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    Digital Photography Review

    Nikon D80 reviewPage 2. Specifications

    Nikon D80 specifications

    Price (US) Body only: $ 999 [check price] Body + 18-135 mm DX lens kit: $ 1299

    Price (UK) Body only: 699 Body + 18-135 mm DX lens kit: 949

    Sensor * 23.6 x 15.8 mm CCD sensor Nikon DX format (1.5x FOV crop) 10.2 million effective pixels 10.8 million total pixels RGB Color Filter Array 12-bit A/D converter

    Image sizes * 3872 x 2592 (Large, 10.0 MP) 2896 x 1944 (Medium, 5.6 MP) 1936 x 1296 (Small, 2.5 MP)

    File formats NEF (12-bit compressed RAW) JPEG (EXIF 2.21) NEF+JPEG

    File sizes(approx.)

    NEF (RAW): 12.4 MB JPEG Large / Fine: 4.8 MB JPEG Large / Normal: 2.4 MB JPEG Medium / Fine: 2.7 MB JPEG Medium / Normal: 1.3 MB JPEG Small / Fine: 1.2 MB JPEG Small / Normal: 0.6 MB

    Lens mount Nikon F mount (with AF coupling & AF contacts)


    DX Nikkor : All functions supported Type G or D AF Nikkor : All functions supported Micro Nikkor 85 mm F2.8D : All functions supported except autofocus and someexposure modes Other AF Nikkor*2 : All functions supported except 3D color matrix metering,

    i-TTL balanced fill-fl ash for digital SLR Non-CPU : Can be used in exposure mode M, but exposure meter does notfunction; electronic range finder can be used if maximum aperture is f/5.6 orfaster*1 IX Nikkor lenses can not be used*2 Excluding lenses for F3AF

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    Autofocus TTL phase detection Nikon Multi-CAM 1000 autofocus module * Detection range: -1 to +19 EV (ISO 100 equivalent, normal temperature)

    AF Assist White light lamp Approximate range 0.5 to 3.0 m (1.6 - 9.8 ft)

    Lens servo Single-servo AF (AF-S) Continuous-servo AF (AF-C) Automatic AF-S/AF-C (AF-A) * Manual focus (M)

    Focus tracking Predictive focus tracking automatically activated according to subject status incontinuous-servo AF

    Focus area * Normal: 11 areas, single area or group can be selected Wide: focus area can be switched to center wide-frame focus area

    AF Area mode Single Area AF Dynamic Area AF Auto Area AF *

    Focus lock Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF)or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button

    Exposure mode Digital Vari-program- Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close up, Sports, Night landscape, Night portrait

    Programmed auto (P) with flexible program Shutter-priority auto (S) Aperture priority auto (A)

    Manual (M)

    Metering * Three mode through-the-lens (TTL) exposure metering system 3D color matrix metering II 420-pixel RGB sensor Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 6, 8, or 10-mm circle in center offrame Spot: Meters 3.5 mm circle (about 2.5% of frame) centered on active focus area

    Metering range EV 0 to 20 (3D color matrix or center-weighted metering) EV 2 to 20 (spot metering) (ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens, 20 C) *

    Meter coupling Combined CPU and AI *


    +/- 5 EV 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps

    AE Lock Exposure value locked by pressing AE-L/AF-L button

    AE Bracketing 2 or 3 frames +/- 2 EV 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps

    Sensitivity Auto ISO (customizable) ISO 100 ISO 125 ISO 160 ISO 200 ISO 250 ISO 320 ISO 400 ISO 500 ISO 640 ISO 800

    ISO 1000 ISO 1250 ISO 1600 ISO 2000 equiv. (HI 0.3) * ISO 2500 equiv. (HI 0.7) * ISO 3200 equiv. (HI 1.0) *

    Auto ISOoptions *

    Maximum ISO (200, 400, 800 or 1600) Minimum shutter speed (1 to 1/125 sec)

    Shutter Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal plane shutter * 30 to 1/4000 sec * 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps Flash X-Sync: up to 1/200 sec * Bulb

    White balance Auto (TTL white-balance with 420 pixels RGB sensor *) Six manual modes with fine-tuning

    o Incandescento Fluorescento Direct sunlighto Flasho Cloudy

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    o Shade Kelvin color temperature * Preset white balance (immediate or from photo) * White balance bracketing possible

    WB Bracketing 2 or 3 frames +/- 1, 2 or 3 mired

    Color space Ia (sRGB) II (Adobe RGB) IIIa (sRGB - optimized for landscapes)

    Imageparameters *

    Preset modes: Normal, Softer, Vivid, More Vivid, Portrait, B&W Sharpening: Auto, 6 levels Tone: Auto, 5 levels, Custom curve Color mode: Ia (sRGB), II (Adobe RGB), IIIa (sRGB) Saturation: Auto, 3 levels Hue: -9 to +9

    High ISO NR * Normal Low High Off

    Viewfinder * Fixed eye-level pentaprism

    Built-in diopter adjustment (-2.0 to +1.0 m-1)

    Eyepoint: 19.5 mm (at -1.0 m-1) Frame coverage 95% (approx.)

