Conclusion: The number of cons, and the fact that there are no serious ones, is a testament to the thought and work that has gone into the D80's design. It's one of those cameras which just feels 'right and sorted' from the moment you pick it up.
Pros: Excellent resolution, lots of detail, not a leap from eight megapixels, but certainly from six, Excellent build quality, tight shut lines, quality materials, Instant power on, very responsive, very short black-out time, very fast media write, Fast, accurate auto focus (11 area sensor, similar to ...
Cons: High sensitivity (ISO) noise levels higher than Canon EOS 400D, Noise reduction can be intrusive, although adjustable, more grain-like appearance, Default sharpness level perhaps still a little conservative, Disappointing automatic white balance performance in incandescent light, No RAW adjustmen...
Summary: Nikon has produced another winner with the Nikon D80, reinforcing the strength of its DSLR line-up. The D80 is a worthy successor to the incredibly popular D70. If you are keen to progress your photography with a DSLR, or even want to produce better-quality images than you could with your previous...
Pros: Handling, controls, excellent image quality, range of in-camera image processing, extended ISO range, bags of detail.
Cons: Really need a fast PC to quickly open large files, especially Raw.
Summary: The arrival of the Nikon D80 completes the trio of high-profile 10 Megapixel digital SLRs. Of course more 10 Megapixel DSLRs are already on their way, but it’s fair to say the greatest attention right now is focused on the D80, Canon 400D / XTi and Sony Alpha A100.
Pros: Images with high detail and low noise, Superior build quality and handling to rivals, Best viewfinder experience in its class, Superb metering, flash and AF performance
Cons: Higher price than rival 10Mpixel DSLRs, No physical anti-dust feature, No anti-shake in standard kit, RAW adjustment software not included
Summary: The Nikon D80 was one of the most hyped and eagerly anticipated
10 megapixel DSLRs announced this summer. At the time it was
being favourably compared to its only other competitor, the
Sony A100, but a lot has happened in recent months.