I will never buy this Nikon d80 digital camera again, problems
9 September 2012
Excerpt: I bought this Nikon D80 digital camera for my niece so she could start her own photography business, taking baby pictures, graduation pictures, engagement pictures and sports pictures. From the very start, this camera was nothing but problems. We had to send it back to Nikon for repairs on 3 different occasions and still did not get it fixed properly. We spoke with the supervisor over Nikon regarding the problems and he promised that the camera would be fixed properly...
Summary: I purchased this camera in October for a round the world trip to include some changeling outdoor activities. The D-80 seemed to function perfectly well at low altitudes, indoor and modest temperatures. However, the camera just did not hold up to higher altitudes or strenuous outdoor use. During the assent from Everest Base Camp to camp one (about 18,500 ft) the camera body quit functioning as well as the lens.
Pros: Comfortable Controls
Cons: Function at high altitude, Function at low temp, Poor construction, Poor design enginering
Summary: I made an upgrade form my Nikon D70 which I never had a problem. On my first trip to Europe the camera died completely on my second day. Nikon Europe wouldn't honor Nikon's USA guarantee so I would have to pay for the repair. The camera seemed to have humidity and condensation issues inside which affected the sensor and the circuits. Leaving in Miami where humidity is a constant this seems to have acumulated inside the camera. It seems very poor construction from Nikon.
Summary: Shot over 10,000 pictures in 6 months; nice camera for portrait. I would more like this camera if without the following fall backs/problems: 1. Contrast tolerance is not as good as Leica Digilux3. 2. My D80 has problem with the battery contact point(s), sometimes the meter shows low battery and ask me to change battery even if newly charged. 3.