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Nikon D80 Digital Camera

SLR 10.2MP CCD SDHC Jan 2016
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Compatible Memory Cards Release Date
Twenty industry awards
Good value for money
Average flash
81 Reviews + 20 Awards
CNET.com Editor's Choice Trusted Reviews Recommended DP Review Highly Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended
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Reviews

Twenty Industry Awards

Amongst digital cameras of this age and type, this Nikon digital camera is one of the most highly awarded.

The editors of websites CNET.com, PC Mag, Asia.cnet.com, CNET.com.au, Cnetfrance.fr and Zdnet.fr all said that this camera was excellent and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

The writers at three more expert review sites all wrote that this low megapixel digital camera was very good. This Nikon camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from PhotographyBlog.com, Camera Labs and DP Review.

The experts at three more expert review sites all concluded that they would recommend this camera. Trusted Reviews, Dinside.no/data and Alphr.com all gave this Nikon camera a "Recommended" award.

This digital camera received a "Best Buy" award from both review sites Howstuffworks.com and Best4reviews.com, both of which concluded that this Nikon camera was good.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on fourty-six expert reviews from sites including DP Review, PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com and Trusted Reviews the average expert rating of this camera is 85 out of 100.

User Reviews Are Excellent

The average user rating of this Nikon digital camera is excellent based on 6 user reviews. 5 reviewers gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Nikon Has Good Camera Reviews

Based on 25,534 expert and user reviews (including 548 verified purchases), Nikon has good reviews for its digital cameras. Nikon also has good reviews specifically within its low megapixel digital cameras range. 99% of those that bought a Nikon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Power

Good Battery Life

One person said in their reviews that the product had a good battery life. Trolandoo mentioned in April last year “The display, for example, is not that good so do not judge your photos based on hoe they look on the display! The battery life is ok” in their review of the Nikon D80.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Nikon D80 supports video recording, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Smart TV

Good Connectivity

One owner who bought it considered that it was good in terms of connectivity.


Other

Released Over a Year Ago

This low megapixel digital camera has been on the market since April 2017.


Features

Large Feature Set

Seventeen customers who bought the Nikon D80 considered that it had good features. Toptenreviews.com wrote seven years ago “Many features, such as incamera editing” . Toptenreviews.com also said “Loads of custom features” in their review. Eleven years ago Mac World wrote in his review of this digital camera “Very good in-camera editing features” however he gave it a rating of 1 stars.


Camera

Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Nikon D80 does not have a GPS (satellite), although it is worth noting that most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Weight & Dimensions

Excellent Build Quality, Tight Shut Lines, Quality Materials

One person who purchased this digital camera concluded that it was tight. Toptenreviews.com wrote “Excellent build quality, tight shut lines, quality materials” however despite that they only gave it a score of 1 stars.

Average Weight

With a weight of 585 grams, the Nikon D80 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera.

Alternative digital cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Canon PowerShot G16 (£246.99) (356g).

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Compact Yet Still Good to Hold

Two people said in their reviews that the product was compact. Toptenreviews.com wrote in their review of this digital camera seven years ago “Compact yet still good to hold” but in spite of that they scored this digital camera 17.78 out of 100. Expert review site Productsifter.com wrote ten years ago “Hot from the creators of the photo trades most enduring dream machines, Nikon’s latest SLR combines top of the range technologies with compact convenience”.

Two owners reckoned that this digital camera was a good body shape. Photoanswers.co.uk gave the Nikon D80 a score of 6 stars and wrote on expert website Photo Answers.co.uk eight years ago “Nikon's eleventh D-SLR offers a resolution of 10 megapixels and a great price all in a comfortable and easy-to-use body” in their review of this digital camera.

One owner who purchased it concluded that it was good structurally. One person reckoned that it was heavy and bulky.

One person who purchased this digital camera concluded that it was tight. Toptenreviews.com wrote “Excellent build quality, tight shut lines, quality materials” however despite that they only gave it a score of 1 stars.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 2.5 inches, the Nikon D80 has a relatively average display diagonal compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera.

If you want a digital camera with a larger display diagonal then you might also want to consider the Nikon D3000 (£225) (3"), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 (£250.67) (3").

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Support

USB 2.0 Connectivity, Programmable "FUNC" Button, Build, Ease of Use, In-Camera Editing, Help Menu System

Three owners mentioned that it had good technical guidance. Toptenreviews.com wrote “Important -- a good, comprehensive users manual and the transparent protector that clips on over the LCD screen that keeps it clean” in their review of this digital camera. Trolandoo wrote “The quality of the images it can take considering its age is staggering, especially if you make full use of the manual options” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a rating of 6 stars.


