Summary: I bought this as a cheaper alternative to the D90 and the newer D5000 series with video recording, because I really wanted something cheaper to get started with a DSLR. Bought the standard lens and a 105mm lens to go with it. So far I really like this camera.
Summary: This is a good camera with many features. The back screen is an enough big to see the pictures. It is very handy for shotting the pictures. It is a light weight camer compared with Nikon D50. Overall, this is a good camera to start with.
Summary: This is my first DSLR and I love it! All the goodies that came with the camera were great. The spare battery that came with my camera is defective as it will not charge but when I contacted Ace regarding the issue they got right back to me saying a replacement was in the mail.
Excellent Camera for Advanced Personal use and Beginning Pros
H. J. Copeland, Amazon
6 February 2009
Summary: The Nikon D80 is a fantastic camera. You can't get a better camera for the price. I am a professional photographer, and actually own two D80s. They have served me well as my photography business has grown over the past two years. Almost all of the images at [...] were taken with the D80.
Summary: I bought this camera as a step up from my point-and-shoot pocket digital and what a difference! The pocket camera is for snapshots while the D80 is for photographs. It has all of the flexibilty I need to control exposure, focus, metering, and some limited in-camera editing.
Summary: I did alot of reading prior to ordering this model and found that this camera has alot of bells & Whistles that take time to learn. You can use the automatic setting but you might as well use your point & Shoot for that.
Pros: Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality, Image Stabilization, Strong Construction
Summary: Upgraded to this D80 in order to take better photos of school sports. Still learning all this camera can do. I plan on getting a better lens so I can take photos in a gym with poor lighting. I like this camera and I think it will serve me well.
Pros: Comfortable Controls, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality, Image Stabilization
Summary: After putting around 80,000 shots on my D40 (purchased it the month it came out), I decided that it was time to replace it for a new camera body. When I read about all the cameras within my price range, I saw that my old lenses would work on the D80, so purchased that body instead of another D40.
Pros: Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Great Image Quality, Image Stabilization, Strong Construction
Summary: Have long wanted to replace my old reliable Canon AE1,went through the point and shoot phase and was completely disappointed. After months of research I purchased my D80, it is everything I had hoped and then some.
Pros: Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality, Image Stabilization, Strong Construction