Nikon D80 Digital SLR Camera with AF-S DX 18-135 Lens
The Nikon D80 Digital SLR Camera is 10 megapixel compact and light-weight with 2.5" LCD. The Nikon D80 comes with AF-S DX 18 - 135 mm F3.5 - F5.6G ED (27 - 202.5 mm equiv. FOV, 7.5x zoom) Lens. RRP $1399. NO LONGER AVAILABLE.
|What's in the box?||
|Nikon D80 Digital SLR Body|
AF-S DX 18 - 135mm Lens
Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery (EN-EL3a)
Quick Charger (MH-18a)
USB Cable EG-E4
Video Cable EG-D2
Rubber Eyecup DK-21
LCD monitor cover
Accessory Shoe Cover
Software - Picture Project CD-ROM
12 Month Warranty with Nikon Australia
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Full Specifications of the Nikon D80 Digital SLR Camera (from Nikon)
|Effective Pixels||10.2 million|
|Image Sensor||RGB CCD, 23.6 x 15.8mm; total pixels: 10.75 million, Nikon DX format|
|Image Size (pixels)||3,872 x 2,592 [L], 2,896 x 1,944 [M], 1,936 x 1,296 [S]|
(Recommended Exposure Index)
|100 to 1600 (ISO equivalent) in steps of 1/3 EV, plus HI-0.3, HI-0.7 and HI-1|
|Storage Media||SD memory card, SDHC compatible|
|Storage System||Compressed NEF (RAW): 12-bit compression, JPEG: JPEG baseline-compliant|
|File System||Exif 2.21, Compliant DCF 2.0 and DPOF|
|White Balance||Auto (TTL white balance with 420-pixel RGB sensor), six manual modes with fine-tuning, color temperature setting (Kelvin), preset white balance; white balance bracketing also available|
|LCD Monitor||2.5-in., 230,000-dot, low-temperature polysilicon TFT LCD with brightness adjustment allows up to 170-degree viewing angle.|
|Playback Function||1) Full frame; 2) Thumbnail (4 or 9 segments); 3) Zoom; 4) Slideshow (Standard or Pictmotion); 5) RGB histogram indication; 6) Shooting data; 7) Highlight point display; 8) Auto image rotation|
|Delete Function||Card format, All photographs delete, Selected photographs delete|
|Video Output||Can be selected from NTSC and PAL|
|Interface||USB 2.0 (Hi-speed) (mini-B connector); SD card slot: supports firmware updates via SD cards|
|Text Input||Up to 36 characters of alphanumeric text input available with LCD monitor and multi-selector; stored in Exif header|
|Compatible Lenses||Nikon F mount (with AF coupling and AF contacts)|
|Picture Angle||Equivalent in 35mm  format is approx. 1.5 times lens focal length|
|Viewfinder||Fixed eye-level pentaprism; built-in diopter adjustment (-2.0 to +1.0m-1)|
|Focusing Screen||Type-B BriteView Clear Matte screen Mark II with superimposed focus brackets and On-Demand grid lines|
|Viewfinder Frame Coverage||Approx. 95% (vertical and horizontal)|
|Viewfinder Magnification||Approx. 0.94x with 50mm lens at infinity; -1.0m-1|
|Viewfinder Information||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|
|Autofocus||TTL phase detection by Nikon Multi-CAM 1000 autofocus module with AF-assist illuminator (approx. 0.5m to 3.0m); Detection range: EV -1 to +19 (ISO 100 equivalent, at normal temperature: 20Â°C/68Â°F)|
|Lens Servo||Instant single-servo (AF-S); continuous-servo (AF-C); auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A); manual (M); predictive focus tracking automatically activated according to subject status in continuous-servo AF|
|Focus Areas||11 areas; any single area can be selected; center focus area can be switched from normal to wide-frame|
|AF Area Modes||1) Single Area AF: Focuses only on subjects in the selected area. Selection can be made from any one of the eleven AF spot sensors. 2) Dynamic Area AF: Focuses on subject in the selected area, but follows the subject if it moves from its original position, shifting instantly and automatically to the focus area into which the subject has moved. 3) Auto-area AF: measures all 11 focus areas, automatically determines which of them are on the primary subject, and activates only those areas.|
|Focus Lock||Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button|
