Nikon D80 Digital SLR Camera Body

by Nikon
Nikon D80 Digital SLR Camera Body
shown with optional lens


The 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 while also providing plenty of freedom to crop creatively and print impressive enlargements. Nikon's DX Format sensor and Nikon F bayonet lens mount design assure unprecedented compatibility across the comprehensive assortment of AF Nikkor lenses and DX Nikkor lenses designed exclusively for Nikon digital SLR cameras.


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]

Sensitivity : 100 to 1600 (ISO equivalent) in steps of 1/3 EV, plus HI-0.3, HI-0.7 and HI-1

File Format : Compressed NEF (RAW): 12-bit compression, JPEG: JPEG baseline-compliant

File System : Exif 2.21, Compliant DCF 2.0 and DPOF

Storage Media : SD memory card, SDHC compatible

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

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 Size : 2.5-in.

LCD Monitor : 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

I/O Terminal : NTSC or PAL (selectable in menu)

Interface : USB 2.0 (Hi-speed) (mini-B connector); SD card slot: supports firmware updates via SD cards

Picture Angle : Equivalent in 35mm [135] format is approx. 1.5 times lens focal length

ViewFinder Type : Fixed eye-level pentaprism; built-in diopter adjustment (-2.0 to +1.0m-1)

Eyepoint : 19.5mm (-1.0m-1)

Focusing Screen : Type-B BriteView Clear Matte screen Mark II with superimposed focus brackets and On-Demand grid lines

Viewfinder Frame Coverage/ Magnification : Approx. 95% (vertical & horizontal) / Approx. 0.94x with 50mm lens at infinity; -1.0m-1

Reflex Mirror : Automatic, instant-return type

Lens Aperture : Instant-return type, with Depth-of-field Preview Button

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: 20oC/68oF)

Focus Modes : 1) Single Area AF: Focuses only on subjects in the selected area. Selection can be 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 Metering II (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 dia. circle in center of frame. 3) Spot: Meters 3.5mm dia. circle (about 2.5% of frame) centered on active focus area (on center focus area when non-CPU lens is used, or if Auto-area AF is selected)

Exposure Metering Range : 1) EV 0 to 20 (3D Color Matrix or center-weighted metering). 2) EV 2 to 20 (spot metering)

Exposure Metering Coupling : CPU coupling

Exposure Control : 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]

Auto Exposure Lock : Luminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button

Auto Exposure Bracketing : 2 to 3 exposures in increments between 1/3 to 2.0 EV; Compensation steps: +/-5 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV

Maximum Shutter : 1/4000

Minimum Shutter : 30

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 sensor, Built-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 Modes : 1) Auto 2) Fill-in flash 3) Red-eye Reduction, 4) Red-eye Reduction with Slow Sync, 5) Slow Sync, 6) Rear-curtain Sync 7) Off

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 Button : 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 Remote Cord MC-DC1 (optional) or Wireless Remote Control ML-L3 (optional)

Power Requirements : One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL3e, MB-D80 battery pack (optional) with one or 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, AC Adapter EH-5 (optional)

Battery Life : Up to 2,700 shots with fully charged EN-EL3e battery

Tripod Socket : 1/4 in. (ISO 1222)

Dimensions : Approx. 132 x 103 x 77mm (5.2 x 4.1 x 3.0 in.)

Weight (without batteries) : Approx. 585g (1 lb. 5 oz.) without battery, memory card, body cap, or monitor cover

In the Box

Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
Quick Charger
Audio Video Cable
USB Cable
Body cap
Eyepiece Cap
Rubber Eyecup
LCD monitor cover
Accessory shoe cover
PictureProject CD-ROM


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