    Viewfinder magnification approx. 0.94x with 50mm lens at infinity; -1.0 m-1 Focusing screen: Type B BriteView clear matte screen Mark II withsuperimposed focus brackets and On-Demand grid lines

    Viewfinderinformation *

    Focus indications Metering system AE/FV lock indicator Flash sync indicator Shutter speed Aperture value Exposure/Exposure compensation indicator ISO sensitivity Exposure mode Flash output level compensation Exposure compensation Number of remaining exposures

    LCD monitor * 2.5" TFT LCD 230,000 pixel TFT 170 degree viewing angle

    Built-in flash Auto pop-up in Auto or Scene modes or in Auto mode Manual pop-up, electronic release Guide number 13 (ISO 100) *

    Flash control TTL : TTL flash control by 420 pixel RGB sensor *o Built-in Speedlight: i-TTL balanced fill-flash or standard i-TTL flash (spot

    metering or mode dial set to M)o SB-800 or 600: i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR and standard i-TTL

    flash for digital SLR Auto aperture: Available with SB-800 with CPU lens * Non-TTL Auto: Available with Speedlights such as SB-800, 80DX, 28DX, 28, 27,and 22s Range-priority manual available with SB-800

    Flash Sync Mode Auto Fill-in flash Red-eye reduction Red-eye reduction with Slow Sync Slow Sync Rear-curtain Sync Off

    Wireless Flash * With SB-800, 600, and R200, supports Advanced Wireless Lighting (SB-600 andR200 only support AWL when used as remote flash), Auto FP High-Speed Sync,Flash Color Information Communication, modeling Flash, and FV Lock

    Flash Syncspeed

    1/200 sec *


    -3 to +1 EV 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps

    Accessory shoe ISO standard hot-shoe with safety lock

    Flash SyncTerminal


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    DOF Preview When CPU lens is attached, lens aperture can be stopped down to value selectedby user (A and M modes) or value selected by camera (other modes)

    Shooting modes Single frame shooting (S) mode Continuous shooting (C) mode: approx. 3 frame per second Self-timer Delayed remote mode Quick-resposne remote mode

    Continuousbuffer *

    6 NEF (or JPEG+NEF) 23 JPEG Large/Fine 100 JPEG any smaller size

    Self-timer 2, 5, 10 or 20 sec

    Remote control Remote Cord MC-DC1 (optional, cable) Remote Control ML-L3 (optional, Infrared) Camera Control Pro software (optional)

    Text input Up to 36 characters of alphanumeric text input is available with LCD monitor andmulti-selector; stored in EXIF header


    Full frame Thumbnail (4 or 9 segments) Zoom (magnified) Slideshow (Standard or Pictmotion) RGB histogram indication * Shooting data Highlight point display

    Auto image rotationDelete function Card format

    All photographs Selected photographs

    Retouching * D-Lighting Red-eye reduction Trimming Overlay Monochrome and Filter Small picture Image overlay

    Languages Chinese (Simplified and Traditional) Dutch English

    Finnish French German Italian Japanese Korean Polish Portuguese Russian Spanish Swedish

    Storage * Secure Digital / Secure Digital HC FAT / FAT32 Supports firmware update via SD card

    Connectivity USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (Mini-B connector) * Mass storage / PTP selectable Video out (NTSC or PAL selectable) DC-IN (optional AC adapter)

    Power Lithium-Ion battery pack EN-EL3e * MB-D80 battery pack / vertical grip (optional) AC Adapter EH-5 (optional)


    0 to 40C (32 to 104F) Less than 85% humidity

    Dimensions * 132 x 103 x 77 mm (5.2 x 4.1 x 3.0 in)

    Weight (nobattery)

    585 g (1.3 lb)

    Weight (inc.


    668 g (1.5 lb)

    Box contents * Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL3e, Quick Charger MH-18a, Audio-Video CableEG-D2, USB Cable UC-E4, Strap, Body cap, Eyepiece Cap DK-5, Rubber EyecupDK-21, LCD monitor cover BM-7, Accessory shoe cover, PictureProject CD-ROM

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    Optionalaccessories *

    Multi-Power Battery Pack MB-D80, Magnifying Eyepiece DK-21M, AC AdapterEH-5, Wireless Remote Control ML-L3, Remote Cord MC-DC1, SpeedlightSB-800/SB-600/R200, Capture NX, Cam