button being moved from the lower left corner to the upper left corner and the bracket button is placed on the left hand side of the camera.

Nikon D80 Digital Camera

The D80 has 10.2 mega pixels sensor which has a frame rate of 3 frames per second thus resulting in the sensor matching the shutter’s ability and providing more pixels at a lower price. The camera has shutter speed varying between 1/4000 to 30 seconds and flash sync to 1/200. The various Flash Sync Modes present are Auto, Fill-in flash, Red-eye Reduction, Red-eye Reduction with Slow Sync, Slow Sync, and Rear-curtain Sync and off. The camera also has the new Retouch Menu which has options such as D-Lighting, In-camera Red-eye Correction, Trim, Image Overlay, Monochrome settings and Filter Effects. Using these options one can overcome difficulties such as under exposed images, red-eye presence in photos, larger size of images resulting in more transfer time and various other issues.

Nikon D80 Digital Camera

The camera produces good quality images along with a simple yet efficient menu system. The various functions such as zooming and check focus can be done with ease due to integrated button selection present in the D80. The images produced are extremely impressive with the camera performing well whatever be the conditions. The D80 provides the photographer with sharp and well focused images in bright light or dim light conditions. The colours produced are vibrant and natural with the saturation level maintained well. It also performs well when ISO sensitivities are used. The noise levels can be reduced while the various ISO sensitivities are in use by the help of High ISO Noise Reduction which has three settings, Low, Normal and High. Nikon D80 Digital Camera

The various ISO sensitivities vary between ISO 100 to ISO 1600. One can make use of the Pictmotion Slideshow which allows the user to mix the slide show with music thus making it look and sound even better. The various Image sizes present are 3,872 x 2,592 (Large), 2,896 x 1,944 (Medium) and 1,936 x 1,296 (Small). Images are stored in JPEG format or Compressed RAW format. The different Playback Functions present are Full frame, Thumbnail, Zoom, Slideshow, RGB histogram indication, Shooting data, Highlight point display and Auto image rotation. The various view finder information available are Focus indications, Metering system, AE/FV lock indicator, Flash sync indicator, Shutter speed, Aperture value, Exposure/Exposure compensation indicator, ISO sensitivity, Exposure mode, Flash output level compensation, Exposure compensation and Number of remaining exposures. There are three AF Area modes which include Single Area AF, Dynamic Area AF and Auto Area AF. The various shooting modes to choose from are Single frame shooting mode, Continuous shooting mode, Self-timer mode, Delayed remote mode and Quick–response remote mode.

Nikon D80 Digital Camera

The camera has an inbuilt self timer which can delay a picture by a maximum time of 20 seconds. The D80 uses High-capacity EN-EL3e battery for power and also comprises of USB and video output options for connecting the camera to external devices. SD memory card are used as storage media in the D80.

Nikon D80 Digital Camera

The D80 is a perfect camera for any amateur or novice photographer looking for an easy to use high end digital camera. The D80 dose not only provide stunning images but also the ease at which anyone can capture that special moment makes this a very desirable camera to own and use.

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