|Exposure Metering System||Three-mode through-the-lens (TTL) exposure metering; 1) 3D Color Matrix Metering II (type G and D lenses); color matrix metering II (other CPU lenses); metering performed by 420-segment RGB sensor; 2) Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 6, 8, or 10mm diameter circle in center of frame; 3) Spot: Meters 3.5mm diameter circle (about 2.5% of frame) centered on active focus area (on center focus area when non-CPU lens is used, or if Auto-area AF is selected)|
|Exposure Metering Range (ISO 100, f/1.4 lens, 20Â°C/68Â°F)||1) EV 0 to 20 (3D Color Matrix or center-weighted metering); 2) EV 2 to 20 (spot metering)|
|Exposure Meter Coupling||CPU coupling|
|Exposure Modes||Digital Vari-Program (Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Macro Close up, Sports, Night Landscape, Night Portrait); Programmed Auto [P] with flexible program; Shutter-Priority Auto [S]; Aperture Priority Auto [A]; Manual [M]|
|Exposure Compensation||Â±5 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV|
|Exposure Lock||Luminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button|
|Auto Exposure and Flash Bracketing||2 to 3 exposures in increments between 1/3 to 2.0 EV|
|Shooting Modes||1) Single frame shooting mode; 2) Continuous shooting mode: approx. 3 frames per second; 3) Self-timer; 4) Delayed remote mode; 5) Quick-response remote mode|
|Shutter||Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal plane shutter, 30 to 1/4000 sec. in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV, bulb|
|Sync Contact||X-contact only; flash synchronization at up to 1/200 sec.|
|Flash Control||1) TTL: TTL flash control by 420-pixel RGB sensorBuilt-in Flash, SB-800, SB-600: i-TTL balanced fill-flash (except when using spot metering exposure mode), Built-in Flash, SB-800, SB-600: standard i-TTL flash (when using spot metering); 2) Auto aperture: Available with SB-800 with CPU lens; 3) Non-TTL Auto: Available with Speedlights such as SB-800, 80DX, 28DX, 28, 27, and 22s; 4) Range-priority manual; available with SB-800|
|Flash Sync Mode||1) Auto; 2) Fill-in flash; 3) Red-eye Reduction; 4) Red-eye Reduction with Slow Sync; 5) SlowSync; 6) Rear-curtain Sync; 7) Off|
|Built-in Flash||(Auto, Portrait, Macro Close up, Night Portrait) auto flash with auto pop-up; Manual pop-up with button releaseGuide number (ISO 100, m/ft.): approx. 13/42|
|Flash Compensation||-3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV|
|Accessory Shoe||Standard ISO hot-shoe contact with safety lock provided|
|Self-timer||Electronically controlled timer with 2 to 20 seconds duration (2, 5, 10, and 20 second selectable)|
|Depth of Field Preview||When CPU lens is attached, lens aperture can be stopped down to value selected by user (A and M modes) or value selected by camera (P and S modes)|
|Remote Control||Via MC-DC1 Remote Cord (optional) or ML-L3 Wireless Remote Control (optional)|
|Power Source||One EN-EL3e Rechargeable Li-ion Battery, MB-D80 battery pack (optional) with one or two rechargeable Nikon EN-EL3e Li-ion batteries or six AA alkaline (LR6), Ni-MH (HR6), lithium (FR6) batteries, or nickel-manganese (ZR6) AA batteries, EH-5 AC Adapter (optional)|
|Tripod Socket||1/4 in. (ISO 1222)|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||Approx. 5.2 x 4.1 x 3.0 in. (132 x 103 x 77mm)|
|Weight||Approximately 1 lb. 5 oz. (585g) without battery, memory card, body cap, or monitor cover|
|Supplied Accessories*||EN-EL3e Rechargeable Li-ion Battery, MH-18a Quick Charger, EG-D2Audio Video Cable, UC-E4 USB Cable, Strap, Body cap, DK-5Eyepiece Cap, DK-21 Rubber Eyecup, BM-7 LCD monitor cover, Accessory shoe cover, PictureProject CD-ROM|
* Supplied accessories may differ in each country or area
|Optional Accessories||MB-D80 Multi-Power Battery Pack, DK-21M Magnifying Eyepiece, EH-5 AC Adapter, ML-L3 Wireless, MC-DC1 Remote Control, SB-800/SB-600/SB-R200 Speedlights, Capture NX, Camera Control Pro|
|Note: Technical specifications are subject to change without notice|
Press release for Nikon D80 DSLR Camera
Nikon UK is pleased to announce the introduction of the D80, a high performance digital SLR camera incorporating Nikon’s latest digital and photographic technologies.
