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. And its class-leading resolution is only matched by itsability to outperform its predecessors.
One of the key advances in the D80 is its high-resolution image-processing engine. A dedicated new high-performance system large scale integrated processing chip greatly accelerates performance on all levels, while also consuming less power than its predecessors.
The D80 starts up in a mere 0.18 seconds, so is ready to shoot immediately. Its short shutter release time lag of just 80 milliseconds helps ensure 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.
Capable of shooting a rapid 3 frames per second in continuous bursts of up to 100 JPEG images, the D80 makes it easier to stay on top of the action or to capture those unexpected yet precious picture opportunities.
The EN-EL3e rechargeable lithium-ion battery increases energy capacity to deliver 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 help insure consistently satisfying results & greater creative freedom in the field.
Nikon's highly robust i-TTL flash control evaluates flash exposure with greater precision to achieve better automatic flash balance & deliver outstanding results. The D80 incorporates a large, new 2.5-inch high-resolution LCD monitor that provides an ultra-wide 170-degree viewing angle. Images can be previewed at up to 25 times magnification to help accurately assess sharpness.
Refinements to the new 11-area AF system ensure consistently fast & precise focus acquisition under varying shooting conditions, all 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 clear view for precise composition. The diopter adjustment control knob also makes it easier to fine tune the view to match eyesight.
The D80 offers a variety of built-in slideshow options, including style selections such as the Pictmotion option that control transitions & background music. Enjoy on the camera's 2.5-inch LCD monitor, or on a television with audio when connected via supplied AV Cable.
|Type of Camera||Single-lens reflex digital camera|
|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]|
|ISO Sensitivity||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|
|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 andOn-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 canbe 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 MeteringII (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 diametercircle (about 2.5% of frame) centered on active focus area (on center focus areawhen 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 oneor 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|
|Warranty||Body: Nikon One Year|