I bought mine here. Also see here and here (body only, about $730), here with excellent 18 - 55mm lens, or here or here with new 18 - 135 mm lens, about $1,000). Of course "body toàn thân only" means complete with a box full of standard accessories.

2008 WARNING: Don"t buy the D80. The new D90 completely obsoletes it. If money matters, buy the almost identical D40, và if not, the D90 is a complete generation beyond the old D80. Please treat the rest of this review as an historical artifact, written in 2007.

Nikon D80 vs. D200, D70, D50, D40, Canon 5D & XTi

vs. D200vs. D70/D50

Nikon D80 User"s Guide in plain, practical English. 31 December 2006

How khổng lồ Use the D80"s Autofocus System.

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12 June 2008

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INTRODUCTIONbaông xã to top

Specs Performance Lenses

August 2008: The D80 has been replaced by the Nikon D90. You"ll still see the D80 in stores and ads, so look for deep discounts.

When the D80 came out in mid-2006 I bought one immediately because it gave the same resolution as my D200 in a more portable package. My D80 is as small và light as my D70 with the same sensor as my D200. Whoo hoo!

Time marches on, và the D40 came out at the end of 2006 at half the price of the D80. The D40 is even smaller and lighter, with the same perfectly good image chất lượng as my D70, so for me, I prefer my D40 for the great majority of times I don"t feel like hauling my D200. I bought my D80 for portability, and my D40 is even smaller.

I prefer the form size & weight of my D40, & find its controls much easier, faster và more pleasant to operate than my D80. The D40"s superb Up-Down-Left-Right - OK nav key is much bigger, better laid out & clicks with more certainty than the puny, mushy thumb key và separate OK button of my D80 và D70. You appreciate these more when you push them all day.

Nikon has now dropped the price of the superior, & much heavier, D200 khổng lồ not much more than the D80. I see the D200 going for $1,390 và the D80 for $924, so for 1/2 more the D200 is 100% more camera, and that"s ignoring any D200 rebates.

Everything changes every few months in digital, và as of January 2007 the D80 is in a precarious position: almost as expensive sầu as the far superior D200, & not much different than the D40, which is half the price of the D80. (Resolution has little lớn vày with image or camera quality; metering, color and usability is everything.)

My D80 has the same great image sensor, LCD và viewfinder of my D200 jammed inside a smaller, lighter body toàn thân lượt thích a D50. It"s the same price as the D70 was in 2004: $999. This makes the D80 a screaming khuyễn mãi giảm giá if you want the most pixels. The D40 is an even better giảm giá at half the price if you"re not often printing above 13 x 19" (30 x 45cm). The resolution of my D80 & D200 are nice, but only needed if I"m printing at trăng tròn x 30" (50 x 70cm).

I bought my D80 in the summer of 2006 as a lightweight, full-image-performance alternative sầu to lớn my D200 for traveling light. I was right: my D80 was my favorite camera lớn grab when I had to lớn travel with it for the week, as I did at the beginning of October 2006 in Las Vegas, & the first week of November 2006 lớn Thành Phố New York City (photos).

Life moves on, và when I bought my D40 in December 2006, I find I always grab my D40 when I want a small camera, và my D200 when I want serious. Today my D80 mostly collects dust. If I only could have sầu one of these three, the D80 probably would be the best compromise.

But why compromise? I make hundreds of shots a day và don"t worry about equipment costs. I have all these cameras at my disposal, and I still grab my D40 first for family photos. At half the price of my D80, my D40 is even easier lớn love than the D80. My D40 is smaller, lighter, feels better in my hands because of its better rear controls & newer firmware, và gives the same results (megapixels are irrelevant) as my D80. Yes, I prefer my D40.

If cost is an issue, get a D40 and put the extra $500 towards travel or another lens. Hint: the 18-55mm lens included with the D40 is so good it"s also all I use for family photos.

Since the D200"s price has dropped và costs about the same as the D80 as of January 2007, and since the D200 is a far superior camera because of its far superior (consistent) light meter and rubber-coated-briông xã durability, I"d step right past the D80 & get a D200 for serious photography.

The D40 và D80 take the tiny, modern SD memory cards, not the bigger, older CF cards.

