"Have had camera for 3 years. Has been flawless ."
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.
Summary: I have been pleased with using the camera and the quality of the photos. Good utility and feel, sensor is good. I would be very pleased with it if I didn't have to spend $300 to have the shutter rebuilt after owning the camera for 2 years and less than 1000 shots. I got the camera out to use it for a very important family occasion and I got a very generic error message in the display window on the top of the camera.
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
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
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