My Nikon D80 SLR Digital Camera Review
Late in 2006 Nikon, a relatively unknown Digital SLR Camera manufacturer released onto the market what they called the Nikon D80 SLR Digital Camera, whose combined parts were made up of the best features from its predecessors, namely the Nikon D50, D70 and the D2x.
Up till then, photographic enthusiasts relied almost exclusively on the bulkier 6 Megapixel Nikon D70 for their digital photographic needs, or a combination of the Canon EOS 300D and Sony Alpha A100 which were, to say the least, leading the pack up till then.
To put it in layman’s terms, here was a camera that well meaning photographers could associate with! Unlike the rangefinders of old where you had to wear an eye patch like Captain Jack Sparrow just to squint into the view finder to find your target, this camera comes standard with a bigger optical viewfinder that has a a 0.94x magnification, a welcome relief to the eyes!
For those whose inclination does not include squinting your eyes, you’ll be pleased to note that the Nikon D80 SLR Digital Camera spots the D200’s characteristically large 2.5 inch rear LCD display with built-in slideshow option which, in this day and age, comes in handy when you want to show off the images of your nephew’s Bar Mitzvah long before you even to use them as a screen saver on your boss’ work computer!
In the hand, Nikon D70 enthusiasts will not be disappointed as the Nikon D80 SLR Digital Camera grip feels much like it’s predecessor, though lighter, and with a large 18-135mm DX kit lens which make a killer photographic tool for the amateur and intermediate photographer, as if this was all, this baby can accommodate any lens from other Nikon SLR Cameras, a feature which has left the competition wiping their brows as each of their cameras can only take specific lens.
What I love the most about the Nikon D80 SLR Digital Camera is not so much the large LCD display screen, though this comes in handy on San Diego beach when vying for attention with sweltering heat whilst the rest of the country freezes, but the noise level of the shutter.
In case you’re not familiar with SLR Cameras, ISO and noise can make or break a camera but thank goodness the noise levels are relics of the past for, with the Nikon D80 SLR Digital Camera, you’ll constantly be gawking over and over at the LCD screen just to make sure that shoot was taken…it’s that quiet folks!
Add to the mix a 10.2-megapixel CCD image sensor optimized to capture all the details of the moon!
Having worked in the safari environment for the best part of my life, I used to receive mixed reactions from Rich Texan tycoons when shooting Buffalo or Elephant from a hideout with a loud and noisy camera, until one “very concerned” tourist decided to buy me the Nikon D80 SLR Digital Camera, after which the only part noisy was my mouth around the boma (camp fire) in the evenings during dinner when oows and aaahs were going around when eyes saw my pictures…they were, and still are that vivid and crystal clear.
I attribute the picture resolution to RAW technology, a feature the Nikon D80 SLR Digital Camera has to take pictures in their raw format (like negatives), allowing storage of more pixels than an ordinary .jpg image would allow.
If it bothers you when wondering how humans lived before cellular phones, then perhaps it’s time to begin another serious journey into how we managed with film and not memory cards!
It’s no wonder then that the Nikon D80 SLR Digital Camera is leagues apart from its competitors. With SDHC memory with capacities up to 32GB, which is about the size of over 1 million 36 roll 35 mm film, you have a lifetime of picture taking ahead of yourself.
Brace yourself, you may never be the same person you were before!