Nikon D80 10.2MP Digital SLR Camera Kit with 18-55mm ED II AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor Lens – Reviews & Compare Deals

Nikon D80 10.2MP Digital SLR Camera Kit with 18-55mm ED II AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor Lens – Reviews & Compare Deals
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Includes 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 Lens / Uses F mount lenses / SD Memory Card Slot / USB 2.0 / 2.5-inch LCD / 3D Color Matrix Meter Up to 2,700 images per battery charge - High-Efficiency power systems featuring reduced power consumption and Real-Time Fuel Gauge with Nikon's EN-EL3e Lithium Ion rechargeable battery Nikon 3D Color Matrix Metering II, plus Variable Center-Weighted and Spot Metering. Nikon's 3D Color Matrix Metering II instantly and accurately evaluates brightness, color, contrast, selected focus area and subject-to-camera distance information, referencing the results against an onboard database of 30,000 scenes from actual photography. Vary the size of the center-weighted area reading and spot metering readings correspond to 11 focusing points 11-area AF system with Wide-area Center Segment and Auto-area AF functions 2.5 LCD screen ISO Sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index) - 100 to 1600 In-Camera Image Editing with Retouching Menu Built-in Speedlight with Nikon i-TTL flash...
Nikon D80 10.2MP Digital SLR Camera Kit with 18-55mm ED II AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor Lens

Nikon D80 10.2MP Digital SLR Camera Kit with 18-55mm ED II AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor Lens

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  • 10.2-megapixel CCD captures enough detail for large, photo-quality prints
  • 2.5-inch LCD display; power-up time of approximately 0.2 seconds
  • RAW and JPEG capture; burst mode allows for capture of three frames per second for up to 100...
  • Image optimization functions and in-camera image retouching
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  • EAN: 0018208094257
  • MPN: 9425
  • UPC: 018208094257
  • Model: 9425
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  1. Yes, 2012 is drawing to a close in a couple of months, and I just reverted back to a camera introduced in 2006 – the D80.Why on earth did I do that? The D50 I started with in 2005 was a fantastic camera. Well, I got caught up in the megapixel marketing hype AND digital video craze, and decided it was time to upgrade. So I sold my D50 and went for the D3100. The D3100 is a great camera on paper; the specs are excellent. But the feel is much more “Fisher Price” than “Nikon” in my opinion. The grip was tiny and the camera just didn’t have the “feel” I was used to with the D50 (some people would consider the lighter weight an advantage, but I found that I missed my steady old camera). And when I took pictures the D3100 didn’t seem to want to focus like the D50 did (which probably could have been remedied in some menu buried in the settings, but I couldn’t quite get the D3100 to cooperate). I took plenty of A+ pictures with the D3100, but I felt almost like I was carrying around a point-and-shoot camera that is dumbed down for the masses.So I recently decided to take the crazy plunge of selling my D3100 and go backwards in time to the D80. My first instinct was just to pick up another D50, but the D80 had enough improvements (yet was still similar to the D50) that I went for the D80 (more megapixels, ability to accept SD cards > 2GB, and more bells and whistles). The price for a good used one at the time of this review is well under $300, and now that I have taken the plunge I cannot tell you how happy I am with the new camera.The D80 has made me really learn more about adjustments and how to take great pictures, and playing with the settings “on-the-fly” is 100 times easier with the D80 than it was the D3100. I love the fact that the D80 has the old-school readout on the top of the camera that tells you pertinent info at a glance (even has a backlight for that). Sure, the D3100 tells you all of that stuff on the main LCD panel on the back of the camera, but it is an extra step than gets old quickly. The D80 has a few additional buttons and a wheel on the front that really speeds up the process of changing settings, viewing photos, and changing things around in a snap. In a period of about 2 mintues I took 20 pictures of the moon, and tried a wide range of ISO settings and shutter speeds. I wound up taking some phenominal shots using ISO 100 and a shutter speed of 400 (no noise and very little hand shake blurring). But with the D3100 (or some of the other newer models), I would have had to jump through multiple menus to accomplish the same feat. I would simply not have gone through those steps and my moon picture would have turned out too bright and would have been blurry, and I would have shrugged my shoulders. But the D80 has renewed my photography interest, and amazes me how great pictures can be even from an “old” camera.In summary, if you are looking to get into a good DSLR, don’t think that you HAVE to buy the newest thing; if you find an older camera at a good price, give it a shot. For the money (again, 6 years after it was released), the D80 is a fantastic camera!

