Nikon D80 overview
Nikon D80 is Nikon's Advanced DSLR digital camera originally launched on September of 2006. The camera houses a 10MP, CCD APS-C size sensor with a maximum resolution of 3872 x 2592.
The D80 is ranked #67 out of 91 in Advanced DSLR cameras and all around #551 out of 1422 for cameras in our collection. Remember to look at our Smart camera search to find camera rankings based on your custom criteria.
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Nikon D80 history
The Nikon D80 comes with a history of related cameras. Listed below, you can discover all earlier and new models as well as important specs.
Nikon D80 Gallery
You can look at the D80 from different angles in the gallery below.
Nikon D80 Pros and Cons
Here is a selection of good and bad points of the Nikon D80 based on things which are generally viewed as necessary in a digital camera.
Nikon D80 Sensor specs
The size of the sensor in the Nikon D80 is 23.6mm x 15.8mm (APS-C). The 373 mm² sensor has the capability to resolve 3872 x 2592 pixels using aspect ratios of 3:2.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The CCD sensor boasts 10MP and delivers a standard ISO range of 100 - 1600. The ISO can also be widened digitally to a maximum of 3200. RAW format is saved so you have more room to maneuver in post.
The image underneath shows the D80's sensor size compared to other popular sizes. The D80 sensor comes with a crop factor of 1.5 and is shown in green.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Nikon D80 dimensions
Nikon D80 weighs 1.47 lb (668 grams / 23.56 ounces) and the dimensions of the camera is 132mm x 103mm x 77mm (5.2" x 4.1" x 3.0"). The weight of normal Advanced DSLR camera is 775 grams so the Nikon D80 is lighter as compared to other competitors.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
Down below is a image of the Nikon D80 beside a soft drink so you're able to have a feel for its size.
The top view underneath will show you the button layout on the D80.
Nikon D80 Lens details
The D80 uses the Nikon F mount and has 308 lenses to choose from. Here is a small number of the lenses we have in our database that will fit the D80.
Nikon D80 Connectivity
The D80 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Cameras that incorporate NFC and / or Bluetooth compatibility can easily be controlled wirelessly through smartphones. You are able to transfer files and sometimes change camera settings without the hassle of connecting straight with the camera.
Certain apps also provide a Liveview and click the shutter whenever you aren't close to the camera. If the camera has a HDMI out, it could be attached to an external display. Virtually all cameras enable you to charge the battery through the USB port.
Nikon D80 Video details
Nikon D80 doesn't capture video. In case you are wanting a digital camera to shoot just images, it might not be an issue.
Nikon D80 Weather Sealing
There is no weather proofing in the Nikon D80 so you have to be cautious in wet or dusty conditions.
Nikon D80 Screen and Viewfinder
The Nikon D80 is equipped with a 2.5 inch fixed display having a resolution of 230 thousand dots.
Unfortunately the display isn't a touch screen. The D80 also has a builtin Top screen so that you can quickly look at camera settings.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
The ViewFinder specs regarding Nikon D80 are below:
- ViewFinder Optical (pentaprism)
- Coverage 95%
- Magnification 0.64x
Viewfinders can be rather helpful for sunny outdoor conditions which will make the camera screen washed out and hard to view.
Nikon D80 Shutter details
Nikon D80 continuous shooting rate is 3.0 frames/s. The maximum shutter speed is 1/4000 seconds.
Nikon D80 Flash and Hot shoe details
Nikon D80 includes both integrated flash and also external flash ability. The highest flash sync is 1/200 seconds.
Nikon D80 Autofocus details
Nikon D80 includes both Phase Detect Autofocus and Contrast Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection autofocusing is more snappier & exact as compared to Contrast Detect autofocusing.
Nikon D80 supports manual focus if needed for low light conditions or you need more exact focus control.
Nikon D80 Battery life
The general Advanced DSLR camera battery life is 911. Nikon D780 offers the highest possible (2260) battery life for this group of cameras.
Listed below is a list of Advanced DSLR cameras that come with the strongest battery life:
Nikon D80 for specific categories of photography
The following chart presents a overview of the Nikon D80 for specific categories of photography. To understand more, browse to the specific section underneath.
Nikon D80 Portrait photography highlights
The Nikon D80 has a points tally of 54 which is decent, meaning that it is somewhat appropriate for portrait photography. Shooting portrait images favors heavily to sensor dimension, support for RAW files plus the ability to utilize off-camera lighting.
Nikon D80 Street photography highlights
Getting a reasonable score of 55, the Nikon D80 is reasonably appropriate to buy for street photography. A good street photography camera has a good balance of image quality plus portability.
Nikon D80 Sports photography details
A horrible sports photography points total of 41 suggests the Nikon D80 is not acceptable for shooting sports. A camera really should have excellent autofocus plus fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Nikon D80 Travel photography advice
Portability is super important when getting a travel camera. All round, the Nikon D80 gets a horrible 44 as a travelling camera which is not acceptable to buy for your vacations.
Nikon D80 Landscape photography highlights
When you are looking to pick a camera for landscape photography, the most vital aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Nikon D80 with it's moderate rating of 48 as a landscape camera is somewhat adequate compared to its competition.
Nikon D80 Vlogging features
A vlogging camera should really offer a articulating display, mic input and if possible image stabilization. Considering every thing, the Nikon D80 is not acceptable for vlogging as it gets a horrible score of 9.
Nikon D80 Alternatives
If you are looking for alternatives to the D80, below is a collection of the highest rated cameras which fall in to the category of Advanced DSLR.
The diagram listed below provides you a summary of the D80 vs it's highest ranking rivals shown above.
These are various other cameras you might look at as alternate options. To look at a thorough comparison, simply click the "compare" link.