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The Nikon D80:

Nikon D80

Announced in August 2006, the Nikon D80 replaced the Nikon D70/D70s as the mid range DSLR in Nikons line-up.

The Nikon D80 used the same sensor and LCD the Nikon D200, but in a more compact and lighter body. The D80 had a more basic metering system than the D200, and only offered a maximum frame rate of 3 frames per second, vs. the Nikon D200's 5fps.

The Nikon D80 was replaced by the Nikon D90 in Nikons line-up in September 2008.

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Nikon D80 Specifications:

Manufacturer: Nikon
Model: D80
MSRP: $999.99
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Date Announced: 2006-08-09
Sensor Format, Size: DX Format
15.8 x 23.6mm
Sensor Type: CCD
Automatic Sensor Cleaner: No
Total Pixels: 10.75 million
Effective Pixels: 10.2 million
Image Area (pixels): (L) 3,872 x 2,592
(M) 2,896 x 1,944
(S) 1,936 x 1,296
Max. Frames Per Second: 3 frames per second
Video Mode: None
LCD: 2.5 in. TFT LCD, 230,000 Dots
Shutter Type: Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane
Shutter Speeds: 30 sec. to 1/4000 sec. in steps of 1/3, 1/2 EV
Mirror Lock Up: Yes
ISO Range: Base ISO 100-1,600
Extended ISO 100-3,200 (Hi-1)
Storage Media: SD, SDHC
UDMA Support: No
Storage System: Compressed 12-bit NEF (RAW)
JPEG (baseline compliant)
File System: Compliant with DCF 2.0
EXIF 2.21
Exposure Modes: P: Programmed Auto with Flexible Program
S:Shutter-Priority Auto
A: Aperture-Priority Auto
M: Manual

Digital Vari-Program:
Night Landscape
Night Portrait
Metering System: 420 pixel RGB sensor 3D Color Matrix Metering II
Metering Range: 0 to 20 EV (Matrix or center-weighted metering), 2 to 20 EV (Spot metering) (ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens, at 20 degrees C/68 degrees F)
Exposure Meter Coupling: CPU
Exposure Compensation: +/-5EV in increments of 1/3, 1
Exposure Lock: Yes
Exposure Bracketing: Yes, 2 to 3 exposures in 1/3 or 1/2 EV
Shutter Release Modes: Single frame advance
Continuous frame advance (approx) 3 fps
Self timer
Delayed remote mode
Quick-response remote mode
White Balance: Sun
Fine Tune by Kelvin color temperature setting
White Balance Bracketing: Yes, 2 to 3 frames in increments of 10 mired shifts
White Balance Fine Tuning: Yes
Live View: No
Interface: Hi-speed USB
Lens Mount: Nikon F bayonet mount
Compatible Lenses: 1) Type G or D AF NIKKOR: All functions supported
2) DX AF NIKKOR: All functions supported except FX-format (36x24)/5:4 (30x24) image size
3) AF NIKKOR other than type G or D*2: All functions supported except 3D Color Matrix Metering II
4) AI-P NIKKOR: All functions supported except autofocus and 3D Color Matrix Metering II
Picture Angle: Equivalent in 35mm [135] format is approx. 1.5 times lens focal length
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Viewfinder: Fixed eye-level pentaprism
Approx. 95% Coverage
Approx. 0.95 Magnification
19.5mm Eyepoint
Reflex Mirror: Quick-return type
Focusing Screen: Type-B BriteView Clear Matte screen Mark II with superimposed focus brackets and On-Demand grid lines
Depth-of-field Control: Yes
Autofocus System: Nikon Multi-CAM 1000
EV -1 to EV +19 (ISO 100)
Maximum Autofocus Areas/Points: 11
Focus Modes: Single-servo AF (S)
Continuous-servo (C)
Manual (M)
Manual (M) with electronic rangefinder

Single-point AF Mode
Dynamic AF Mode
Auto-area AF Mode
Focus Lock: AE-L/AF-L button
Half press of shutter-release button (single-point AF in AF-S)
Picture Control: Normal
More vivid
B & W
In-Camera Image Editing: Trim
Color Balance
Image Overlay
Filter Effects
Built-in Flash: Yes, GN: 13 (meters)/42 (feet) at ISO 100
Approx. 2 feet to 9 feet at ISO 100 ft.
External Flash Shoe: Yes
Dust-Off Reference Photo: Yes
Virtual Horizon Camera Indicator: No
Nikon Creative Lighting System Compatibility: Yes, Built-in Commander Mode 2 Groups: A/B 4 Channels: 1-4 TTL, Non-TTL Auto and Manual mode
Flash Sync Speed: Up to 1/200
X-Sync Speed: Up to 1/200
FP High Speed Sync: Up to 1/4000
Flash Sync Modes: Front-curtain sync (normal)
Slow sync
Rear-curtain sync
Red-eye reduction
Red-eye reduction with slow sync
Flash Control: 1) i-TTL flash control by 420 pixel RGB sensor.
2) i-TTL balanced fill flash or standard TTL flash for digital SLR.
3) Non-TTL Auto with SB-800
4) Auto apetrture with SB-800 and CPU lens
5) Range priority manual with SB-800
Accessory Shoe: Yes
Self-timer: Electronically controlled timer with 2 to 20 seconds duration ( 2,5,10 and 20 second selectable)
Time Settings: Date, Time, Daylight Savings Time and World Time Settings
Batteries: EN-EL3e Lithium-ion Battery
AC Adaptor: EH-5 AC Adapter
Battery Charger: MH-18a Quick Charger
Image Comment: Yes
Voice Memo Function: No
Battery Life: 2700 shots (Nikon Standard)
Tripod Socket: 1/4-20
Approx. Dimensions: Width 5.2 in. (132mm)
Height 4.1 in. (103mm)
Depth 3.0 in. (77mm)
Approx. Weight: 20.48 oz. (585g)
Supported Languages: German, English, Spanish, Finnish, French, Italian, Dutch, Polish, Portuguesse, Russian, Swedish, Trad. Chinese, Simple Chinese, Japanese, Korean
Supplied Software: Software Suite CD-ROM
Optional Accessories: MB-D80 Multi-Power Battery Pack, DK-21M Magnifying Eyepiece, EH-5 AC Adapter, ML-L3 Wireless MC-DC1 Remote Control, Remote Cord, SB-800/SB-600/SB-R200 Speedlights, Capture NX, Camera Control Pro
Supplied Accessories: EN-EL3e Rechargeable Li-ion Battery, MH-18a Quick Charger, EG-D2Audio Video Cable, UC-E4 USB Cable, AN-DC1 Strap, BF-1ABody cap, DK-5Eyepiece Cap, DK-21 Rubber Eyecup, BM-7 LCD monitor cover, Accessory shoe cover, Software Suite CD-ROM. Supplied accessories may differ in each country or area.
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