Nikon D80 Review

Review Date: November 13th 2006
Author: Michael Roscoe

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Page 1
Introduction / Features
Page 2
Ease of Use
Page 3
Image Quality
Page 4
Sample Images
Page 5
Design
Page 6
Specifications
Page 7
Conclusion

Conclusion


Ratings (out of 5)
Design
4
Features
4.5
Ease-of-Use
4.5
Image Quality
4.5
Value for Money
4

The Nikon D80 was one of the most hyped and eagerly anticipated 10 megapixel DSLRs announced this summer. At the time it was being favourably compared to its only other competitor, the Sony A100, but a lot has happened in recent months. There is now a plethora of sub 1000 10 megapixel DSLRs for consumers to choose from, and the Nikon D80 is in direct competition with Canon's EOS 400D / XTi, as well as similar models from Pentax and Samsung. The Nikon D80 is not the cheapest model on the market and when you add the price of the RAW conversion software on top, this becomes even more apparent. But the camera body follows the highly rated D70s model, which has built up a large, loyal following. Existing Nikon users won't be disappointed with this new model as the company have more than met the challenge of producing a camera with suitable features coupled with fantastic image quality for the enthusiast and beginner DSLR user. The Nikon D80 is now part of a crowded market place and there is even plenty of crossover between this model and Nikon's own 10 megapixel D200 model. Things might get even more confusing with rumour of an imminent D50 replacement due to be released before Christmas but, if one thing is very clear, consumers willing to invest their money in this model will discover that the D80 upholds Nikon's excellent reputation in the DSLR market.

Page 1
Introduction / Features
Page 2
Ease of Use
Page 3
Image Quality
Page 4
Sample Images
Page 5
Design
Page 6
Specifications
Page 7
Conclusion

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