This outstanding interchangeable-lens digital SLR boasts automated operation and advanced features, designed to satisfy photographers with the passion to create beautiful photographs. The D80 features a 10.2 effective megapixel DX Format CCD image sensor, providing a new level of high resolution and sharp detail. With this, however, also comes the freedom to crop creatively and print impressive enlargements. Nikon’s DX Format sensor and F bayonet lens mount design assures compatibility across the comprehensive range of AF and DX Nikkor lenses.
Featuring Nikon’s own high-resolution image processing engine and a new dedicated high-performance processing chip, the camera is a must have for photography enthusiasts. The processing chip has been introduced to significantly accelerate performance on all levels, while achieving lower power consumption and assuring more pictures per battery charge.
The new model inherits many advantageous qualities from Nikon's latest professional digital SLR cameras, including colour independent analog pre-conditioning and high-precision 12-bit digital image processing algorithms. These combine to produce natural-looking images built on faithful colour and tone reproduction.
Nikon's exclusive 3D Colour Matrix Metering II ensures accurate automatic exposure control, even in the most challenging lighting conditions. The system offers the added advantage of evaluating, rather than simply measuring the true content of each scene. Variable centre-weighted metering and spot metering are also available, as are exposure compensation and auto exposure bracketing.
Advanced Auto White Balance (AWB) produces natural colouration by measuring the entire frame of each scene and matching white balance to the light source. For those who wish greater personal control, there is a choice of six specific manual settings: Incandescent, Fluorescent, Direct Sunlight, Flash, Cloudy, and Shade.
The Refined 11-area AF System is based on Nikon's advanced Multi-CAM 1000 AF Sensor Module to ensure consistently fast and precise focus lock in various shooting conditions. This new 11-area AF system offers effective new focusing options that will instill greater confidence for capturing the desired shot.
With a start up time of just 0.18 seconds and a shutter minimal release lag time of approx. 80 milliseconds, the D80 delivers instant response. Continuous shooting at a rapid 3 frames per second, in bursts of up to 100 JPEG makes action photography a reality.
Packing high performance and high resolution into a slimmer, more compact body, the D80 also remains true to Nikon's commitment to intuitive operation. The size, layout and operation of all controls are designed for maximum ease of use. A large, bright viewfinder with large 0.94x magnification ensures the clearest view possible and a built-in diopter adjustment control knob allows the photographer to alter the view to suit eyesight. An integrated grid display can also be activated to assist composition.
A large new 2.5-inch, 230,000-dot high-resolution LCD provides an ultra-wide 170-degree viewing angle from all directions. Images can be previewed easily thanks to a new dedicated zoom button which helps assess sharpness up to 25 times magnification. A new RGB histogram display also assists when evaluating exposures with greater precision. The D80 boasts built-in Standard or Advanced Pictmotion slideshow options, including style selections that control transitions and background music.
A new user-friendly menu interface makes for easier operation and menus can be customized using the "My Menu" setting. Exclusive in-camera image editing features, such as D-Lighting and Red-eye correction, in the new Retouch menu ensure consistently satisfying results and greater creative freedom without the use of a computer. A new Multiple Exposure option creates a single image from up to 3 consecutive exposures to offer a similar effect of that produced with film.
The powerful built-in flash employs Nikon's highly robust i-TTL flash control for greater precision in flash exposure evaluation. Full support for the Advanced Wireless Lighting System allows the built-in flash function to operate as a two-group remote commander providing direct control over wireless SB-800 or SB-600 Speedlights.
Convenient and practical Total Imaging System add-ons include the new MB-D80 Multi-Power Battery Pack, offering extended shooting potential. The Wireless ML-L3 (IR) Remote Control and MC-DC1 Remote Cord options provide necessary camera stability when using long exposures for landscape and macro photography. The D80 comes complete with PictureProject software, enabling easy image importing, editing, organisation and sharing. Design templates make it easy to produce prints, tailor images to e-mail, or layout several images on a page.
Capture NX (available for purchase separately) is Nikon’s highly versatile, yet simple new photo editing solution. It is designed for those who desire more creative control over post-processing and helps achieve the full potential of NEF (RAW) images. Its innovative user interface provides easier access to powerful and visually intuitive enhancement tools.
The Nikon D80 beautifully combines the latest advances in digital technology to ensure every aspiring photographer will enjoy the Nikon digital SLR experience as much as the superb pictures produced with the D80.