Packaging Content

Has a Hand Strap

The Nikon D80 has a hand strap. Most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera also have a hand strap.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Nikon D80 has a batteries included. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera also have a batteries included.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have an HDMI

The Nikon D80 does not have an HDMI, unlike most of the other cameras of this type and age which have an HDMI.

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Picture Quality

Only 3872 X 2592 Pixels Image Resolution

The Nikon D80 has a higher image resolution than most cameras of this age and type. This camera has a 3872 x 2592 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most cameras of a similar age and spec to it have a 3008 x 2000 pixels maximum image resolution. Similar spec cameras that have been around for more than a year maximum image resolutions range from 2560 х 1280 pixels to 7952 x 5304 pixels.

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Price

Good Value for Money

Hardwarezone.com.sg highlighted in their review that this Nikon camera was good value for money.

Why Dont All Makers Offer This Gadget So Cheap, So Simple

Eleven people who reviewed the Nikon D80 reckoned that it was good value for money. Toptenreviews.com wrote “Why dont all makers offer this gadget So cheap, so simple” in their review of the Nikon D80. Toptenreviews.com also wrote “Great value for money if you own compatible lenses, results are almost the best on test, chunky, sturdy build, ergonomically sound control layout” in their review. Eleven years ago expert review site Pcphotomag.com mentioned “The latest nikon d-slr offers a lot AT an affordable priceBy Ibarionex R”.

Five customers who bought it reckoned that it was expensive. Expert review site Kickstartnews.com wrote in their review of the Nikon D80 ten years ago “With customizability rivaling that of the much more expensive and clearly professional level Nikon D”. Pcauthority.com.au wrote eleven years ago “More expensive than its direct competition.”. Photo.net wrote “The Nikon D80 single-lens reflex digital camera is the least expensive current Nikon digital camera that provides autofocus with older Nikkor AF” in their Nikon D80 review.

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Audio

Images With High Detail and Low Noise

Five people said in their reviews that the product was noisy. Toptenreviews.com wrote “Images with high detail and low noise” in their review of this digital camera. Eleven years ago Cnet.com wrote “Excellent color rendition and noise levels” in their review of this digital camera. Toptenreviews.com also said “Good image quality with noise showing up at only ISO 1 600 a” in their review.

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Acceptable Noise Level

Five people said in their reviews that the product was noisy. Toptenreviews.com wrote “Images with high detail and low noise” in their review of this digital camera. Eleven years ago Cnet.com wrote “Excellent color rendition and noise levels” in their review of this digital camera. Toptenreviews.com also said “Good image quality with noise showing up at only ISO 1 600 a” in their review.


Average Flash

Five people who bought the Nikon D80 considered that it did not have a good flash. Seven years ago Toptenreviews.com said “Average flash” in their review of the Nikon D80. Toptenreviews.com also wrote “Flash X-Sync speed reduced to 1200 second, maximum shutter speed is now 14000” in their review. Toptenreviews.com also mentioned “No PC terminal for third party flash” in their review.

Good Video Capture

One owner who purchased it concluded that it was good for video recording. Eleven years ago expert review site Techreviews.tv said “Nikon D80 Digital camera I managed to grab one of the D80 launch samples at the launch yesterday and shot this quick preview video out in the hallway” in their review of this digital camera.

Excellent Viewfinder

Four customers who reviewed the product concluded that it had a good viewfinder. Toptenreviews.com wrote “Best viewfinder experience in its class” but despite that they only gave the Nikon D80 a score of 1 stars. Expert review site Photoxels.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera ten years ago “A large, bright and clear optical viewfinder” .

Two customers wrote in their reviews that it had a good screen.

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High Quality Images

Thirty-one people considered that this digital camera was able to produce good images. Pc Mag wrote in their review of the Nikon D80 on PC Mag “Superb image quality” yet they rated the product 19.4 out of 100. Toptenreviews.com said “Nice image qualitynoise management” in their review of this digital camera nonetheless they scored the product 17.78 out of 100. Toptenreviews.com also mentioned “Great image quality and resolution” in their review.

Four people who purchased it considered that it had a good picture resolution. Toptenreviews.com mentioned “Excellent resolution, lots of detail, not a leap from eight megapixels.” yet they only gave the product a rating of 1 stars. Expert website Photoradar.com gave it a score of 77.235836982495 out of 100 and wrote in their review of the Nikon D80 “Each has ten million pixels”.

Two customers said in their reviews that this digital camera had a good ISO range. Seven years ago Toptenreviews.com said in their review of this digital camera “Sensitivity up to 3200 ISO”. One person reckoned that this digital camera was good in terms of colour rendition.

One customer who purchased it considered that it had a good image sensor. Eleven years ago Gluey said “In favour of the canon are the sensor cleaning and price” in their Nikon D80 review.

