Nikon D80 Review

 
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Model Name: Nikon D80 
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Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
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Predecessor: Nikon D70s
D70s vs D80
Successor: Nikon D90
D80 vs D90
General
Model Number: D80
Camera Format: SLR
Currently Manufactured: No
Retail Price: $999.95
Street Price: $899.95
Date Available: 2006-09-30
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 20.6 oz (585 g)
Size: 5.2 x 4.1 x 3.0 in.
(132 x 103 x 77 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD
Sensor Manufacturer:  
Effective Megapixels: 10.2
Sensor Format: APS-C
Sensor size: 372.88mm2 (23.60mm x 15.80mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 6.10 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed
Self-Cleaning: No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
DxO Sensor Score: 61
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 22.1
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 11.2
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 524
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3872 x 2592 (10.0 MP, Other),
2896 x 1944 (5.6 MP, Other),
1936 x 1296 (2.5 MP, Other)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.21), NEF (RAW)
Continuous-mode frames/second: 3.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: No
Movie Resolution:
Movie File Format:  
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder: No
HD Video Out:
HD Video Connection:
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Nikon F
Lens: Nikkor 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED AF-S DX
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 27.0 - 203.0 mm
Zoom Ratio: 7.50x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 - 22 (W), f/5.6 - 38 (T)
Normal Focus Range: 45 cm to Infinity
17.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:  
Filter Thread: 67.0mm
Thread Type: n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No
Digital Zoom: No
Digital Zoom Values: n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: TTL Phase Detection (Nikon Multi-CAM 1000); 11-point : 1 center cross, 2 horizontal, 8 vertical
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical
Viewfinder Type: SLR type; eye-level pentaprism, 95%, 0.94x, 19.5mm eyepoint, -2.0 to +1.0 diopter
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution: n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.63x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 0.94x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes
Rear Display: No
Rear Display Size (inches): 2.5
Rear Display Resolution: 230,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom: 25.0x
Top Deck Display: Yes
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 1600
Minimum ISO (native): 100
ISO Settings: 100 - 1600 in 1/3EV steps, plus HI-0.3, HI-0.7 and HI-1 (3200)
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, 6 presets with fine-tuning, Manual, color temperature setting (Kelvin), preset white balance; white balance bracketing
Shutter Speed Range: 30 - 1/4000
Bulb Mode: Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 3D color matrix II, center-weighted, spot
Program Auto Exposure: Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Macro Close up, Sports, Night Landscape, Night Portrait
Self Timer: 2/5/10/20 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
High Resolution Composite: No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Fill flash, Rear-curtain sync, Red-eye reduction, Rear-curtain with slow sync, Slow sync, Slow sync with red-eye reduction
Flash Guide Number: 13.0 m / 42.7 ft.
Flash Range Description: Guide number (ISO 100, m/ft.): approx. 13/42
Max Flash Sync: 1/200
Flash Exposure Compensation: -3 to +1 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: ISO hot shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control: Full TTL exposure
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC
UHS Support:  
Other Memory:  
Dual Card Slots: No
RAW Capture Support: Yes
Uncompressed Format: NEF (RAW)
Movie File Format:  
Included Memory: No memory included
Included Memory Type:  
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No
NFC: No
Bluetooth: No
Built-In GPS: No
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type: ML-L3 wireless or MC-DC1 wired
Connections (extended): DC input
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 0.37
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 0.54
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): 6
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):  
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 3.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 9
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):  
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):  
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):  
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.25
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):  
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):  
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.083
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):  
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.083
Shutter Lag (notes):  
Startup Time: 0.5
Play -> Record Time: 0.4
Flash cycle time, full power (seconds): 1.2
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary EN-EL3e; optional MB-D80 battery grip
Usable Battery Types: Li-Ion, Ni-MH, Ni-Mn, Alkaline, Lithium
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary EN-EL3e Lithium Ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View):  
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF): 600
Software
Included Software: PictureProject CD-ROM
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features:

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