Summary: This is a robust camera good performance only surpassed by new professional camera, ergonomics allow us greater freedom in the controls at the time of any photograph. Highly recommended if you can not buy a more professional grade of the line. It's one of my header camera that I have it now.
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