The Nikon D80 is a 10.2 Megapixel digital SLR camera that came out in 2006 which was released as one in their line of the entry-level enthusiast’s digital SLR cameras. It was just 15 months after the D70s model, which is same as the D70 but with improvements in battery, flash coverage area and autofocus. It is an easy to use camera that you can buy at a reasonable price at the market. It was launched as competition to the Cannon EOS 30D and it proved itself a tight competitor.
It featured many qualities and traits of another entry-level Nikon camera, the D70. It had the same pixel resolution, screen size and user interface is similar to the D200 model. It’s body and looks takes towards Nikon D50. It is known as the hybrid child of the D70 and D200 Nikon cameras.
Resolution: 10.2 Mega-pixels
Sensor size: APS-C (23.66mm x 15.8mm)
Kit lens: 7.50x zoom, 18-135mm, (27-203mm equivalent)
Viewfinder: Optical / No LCD
Native ISO: 100-1600
Extended ISO: 100-3200
Shutter: 30 – 1 / 4000
Max aperture: 3.5
Dimensions: 5.2 x 4.1 x 3.0 in.
Weight: 585 g
The body of this camera has that great feel to it because the weight is distributed well throughout its body. You will notice less twists compared to the other digital SLR cameras. It will rest upon you nicely to get that picture you want. It is a tight and rigid package and its weight is lots of grams less than the D70 model.
The shoot aspect of this camera is loquacious and smooth due to it’s easy and well placed controls. Its attractive menu makes sure that you find all you want in the first screen, no need to go digging for what you want. You’ll need to do some adjusting but after the right amount of turns the results you get are superb.
The setting of buttons such as the AF and camera capture mode are moved to the right side of your LCD. This is a well-thought out adjustment because you can be looking at your screen while observing the change in settings.
It is an ideal camera with which you will have swaths of possibility if you can combine camera capability with the zoom range.