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Nikon-d80.976
6.2 out of 10

Nikon D80

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Overall 6
6.0

"Have had camera for 3 years. Has been flawless ."

003_004, CNET
6 April 2012
  • Pros: Love the D-80 have had a lot off success and have sold and displayed many framed pieces of my work.
  • Cons: Found my fully charged batteries would be drained down the next day, and when starting to shoot could only do one to frames before the camera quit. Sent it in to Nikon repair in Toronto through Japan Camera, it was diagnosed as circuit board problem.
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Overall 6
6.0

"Big, heavy, built like a brick. Manual is coherent."

louparte, CNET
20 July 2011
  • Pros: Big, heavy, built like a brick. The user manual makes sense. It's well-organized & doesn't take a lot of time. The camera takes very good photos.
  • Cons: It is NOT easy to use. There are too many menus full of incomprehensible symbols. 2. The rear LCD does NOT allow you to compose shots - only to review them.
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Overall 5
5.0

"Post-Mortem of an expensive camera that died too early"

johnfalky, CNET
3 July 2010
  • Pros: Good physical build Quality, built in motor drive for older AF lenses, nice control layout, excellent battery life. 2-control wheel setup is superb.
  • Cons: Crappy metering, a short life span (internal build quality of the electronics not acceptable), expensive for what it does. (or did) Non-self cleaning sensor.
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Overall 5
5.0

"Was great while it still worked."

clarkman22, CNET
14 September 2009
  • Pros: Everything while it was working
  • Cons: Lasted 20 months then it stopped taking pictures while at my daughters first soccer game.
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Overall 6
6.0

Decent Camera for the price

Zach, B&H Photo
9 February 2009
  • Summary: Before I bought this camera, I was using a D70s which wasn't the best camera but was a very good beginner camera. I wanted to take it to the next step and this camera was very successful in doing it. I use this camera for pretty much everything but mostly sports. I only recommend this camera for sports if you have a decent and fast telephoto lens otherwise don't bother . I shoot a lot of football and just acquired a new Tamron f2.8 70-200 telephoto lens.
  • Pros: Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed
  • Cons: Loud, Poor In Low Light, Slow Focus
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Overall 6
6.0

Good Camera and a good buy now.

richterhome, B&H Photo
12 January 2009
  • Summary: I had bought the D80 intending to have one good lens to travel with. The camera has very good speed and takes pictures in the upper quartile of cameras in and above it's class. I paired it with the Nikon 18-200 lens and had also bought the MD-80 battery pack. Things started off well but I started getting a battery indicator issue early on. Tried using one battery at a time and even had sent the camera back to Nikon who replaced a few parts and sent it back to me.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality
  • Cons: Cameralens coupler
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Overall 6
6.0

Good starter Camera

Dan, B&H Photo
20 August 2008
  • Summary: It has some good basics. If you can afford it go with the D300.
  • Pros: Quiet
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Overall 6
6.0

Nice body, poor sensor

Ian, B&H Photo
11 August 2008
  • Summary: This is my third DSLR, after the Canon Rebel and Canon XTi. Of the three, the Canon XTi is the best, in my opinion. The body is certainly designed well with buttons and dials in convenient places. I bought it for the layout and feature set, of which I have few complaints (see below). If this camera had a CMOS sensor, I would have no problems recommending it, but as it stands, I cannot do so.
  • Pros: Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Small Lag Time, Strong Construction
  • Cons: No auto sensor cleaning, No ISO in Viewfinder, Shaky Operation, Slow Sensor
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Overall 6
6.0

keep on shooting

sweetiegigigirl, Ritz Camera
24 March 2008
  • Conclusion: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros: Easy to Use, Fast Shutter Speed
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Overall 6
6.0

Line through Images

CharleneCollinsJamaica, B&H Photo
11 March 2008
  • Summary: An avid amateur, I use camera every day. On a photo trip with club will shoot 400-500 images. Soon after buying camera, I noticed a pixelated line trhough the images in same spot every time, whenever the ISO settings was high [...]Other users said this was common as they cranked out so many to meet demand, quality was secondaryTo get around it, had to take ISO off auto, to keep setting low
  • Pros: Bright LCD
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