The Nikon D80 DSLR camera's front with Nikon F mount and support of a wide range of high-quality AF and DX Nikkor lenses. The Nikon D80 benefits from Nikon's Total Digital Imaging System.
A large new 2.5-inch LCD monitor with a 170˚ viewing angle and new dedicated zoom button assist accurate and easy assessment of sharpness by enabling image preview at up to 25 times magnification.
The Nikon D80 takes only 0.18 seconds to power up. The shutter's minimal release lag time of approx. 80 milliseconds delivers instant response while shooting, as does the fast and precise focus of the refined 11-area AF system with AF-illuminator.
Images are processed instantly and recorded quickly to the Secure Digital memory card. Preview images are also displayed near instantly and continuous shooting at 3 frames per second in bursts of up to 100 JPEG is possible
The inbuilt flash employs Nikon's i-TTL flash control for greater precision in flash exposure evaluation that achieves better automatic flash balance. i-TTL flash control also helps realize built-in digital flash effects.
Packing high performance into a compact body, the Nikon D80 remains true to Nikon's commitment to intuitive operation. The size, layout and operation of all buttons and controls are designed for maximum ease of use.
Ensuring consistently fast and precise focus lock under varying shooting conditions is the Nikon D80's refined 11-area AF system. The new 11-area AF system adds effective new focusing options that will instill greater confidence in getting the desired shot.
The Nikon D80 makes use of Nikon's Creative Lighting System, offering benefits such as i-TTL flash control, Advanced Wireless Lighting and enabling high-precision flash photography with SB-800, SB-600 and SB-R200 Speedlights.
The Nikon D80 features a new 10.2 effective Megapixel DX Format CCD image sensor, bringing a new level of high resolution and sharp detail to the class whilst also providing plenty of freedom to crop creatively and print impressive enlargements.