The D40 & D80 have inferior light meters compared to the D200. Unlượt thích my D200, my D40 & D80 need varying exposure compensations to get correct exposures with different subjects and compositions. The D40 and D80 are about the same as my Canon XTi và 5D, while the D200 is superior.

I prefer my D200 if I"m doing serious photography all day, but if I"m spending more time carrying the camera than shooting with it, I grab my D40. I just bought a Canon 5D for five times the price, và I still prefer my D40"s LCD và overall operation. The D40 and D80 are easy cameras lớn love!

If I"m traveling for the week, I wrap my D80 or D40 và Nikon 18-200milimet lens in a sweatshirt và throw it in my carry-on bag. I"m ready for anything, và no one sees I"m packing. I"ll jam my 12-24milimet in a soông chồng và take it, too. Honestly, most of the time the weightless 18-55mm lens is what I use with my D40 if I"m not out specifically to make photos.

The D80 và D40 are easier to lớn figure out than my D200, but in exchange laông xã some of the more esoteric custom functions I love sầu. See my Performance and D200 vs. D80 pages for details.

I"ve gotten hate mail for what some people misconstrue as thrashing on my D80. My D80 is as good as it was 7 months ago; just that the D40 came out & the D200 has dropped in price. This is a good thing - I was elated when I paid $200 for a memory card and a week later it dropped khổng lồ $79. This is progress. Digital gear is consumable, unlượt thích film gear which you"d use for decades. That"s why we pay as much for a plastic digital body as we used khổng lồ pay for professional F5. We pay what we vì for digital because we"re not paying for the bricks of film we used to lớn shoot.

Sorry - as I"ve been telling you all since the 1990s, digital changes every week. Digital equipment is a consumable. You buy it for it"s immediate utility, and toss it (resell it) when something better comes out, which might be two months or two years. If you want a lasting hardware investment, buy good lenses or stiông chồng with film cameras.

I still use my 50-year-old Linhof 4x5, which works as well today as it did 50 years ago, và sometimes still shoot with Nikon lenses I bought over 25 years ago. Even 50 years ago my 4x5 had 50 years of development behind it (Linhof has been making the Technika since 1907) và 25 years ago Nikon had been making F-mount SLR lenses for over 20 years. Each was a mature sản phẩm bachồng when I bought them.

Practical digital SLRs have sầu been out for less than ten years, so we"re still in the very early stages, much like automobiles were baông chồng in the 1880s. We"re going khổng lồ look baông chồng in five years và laugh at whatever gets announced this year in digital cameras.

Digital gets better every month, and only God knows what new gear is coming in March 2007. If you have sầu something khổng lồ shoot now, get what"s available today and never look back. See also Managing Obsolescence. Obsolete doesn"t mean discontinued; obsolete means that there are better ways of doing something. Inkjets went obsolete in 2004, replaced by better Fuji & Noritsu printers at every discount store, but people still buy và struggle with new inkjet printers. This doesn"t mean that inkjets are bad; it just means there are better, faster và cheaper ways of making prints.

This is me, you"re probably different. I don"t photograph action, & the 11 AF sensors of the D80 và D200 are probably better for tracking things in motion than the three sensors of my D40. I haven"t tried it.

Firmware: Nikon has a new firmware update as of January 2007. I"ve sầu never bothered khổng lồ install it; the original firmware is fine and I"m lazy. All of this Reviews is using my original firmware.

D80 vs. D200, D70, D50, D40 and Canon 5D and XTi

D80 versus D200

D80 vs. D70 và D50


Nikon D80 Back. enlarge

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vs. D200vs. D70/D50 Specs Performance Lenses

Lenses: Works perfectly with any Nikkor AF lens ever made since 1986. Meter won"t work with manual-focus lenses.

Viewfinder: Big and bright, identical to D200! Much bigger than D70 & D50. A little bigger than Canon 20D & 30D. Glass pentaprism. Big, fat digital indicators on bottom, the same as the other Nikons & much easier khổng lồ read than the lower-contrast, thinner digits in the 20D & 30D.

Viewfinder: BIG; much bigger than the D70 or D50 & the same as the D200. This means 0.94x magnification with a 50milimet lens. Free, optional (via a menu) rectangular grid (The $3,000 Canon 5D requires buying and changing a focus screen!) I always leave my grid turned on: it"s a big help getting level shots.

