Nikon D80

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Nikon D80[1]
Nikon D80 with Nikkor 50 f1.8 AF.jpg
Type Digital single-lens reflex
Lens Interchangeable, Nikon F-mount

23.6 mm × 15.8 mm Nikon DX format RGB CCD sensor, 1.5 × FOV crop

CCD SONY ICX493AQA 10.14 (gross 10.75) Mpixels APS-C 1.8" (23.98 x 16.41mm) sensor side
Maximum resolution 3,872 × 2,592 (10.2 effective megapixels)
ASA/ISO range 100–1600 in 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps, up to 3200 as boost
Recording medium Secure Digital, SDHC compatible
Focus modes Instant single-servo (AF-S); continuous-servo (AF-C); auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A); manual (M)
Focus areas 11-area AF system, Multi-CAM 1000 AF Sensor Module
Exposure modes Programmed Auto [P] with flexible program; Shutter-Priority Auto [S]; Aperture Priority Auto [A]; Manual [M]
Exposure metering TTL 3D Color Matrix Metering II metering with a 420 pixel RGB sensor
Metering modes 3D Color Matrix Metering II, Center-weighted and Spot
Flash Built in Pop-up, Guide number 13m at ISO 100, Standard ISO hotshoe, Compatible with the Nikon Creative Lighting System
Shutter Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
Shutter speed range 30 s to 1/4000 s and Bulb, 1/200 s X-sync
Continuous shooting 3 frame/s up to 100 JPEG or 6 RAW images
Viewfinder Optical 0.94× Pentaprism
Image Processing
Custom WB Auto, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Sunlight, Flash, Cloudy, Shade, Kelvin temperature, Preset
Rear LCD monitor 2.5-inch (64 mm) TFT LCD, 230,000 pixels
Battery Nikon EN-EL3e Lithium-Ion battery
Optional battery packs MB-D80 battery pack (with vertical shutter release) with one or two Nikon EN-EL3e or six AA batteries
Weight Approx. 585 g (1.290 lb) without battery, memory card, body cap, or monitor cover
Made in Thailand

The Nikon D80 is a digital single-lens reflex camera model announced by Nikon on August 9, 2006.[2] The camera shipped the first week of September to US retailers. Considered by many[who?] to be a hybrid of design elements of the entry-level D50 and high-end D200 cameras, it occupied the same price bracket the Nikon D70 did at the time of its release. It was replaced by the Nikon D90 in August 2008.


  • 10.2 Megapixel CCD sensor
  • Seven preset scene modes (Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports, Night Landscape and Night Portrait) selectable using a top-mounted dial
  • User-selectable image optimization options (Normal, Softer, Vivid, More vivid, Portrait, Custom and Black-and-white)
  • In-camera Retouch feature with D-Lighting, Red-eye correction, Trim, Image overlay, Monochrome and Filter effects
  • In-camera Multiple exposure feature (merges up to three consecutive images)
  • USB 2.0 Hi-speed interface
  • Pentaprism viewfinder, rather than the more compact penta-mirror set up (0.94× magnification vs. 0.8× for the D40x). Same one on D200.
  • 2.5 inch, 230,000 pixel LCD monitor (same as in D40, D40x and D200).

The Nikon D80 also inherits some of the D200's features such as the 10.2 MP image sensor, albeit with slower data throughput than the D200. The D80 is the second Nikon DSLR to use the SD card (the D50 being the first), rather than the CF card storage used in the D70, D70s and D200 and higher-end models. The higher storage capacity SDHC standard is also supported.

Optional accessories[edit]

  • Wireless ML-L3 (IR) remote control and MC-DC1 remote cord
  • Battery MB-D80 battery grip. Cheaper after-market clones exist.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Nikon D80". Digital SLR Cameras products line-up. Nikon Corporation. 
  2. ^ "Outstanding performance, ease of operation, versatile personal control and exciting in-camera effects make digital SLR photography more rewarding for all" (Press release). Nikon Corporation. 2006-08-09. 

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