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Wednesday, Oct 18, 2006

Nikon D80 Review - Megapixel

Oct 18, 2006 | Category: Nikon D80

The Nikon D80 is an important step beyond the Nikon D70, and is an excellent alternative to the more expensive Nikon D200.

Compared to its predecessor, the D80’s autofocus is much faster, its sensitivity range is greater and it is equipped with a 2.5-inch LCD monitor. Just as important, the 10.2-megapixel resolution of the D80 allows it to capture even finer details than had been possible with the D70.

Last but not least, the D80 can be mated to a vertical grip that supports a second shutter release for vertical shots, something that was unavailable on the D70.

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Sunday, Oct 01, 2006

Nikon D80 Review - Local Viewfinder

Oct 01, 2006 | Category: Nikon D80

It’s hard to find any fault with the Nikon D80. Only the mere existence of the Nikon D200 does it remind us what the D80 strives to be.

The upgrade path from both Nikon D50 and Nikon D70 is clearly the D80 with its advanced features and SD memory requirements. The only downside is that early adopters who have established workflow or enjoy working with NEF will need to wait for 3rd party vendors to support the D80 among other accessories that will trickle in over the next few months.. but it’s well worth the wait.

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Wednesday, Aug 16, 2006

Nikon D80 Review - Hardware Zone

Aug 16, 2006 | Category: Nikon D80

A key selling point of the Nikon D80 is that it is able to capture at a much higher 10.2-megapixel resolution using the DX Format CCD image sensor as opposed to the Nikon D50 and Nikon D70s. More importantly, this sensor is also being used in the mid-range D200 DSLR. Besides being more energy efficient than its predecessors, the other advantage that came with the new imaging and processing package was the incorporation of color independent analog pre-conditioning with improved 12-bit digital image processing algorithms.

Another cool feature new to the D80 DSLR camera is a series of built-in photo editing parameters. If you have been using Nikon’s compact digital cameras, you will probably be familiar with the company’s renowned ‘D-Lighting’ technology. Basically, what this does is that upon exposure calculation, the camera instantly applies the overall lighting exposure over areas that are darker and less defined to mildly moderate the final exposure such that the end result would be photos that are able to reveal more depth and details. This handy function, along with a host of other useful editing features such as cropping, are available only in playback (photo preview) function however. On the bright side, users can still perform all these integrated editing functions on the large 2.5-inch TFT LCD monitor capable of displaying 230K pixels and has an ultra wide 170-degree viewing angle.

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