Nikon D80 Review

Overall Score

46

Main Features

  • 10 MP APS-C CCD Sensor
  • 100 - 1600 ISO
  • 2" Fixed Screen
  • Optical (pentaprism) Viewfinder
  • 3 fps continuous shooting
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 132 x 103 x 77 mm, 668g.
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  • Replaced: D70
  • Replaced by: D90

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Nikon D80 Overview


First introduced in September, 2006, Nikon D80 is a 10 MP DSLR with a APS-C (23.6 x 15.8 mm) sized CCD sensor. Nikon replaced the older Nikon D70 with D80. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Nikon D80 with Nikon D70

Nikon replaced D80 with Nikon D90. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Nikon D80 with Nikon D90


Nikon D80 comes with a 23.6 x 15.8 mm CCD sensor, which has a diagonal of 28.4 mm (1.11").

- Full Frame
- Nikon D80

Sensor resolution of Nikon D80 ~ 3860 x 2590 pixels.

Nikon D80 has Crop Factor: 1.52

The sensor has a surface area of 372.9 mm².

There are approximate 9,997,400 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Nikon D80


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Nikon D80 with competitors in semi-pro dslr cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Optical Viewfinder
3.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
±5 AE Bracketing Range
Focus Bracketing
External Flash
RAW Support
1/4000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Exposure Mode
Flash Sync Port
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No Image Stabilization
No Environmental Sealing
Small LCD Screen: 2"
Slow Continuous Shooting: 230 fps
No Articulating Screen
No Full HD Video
No AF Face Detection
Low Max Native ISO: 1600
Low Screen Resolution: 230k dots
Weight: 668g
Type Scores

Nikon D80 has an Overall Score of 46/100 and ranked #162 out of 206 in DSLR cameras, and ranked #616 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Nikon D80 Scores
Imaging score
48
Features score
35
Value for money score
60
Portability score
75
Overall score
46
Average Scores in Semi-Pro DSLR
Imaging Score
55
Features Score
58
Value For Money Score
73
Portability Score
70
Overall score
61

Physical Dimensions of Nikon D80


Nikon D80 weighs 668g and has external dimensions of 132 x 103 x 77mm (5.2 x 4.06 x 3.03"). Considering that the average weight of Semi-Pro DSLR cameras is 783g, Nikon D80 is 115 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category. Nikon D80 is less by 9mm more than the average length in Semi-Pro DSLR.

Weight Comparison
Semi-Pro DSLR Cameras


Nikon D80
668g
Average weight
783g
Min weight
479g
Max weight
1074g

Thickness Comparison
Semi-Pro DSLR Cameras


Nikon D80
77mm
Average Thickness
75mm
Min Thickness
64mm
Max Thickness
86mm

Here is the front and top view image of Nikon D80 with the dimensions:

Nikon D80

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight D80 Dimensions D80
Nikon D90 Nikon D90 703 g 668 g 132 x 103 x 77 mm 132 x 103 x 77 mm
Nikon D7200 Nikon D7200 765 g 668 g 136 x 107 x 76 mm 132 x 103 x 77 mm
Nikon D7000 Nikon D7000 780 g 668 g 132 x 105 x 77 mm 132 x 103 x 77 mm
Nikon D70 Nikon D70 679 g 668 g 140 x 111 x 78 mm 132 x 103 x 77 mm
Nikon D3300 Nikon D3300 430 g 668 g 124 x 98 x 76 mm 132 x 103 x 77 mm
Nikon D200 Nikon D200 920 g 668 g 147 x 113 x 74 mm 132 x 103 x 77 mm
Nikon D7100 Nikon D7100 765 g 668 g 136 x 107 x 76 mm 132 x 103 x 77 mm
Nikon D3200 Nikon D3200 505 g 668 g 125 x 96 x 77 mm 132 x 103 x 77 mm

Specifications of Nikon D80


General
Brand Nikon
Model D80
Announced September, 2006
Body Type Mid-size SLR
Lens
Lens Mount Nikon F
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1.5
Number of Lenses 305
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 2"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 230k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage 95%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.64
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 0
Number of Cross Focus Points
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec
Continuous Shooting 3.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 13.00
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Front curtain, Rear curtain, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Wireless
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±5 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size APS-C
Sensor Type CCD
Sensor Dimensions 23.6 x 15.8 mm
Sensor Area 372.9 mm²
Sensor Resolution 10 MP
Max Image Resolution 3872 x 2592
Max Native ISO 1600
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 3200
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution None
Video Formats
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 0 shots
Battery Type
Battery Model EN-EL3e
Physical
Weight 668 g
Physical Dimensions 132 x 103 x 77 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC card
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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