Nikon D80 Review

November 15, 2006 | Mark Goldstein | PhotographyBLOG | 5 Comments |

Nikon D80The new Nikon D80 is Nikon’s latest entry into the fiercely competitive “enthusiast” DSLR camera sector. Effectively replacing the 15 month old D70s, the Nikon D80 retains the same body and general design, whilst borrowing features from the newer and more expensive D200 camera. So is the D80 a worthy upgrade to the popular D70 / D70s, and does it compete with the growing number of mid-range DSLRs?

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#1 Luke

Small correction: the D80 body is based on the D50 and the main addition is an extra command dial. The D70 body was much bigger.

1:23 pm - Tuesday, November 14, 2006

#2 Albatron

I love Nikon D800!!! I want buy, please send me information to email...

11:32 am - Sunday, October 21, 2007

#3 Ash

I bought this Nikon D80 with a 28 - 210mm Nikkor D lens - it is simply be best camera I have ever used. I thoroughly recommend it. I upgraded from a Nikon F90X with a combination of lenses and a pentax optio 555 compact - the latter of which I still use. The Nikon takes astonishing pictures. I dropped it onto a concrete floor within 10 mins of buying it (nearly a year ago) - you could hear the gasps of sympathy of the rest of the bar - as they had just watched me upwrap it and set it up!! The Nikon was unblemished and completely unscathed to my amazement! Since then it has been round the world and taking pictures of my 3 year old - the point and shoot is what I use the most and I have some astounding pictures of her which are blown up to large sizes and fantastically clear. Even my sceptical wife is very impressed (I buy far too many expensive gadgets for her liking!) and has commented that when we went to Canada to go whale and bear watching - the camera paid for itself with the pictures I took - with minimal effort. As a final note - I have had several Canon's - camcorder, still 35mm and digital cameras - and all of them have broken down several times - I will never buy that make again as most disappointed. (Same for Sony TV's and videos in the past - now buy Philips and Panasonic - no problems ever since doing so)

5:56 pm - Sunday, January 13, 2008

#4 Tubs

I bought the D80 to replace a Coolpix 8700. Having used both together for the last year I can tell you the the simpler and lower resolution 8700 delivers better and more consistant results.

12:12 pm - Thursday, June 5, 2008

#5 dirk-jan boon

a very good review
thanks for sharing

7:01 pm - Sunday, January 10, 2010