AF: 11 zones, same as the D200. Nikon"s AF has always worked great. It uses the Multi-CAM 1000 Module, same as the D200. Nikon claims some new focusing options. The center sensor can be switched lớn wide-frame operation. An Auto-Select mode can choose AF areas automatically. I"m unsure how new new is since the D200 does the same things.

Metering: 420 segment RGB Color Matrix. Nikon now calls it "3 chiều Color Matrix Metering II." This is less than the D200"s 1,005 segments, và still way more than enough. Baông chồng in the 1980s when Nikon invented the Matrix meter they researched how many segments were enough. They saw little lớn no improvement beyond five segments. All these segments are mostly for marketing. They key to metering accuracy is the wisdom in the firmware which reads all those sensors.

Shutter: Mechanical only, 1/4,000 - 30 seconds and Bulb. The D70 had an additional electronic shutter which allowed operation up to 1/8,000

Flash Sync: 1/200, down from 1/500 of the D70 & down from 1/250 of the D200. This is because the D80 lacks the electronic shutter of the D70. My D200 sometimes has trouble running at 1/250, so running at 1/200 makes sense. I wish the sync was 1/500, but tough. Fast sync is important, but all the other improvements over the D70 are more important.

Menus: Customizable. You can choose what gets displayed & what doesn"t. I doubt you can reorganize them to lớn make sense, which is something I wish I could bởi vì on my D200 as I explained in my D200 Users Guide.

Idiot Modes: Seven (portrait, night scene, etc.) The D200 doesn"t have these, and I never use them on my D80.

Flash: Built-in, i-TTL (the good system). Built-in flash also works as a remote commander for wireless control of external flashes. See How khổng lồ Use Wireless Flash.

Frame Rate: 3 frames per second. The D200 does 5 FPS, which is critical for sports, however I leave sầu my D200 set down to lớn 3 FPS anyway for the still subjects I shoot. For pro sport shooters, get the D200. Don"t worry about it for getting great shots of your kids in school sports.

Buffer: Depends on settings, since the camera clears the buffer about as fast as anyone can shoot. At puny settings like Medium, Nikon claims 100 shots deep, but only 6 in RAW. I"ve never needed more than a 9 shot buffer.

Sensor: 10 Megapx CCD, 3,872 x 2,592 pixel images, up from 6 MP. in the D70 và D50. Standard DX sensor kích cỡ of 23.6 x 15.8 milimet. Also makes 2,896 x 1,944 & 1,936 x 1,296 images in Medium & Small settings.

ISO: 100 - 3,200 & programmable Aukhổng lồ (100 - 1,600). Nikon hides ISOs over 1600 as "Hi," so they điện thoại tư vấn ISO 3200 "Hi + 1." It"s the same thing. GOTCHA: The D80 lacks the in-viewfinder ISO display of the D200. I look at the in-finder ISO display all the time when shooting, & I had always wished my other cameras which lacked this had it. OK, this is one thing the D200 does that the D80 doesn"t. You can phối this on the D80 in a custom function.

HI ISO NR: There are three selectable levels of high-ISO NR & selectable subtractive sầu dark-frame noise reduction for exposures 8 seconds & longer.

White Balance: Same as D200: Aulớn (TTL white balance with 420-pixel RGB sensor), Daylight, Tungsten, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Flash, và Shade, all with easy fine-tuning, direct color temperature in degrees Kelvin, và of course prephối manual using a Trắng or gray card or Expodisc. The D80 also brackets Trắng balance. The D200 has 1,005 sensors, not just 420, but either are far more than needed. You only need a few, not hundreds. Newer firmware always gets better, so the D80 ought khổng lồ be as good or better than the D200.

Image Adjustments: the usual from Nikon for contrast, sharpness, saturation, etc.

Histograms: Full color YRGB, just lượt thích D200.

File Formats: Compressed NEF (raw) and JPG.

Memory: SD cards, not CF.

LCD: 2.5," up from 2.0." It"s the same excellent 230,000 dot, super-wide angle 170 degree one from the D200. Nikon claims a dedicated zoom button, but I see it shared with the QUAL button, just like the D70.