  2. So I purchased this camera used, in “good” condition. So, although it seems like that could have been upped to a “like New” condition, I will not let that phase the review.For starters, What I like about the CameraThis D-SLR fits very comfortably in the hand. The grip is well molded to fit my average sized hand and makes it very easy to use it for prolonged amounts of time. The buttons are very well placed on the camera, I am able to reach almost all of the ones on the right side with my right hand. This, again, makes it very easy to use for prolonged amounts of time since I do not have to outreach my fingers. Another feature I like about the camera is the interface. The menus are easy to navigate and for anyone who is a novice, there is a setting in the menu that makes it more simplified for you. Scrolling through photos taken is a breeze, I can quickly swap between multiple photos with the wheel, or thumb pad. The camera also has a feature where when viewing photos, by turning the front wheel, it will show you the different Hue densities, Image file info, Highlighted areas, and tools for making small in camera edits such as brightness and contrast. The Lens that came with mine is the 18-135mm lens, so the following information is based upon that. The included lens has an auto focus that VERY quickly snaps to make a very clear image quickly. The auto focus most of the time will focus better than manual.Next, Specific features about the cameraThe camera can be set to a very wide range of shutter speeds, 30 seconds to 1/4000 of a second to be exact.Inside the menu, you can select a feature that will you to take a double exposure photo, This is not very clearly mentioned, and is definitely a big plus.The camera can be set to take very low resolution images in JPEG format, and also very high res RAW files. a very nice counterpart of this is it will allow you to store a photo as two types as once, for example: the same photo in both RAW and JPEGAs stated in the above paragraph, the camera has some simple editing software inside, allowing for simple contrast and brightness adjustments.Next, things I don’t like about the cameraThere aren’t many things to not like, If I had to dislike anything it would be the include lens. The lens is HIGHLY sensitive to dust collection. I notice that an extreme amount of dust has collected on the internal lens. (I know the difference between little dust and a lot of dust) The dust is not my fault either, the camera is stored inside a case and the only time it could collect dust is during use. Otherwise, the camera is great!

  3. This is my 2nd D80. I dropped the first one and it was beyond repair so I though I would check Amazon.I found a used D80 shipped and sold by Amazon listed as good condition. I though I would give it a try and I couldn’t be happier. Amazon is really lenient in their grading scale because to me it was in like new condition. It looks brand new, not a scratch anywhere (on the body or rear / top monitor), the SD card slot hinge is very strong and flips open and when I checked the shutter actuation, it was 324! So I pretty much bought a brand new D80 body for one hundred and ninety eight dollars!!!The D80 is a great camera. I highly recommend you check out Ken Rockwells site, he goes in depth about the D80 as well as other camera. I have a few lenses (18-55mm, 55-300mm, 35mm PRIME and 50mm PRIME) and so far the lens I leave on is the 35mm. It takes superb pictures and if you have your camera out at night or low light areas the 1.8 comes in really handy. The 18-55mm lens is a great all around lens to have if you’re doing day shots and or are in a good lighting situation.All in all I will keep coming back to Nikon and for now I’m sticking with the D80.Thank you Amazon and thank you Nikon!

  4. I had two Nikon D80s stolen from me much to my dismay and sadness.I have photographed many weddings as well as just about every else in the past and hope to continue to do so but needed another D80. I’m just not happy without one. So when I saw this one advertised with the 18-135 mms lens, I grabbed it because I like to get up-close and personal with my subjects. I’m very pleased with this camera. It’s as good as my first one that I paid over $2000.00 for. I see nothing wrong with it. In total I got it, a great lens and charger for about $300.

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