The D80 features a 10.2 effective megapixel Nikon DX Format CCD image sensor. Optimized to capture sharp details & yield extraordinarily high-resolution images, this new sensor provides plenty of freedom to crop creatively or print impressive enlargements. Its class-leading resolution is only matched by it's ability to outperform its predecessors.
A key advancement is the high-resolution, high-performance image-processing engine, also consuming less power than its predecessors. Starts up in 0.18 seconds, ready to shoot immediately. Its short shutter release time lag of just 80 milliseconds ensures instant response while shooting, as does the fast & precise focus of the new 11-area AF system with AF-assist illuminator. Images are processed & recorded extremely fast while preview images are displayed instantly.
Shoots a rapid 3 frames p.s. in continuous bursts of up to 100 JPEG images, makeing it easier to stay on top of the action & capture unexpected, precious picture opportunities.
The EN-EL3e rechargeable lithium-ion battery delivers enough power to shoot as many as 2,700 images per charge. Consistently dependable exposure is the hallmark of Nikon's exclusive 3D Color Matrix Metering II. Exclusive in-camera image editiing features under the D80's retouch menu insure consistent results & greater creative freedom in the field.
A highly robust i-TTL flash control evaluates flash exposure with greater precision to achieve better auto flash ballance with outstanding results. The D80 incorporates a large, new 2.5-inch high-resolution LCD monitor providing an ultra-wide 170-degree viewing angle. Preview at up to 25 times magnification to help accurately assess sharpness.
Refinements to the 11-area AF system ensure consistently fast, precise focus acquisition under varying conditions, while adding effective new focusing options. The D80 incorporates 7 Digital Vari-Programs (Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Macro Close up, Sports, Night Landscape, Night Portrait)
Optimization of sharpening, contrast, color, saturation & hue is controlled by the choice of Normal, Softer, Vivid, More Vivid, Portrait, Custom & Black & White. A new eye-level optical viewfinder features large magnification (0.94x) & helps ensure a clearer view.
Features a variety of slideshow options, & style selections like the Pictmotion option that control transitions & background music. Enjoy on the camera's 2.5-inch LCD monitor, or on a television with audio (via supplied AV Cable)
The extraordinarily versatile AF Zoom-Nikkor lens is perfect for an extremely wide variety of shooting situations ranging from tight sports, action and portraits to wide-angle landscapes
Enjoy picture angle performance that approximates that of a 28-200mm lens on a 35mm film SLR. Advanced Nikon engineering, in particular the compact Silent Wave Motor, has enabled a highly compact lightweight design with excellent handling Characteristics.