D80 is the latest digital SLR camera launched by Nikon in India. With this article, explore the features and specification of Nikon D 80 digital camera.

Nikon D80

Say, “Nikon,” and beautiful, crisp stills grace your mind. Nikon, the pioneers in digital cameras, has come up with the brilliant and tempting 10.2 mega pixel D80, just after 15 months of the launch of their prodigal D70s. D80looks much like its elder sibling, D70 and dexterously finds its position betwixt the rookie D50 and the professional grandpa D200.
Nikon D80
D80, as mentioned earlier, looks much like D70, yet has a unique difference and can be baptized as a completely new model. It looks, as though, it is the favorite child of mother Nikon, as the company has given it the strengths of its various models. It has a 10.2 mega pixel DX formal CCD; the metering sensor has been plucked from D50 and various other parts have been borrowed from D200.
Nikon D80 works on a 10.2 megapixel DX format CCD (1.5x FOV crop) and has an Image processing engine (similar to D200 / D2X), with a 3D Color Matrix Metering II and 420 pixel sensor (same as D50) that gives you an amazingly real picture. It comes with an 11-area AF system (new version of Multi-CAM 1000, similar to D200).
To make your photography easier, fast and hassle free, the camera has Custom Auto ISO (selectable maximum ISO, minimum shutter speed), Configurable high ISO and long exposure noise reduction. Mechanical-only shutter (maximum 1/4000 sec, flash sync to 1/200 sec), quoted 80 ms shutter lag (short viewfinder blackout; 160 ms), larger and brighter pentaprism viewfinder (x0.94 magnification) and support for SD-HC (SD cards over 2 GB in capacity) are some of the other features.
D80’s in-camera retouching boasts of D-Lighting (shadow / highlight enhancement), Red-eye reduction, Trimming, Monochrome, Filter effects, Small picture Image overlay and Multiple-exposures. Along with that, a compact body (smaller, lighter than D70/D70s), improved menu user interface (same as D200), higher capacity EN-EL3e battery (provides detailed information, same as D200) and wireless flash integration (same as D200) are the features that woo you.
Technical Specifications
Image Sensor Format
Image Sensor Type
Sensor Size
23.6 x 15.8mm
Total Pixels
12 million
Effective Pixels
10.2 million
Image Area (L) DX Format
(L) 3872 x 2592
(M) 2896 x 1944
(S) 1936 x 1296
Top Continuous Shooting Speed at full resolution
3 frames per second
Continuous Shooting Options (Single)
LCD Monitor Size
2.5 in. diagonal
LCD Monitor Type
LCD Monitor Resolution
230,000 Dots
LCD Monitor Angle of View
170-degree wide-viewing angle
Shutter type
Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane
Slowest Shutter Speed
30 sec. in steps of 1/3, 1/2 EV
Fastest Shutter Speed
1/4000 sec. in steps of 1/3, 1/2 EV
Bulb Shutter Setting
Mirror Lock Up
Lowest Standard ISO Sensitivity
Highest Standard ISO Sensitivity
1600 in steps of 1 EV
Highest Expanded ISO Sensitvity
Hi1 (ISO 3200 Equivalent)
White Balance
Fine Tune by Kelvin Color Temperature Setting
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
Image Optimization
More vivid
B & W
Lithium-Ion EN-EL3e (7.4 V, 1500 mAh)
Battery status
Remaining charge (%)
• No. of shots taken since last charge
• Battery life (5 stage)
Vertical grip
MB-D80 (optional)
132 x 103 x 77 mm (5.2 x 4.1 x 3.0 in)
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