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Excellent Lens Range

Eight owners agreed that the product had a good lens. Toptenreviews.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera seven years ago “Excellent lens range”. Toptenreviews.com also mentioned “Good-quality kit lens” in their review. Pcmag.com rated it 6 stars and wrote on PC Mag “If you want more zoom from a kit lens and are willing to pay just a bit more for a D-SLR”.

Five customers said in their reviews that it had a good autofocus. Toptenreviews.com said in their Nikon D80 review “Fast Autofocus”. Eleven years ago expert website Thinkcamera.com mentioned “Focus Priority, Friends, Great Colours, Pass the Hat” in their review of this digital camera. Digitalartsonline.co.uk rated the product 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this digital camera “An improved 11-point autofocus system”.

Three owners said in their reviews that it had a good zoom. Pc Mag said on PC Mag “Zoom lens offers fantastic 7.5X optical zoom coverage”. Toptenreviews.com mentioned seven years ago “Spacious and bright viewfinderversatile 18135 zoom” in their review of this digital camera. Toptenreviews.com also said “Viseur spacieux et lumineux Zoom 18135 mm polyvalent” in their review.

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Design

Good Design and Build Quality

Four owners who purchased the product concluded that it was ergonomic. Ten years ago expert website Dpexpert.com.au wrote “The excellent ergonomics of the old camera carry over into the new” in their review of this digital camera and gave the Nikon D80 a score of 6 stars. Expert website Neocamera.com mentioned “The Nikon D80 competes among them with a large viewfinder, strong ergonomics, great build quality”. Gluey wrote on Amazon “Better ergonomics”.

Two owners considered that it was well designed. Toptenreviews.com wrote in their review of the Nikon D80 “Great colour, sharp pictures, speedy operation, great design” but despite that they gave it a rating of 1 stars.

One owner who reviewed it reckoned that it was good looking. In April last year Trolandoo wrote on Amazon “As you probably know the camera is pretty old so do not expect any of the modern technologies to be included with the camera”.

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Sturdy Build

Sixteen people who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was well made. Toptenreviews.com mentioned in their review of the Nikon D80 “USB 2.0 connectivity, programmable "FUNC" button, build, ease of use, in-camera editing, help menu system”. Digitalcamerainfo.com wrote “Good control interface Excellent auto focus Controls Nikon flashes wirelessly Good image quality Handles noise well at high ISOs (improvement over 200) Solid construction” however despite that they only scored it 14 out of 100. Toptenreviews.com also wrote “Good build quality, very solid feel in the han” in their review.

One person said in their reviews that it was strong and durable. Toptenreviews.com mentioned “Sturdy body” in their review of this digital camera however they only gave this digital camera a rating of 17.78 out of 100.

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Intuitive User Interface

Five people mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to use. Seven years ago Toptenreviews.com said “Image quality, fast start up, customisable control” but even so they gave it a score of 17.78 out of 100. Toptenreviews.com also mentioned “Intuitive user interface” in their review. Pcadvisor.co.uk wrote “The Nikon D80 is an enthusiasts dream and is incredibly rewarding to use” in their review of the Nikon D80.

Four customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was comfortable and easy to hold. Expert review site Stuff.tv wrote eleven years ago “That suits us and our calloused, manly hands, making it fantastically comfortable to grip” and rated it 7 stars. Seven years ago Toptenreviews.com scored it 6 stars and wrote “We’ve included it in this category because it still has many of the features that make a transition from a point and shoot to a DSLR a comfortable experience”.

Two owners who bought the product reckoned that it was easy to handle. Expert review site Best4reviews.com scored this digital camera 9 stars and said “Excellent handling and build, superb performance from the metering” in their review of this digital camera.

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus. Toptenreviews.com mentioned “Top LCD screen to display settings” in their review of this digital camera. One customer thought the product had a good interface. Toptenreviews.com wrote “Since the 80 borrows so much of its features and user interface from the 200, most of what we liked about the 200 applies to the 80 as well”.

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Good Build Quality

Twenty-two owners who reviewed the product agreed that it was good quality. Toptenreviews.com said seven years ago “Superior build quality and handling to rivals”. Toptenreviews.com also wrote “Outstanding image quality, full manual-control, built-in flash works well, quick startup times, high-end resolution, bright” in their review. Toptenreviews.com also wrote “Good design and build quality” in their review.

Nikon D80 Review Sources

To prepare this Nikon D80 review we compared this digital camera to 1,214 other models. For each digital camera that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 298,600 product attributes, 169,860 digital camera reviews and 2,794,400 historical digital camera prices from 0 digital camera retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this digital camera compared to the other models as well as any areas where this digital camera is lacking.

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