In-Camera Tricks: The D80 allows you lớn play tricks with captured images without a computer. I"m sure these are popular in nhật bản, but I never use them on my Casio pocket camera which does the same things. The D80 offers red-eye retouching, cropping và trimming. It also has a shadow recovery feature called "D-Lighting." A silly feature, also seen in Castiện ích ios, is the ability to lớn overlay two images on top of each other. There are settings for black-and-White, sepia (brown & white), cyanotypes (blue & white), multiple exposures & filter tricks like "skylight," "warm filter" và "color balance." If it works lượt thích the Casgame ios, these tricks save sầu a new tệp tin with the effect và don"t harm the original.

Mechanics: Top panel illumination now switched on by twisting the power button, just lượt thích D200, D2X, etc. The D70 had a separate button. The D80 is an improvement. Slight rearrangement of buttons on rear. Dedicated AF selection button on top of camera, a big improvement from D70 which required a menu khổng lồ select between AF-S or AF-C.

Battery: Same EN-EL3e rechargeable lithium-ion battery as the D200. The "e" on the kết thúc of EN-EL3e is for the electronic battery monitor chip inside the battery. This EN-EL3e battery will work in the D70, D100 và D50, too, but you need an "e" EN-EL3e khổng lồ work in the D80. The D80 won"t recognize a battery if it lacks the third contact. The D80 & D200 EN-EL3e battery has three metal contacts, one for the monitor chip, while the older ones only have sầu two metal terminals.

Standard Accessories (included không tính phí in USA)

Here"s what the side of my box says:


This says that in addition to lớn the D80, you also get: a Strap, Body cap, Eyepiece cap (if for some reason you have sầu no eyes or fingers with which to lớn keep the sun from shining in the eyepiece và confusing the light meter), Rubber eyecup (they often fall off and I don"t miss them), USB cable, Quiông chồng Charger (MH-18a) with AC power cord, Audio/Video cable (to hook to lớn a TV for playback), EN-EL3e rechargeable Li-ion battery, protective battery cover for battery storage (& of course the camera"s own battery door and rubber connector covers are included), Clear protective màn hình LCD cover (called "BM-7" by the resourceful Japanese), Hot shoe cover (I have no idea why you"d need this - you have sầu to lớn pull it off to lớn attach a flash - maybe that"s why Nikon aptly names it "BS-1"), Software CD, Manuals and Warranty and Registration cards.

If some store tries khổng lồ scam you out of these things or charge extra for them, run! Don"t even bother pointing out the side of my box above sầu. Honest stores don"t haggle with you for the accessories They are included, just like a new car comes with tires và a steering wheel at no extra charge.

In my box there is one box with the toàn thân, và another smaller box with all the other booty. There are things in there I never open, like the software (I avoid camera maker software), manuals (I tải về them) & warranty cards (I register online). I haven"t used the new battery: since it takes all the same batteries I"ve been using with my D200 I haven"t bothered to open the new one or the charger, or anything except the toàn thân itself. Thank Goodness most of these items are interchangeable ahy vọng the D50 / D70 / D80 / D100 / D200.

Not Included:

You"ll have khổng lồ buy your own memory thẻ (I use a 2GB SanDisk SD card) và lenses.

Forget thẻ readers: you can tải về directly from the D80 simply by plugging it inkhổng lồ a USB port. It appears as a new drive sầu and downloads FAST by dragging the files to your hard drive sầu.

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When you get the kits you actually get another box with the lens.

Optional Accessories:

MB-D80 Vertical Grip with command dial, vertical release and AE/AF-lochồng button. It takes one or two EN-EL3e batteries or six AA batteries. For AAs it runs on alkaline, Ni-MH rechargables, expensive throw-away lithium và those crappy "Heavy Duty" nickel-manganese batteries sold in discount stores và tiendas across the third world.

ML-L3 Wireless IR Remote Control (same as D70).

MC-DC1 Wired Remote Cord.

Size: 5.2" x 4.1" x 3.0." (132 x 103 x 77 mm). This is a little smaller than a D70. It"s the same depth & width as the D50 but a little taller.

Weight: 21 oz (585 g.) naked: without battery, memory thẻ, body toàn thân cap, or monitor cover. This is the same as a D70.

Price: $999.

Introduced: August 9th, 2006.

Availability: Shipping in the USA since September 1st, 2006.


Nikon D80 with new 18 - 135 milimet lens. enlarge


The USA manual can be seen here, và here if you"re silly enough lớn want lớn print it.


Thanks lớn Rob from Marylvà for reminding me to lớn order my D80 the day it came out!

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