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Brand: Nikon
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Complete Outfit!
Includes: D80 DSLR Camera, AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm and AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm Lenses
PLUS - Bonus Nikon Gadget Bag and 2-Instructional DVDS!
Building on the extraordinary success of the D70 and D70s, Nikon introduces the new D80(TM) digital SLR camera -- an impressively featured, high performance camera that incorporates Nikon''s latest digital and photographic technologies, and offers advanced features as well as automated operation to satisfy any photographer with the passion to create beautiful photographs and preserve special moments. With a new 10.2 effective megapixel DX Format CCD image sensor and an exclusive high-resolution color processing engine inherited from Nikon''s latest professional digital SLR cameras, the D80 can render images with incredible resolution, sharp detail and vibrant color that is unmatched in this class of cameras. And it can shoot these images fast - at speeds of up to 3 frames per second, for up to 100 consecutive shots (in JPEG Normal mode), ensuring that the camera''s always ready for the next fleeting moment. Paired with the 18-55MM f/3.5-5.6G ED AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor Lens providing an 18-55mm focal length range, the lens can be conveniently used to photograph everything from wide angle landscapes to portraits and is well suited for use at parties, on vacation, and other occasions.
  • 10.2 Megapixel Nikon DX Format CCD Imaging Sensor
  • New High-resolution Nikon image-processing engine
  • Instant 0.18 sec. start-up with fast 80ms shutter response
  • Continuous shooting at up to 3 frames per second and up to 100 consecutive JPEG images
  • Up to 2,700 images per battery charge
  • Nikon 3D Color Matrix Metering II, plus Variable Center-Weighted and Spot Metering
  • In-Camera Image Retouching
  • Built-in Speedlight with Nikon i-TTL flash metering and two-group Wireless Commander
  • 2.5-inch LCD color monitor with 170 degree wide-angle viewing
  • 11-area AF system with Wide-area Center Segment and Auto-area AF functions
  • Seven Digital Vari-Programs plus Programmed Auto with Flexible Program, Shutter-Priority Auto, Shutter-Priority Auto and Manual
  • Image Optimization Functions
  • Large, bright 0.94x viewfinder
  • Built-in Slideshow function with Pictmotion
The D80 works with the efficiency and grace of a fine-tuned instrument, powering up in only 0.18 seconds and capturing a picture with an imperceptible shutter lag time of just 80 milliseconds (0.08 seconds). A new 11-area auto- focus system detects focus with superb precision and can even track a moving subject across the frame, shifting focus instantly and automatically to any of the 11 auto-focus points that detect the subject. The D80''s large, bright 0.94x viewfinder affords a remarkable view not found in many digital SLRs, making critical composition easier and more pleasing. The camera''s rechargeable battery can last up to 2700 shots on a single charge, while also providing a real-time Fuel Gauge of the percentage of charge remaining in the battery at all times. And like all Nikon digital SLR cameras, the D80 feels solid and substantial while being both compact and comfortable. But more experienced photo enthusiasts will admire the D80 most for its bevy of creative controls and features that make photography with the camera so much more enjoyable and rewarding. Its new Optimize image menu, for instance, offers complete control over the look and feel of your pictures, allowing you to boost saturation and create pictures with vivid color, or shoot black-and- white pictures with a choice of four filtration effects, or even create your own custom look that expresses personal style and creativity. Other creative tools include an all-new image Retouch menu for in-camera image editing, built-in i-TTL flash control with the ability to control up to two remote groups of Speedlights, as well as over 32 Custom settings to customize several attributes of the camera''s performance.

Unrivaled Image Quality - At the heart of any digital camera lies its image processing engine - a sophisticated processor that determines, among other things, the overall color rendering and image quality of pictures taken with the camera. One of the key advances developed for the D80 is Nikon''s own high-resolution image processing engine that inherits best-of-breed technologies from Nikon''s latest professional digital SLR cameras, including color independent analog pre- conditioning and high-precision 12-bit digital image processing algorithms, which combine to produce natural-looking images that benefit from faithful color and tone reproduction. A new dedicated high-performance processing chip greatly accelerates performance on all levels, while also achieving lower power consumption, assuring more pictures per battery charge.

The D80 also benefits from Nikon''s exclusive 3D Color Matrix Metering II, to ensure accurate exposures, even in the most challenging lighting conditions. Evaluating, rather than merely measuring or averaging the true content of each scene, input from the system''s frame-wide 420-pixel sensor is automatically referenced against an onboard database of over 30,000 scenes from actual photography to calculate final exposure value. Variable Center- Weighted metering and Spot metering centered on the active focus area are also available, as are exposure compensation and auto exposure bracketing. Sophisticated exposure automation combined with options for complete user control help to make the D80 an ideal high-performance digital SLR for passionate photography enthusiasts.

Speed to Burn - One of the hallmarks of Nikon''s digital SLR cameras is how fast they operate, not only when capturing images, but also when processing them. The D80 proudly carries this tradition forward. Not only is the camera powered up and ready to shoot in only 0.18 seconds, it also reacts at blazing speeds when the shutter button is pressed. With a minimal shutter lag time of just 80 milliseconds (0.08 seconds), and the ability to shoot 3 frames per second up to 100 consecutive shots (in JPEG Normal mode), the camera is ready to shoot whenever that priceless expression or special moment presents itself. Images shot are processed instantly and recorded rapidly to the inserted SD memory card. Preview images are also displayed near instantly.

The D80''s new 11-area auto-focus system also fulfills its role in the overall speed of the camera, delivering fast and precise focus under varying shooting conditions. Adopting a refined version of Nikon''s advanced Multi-CAM 1000 AF Sensor Module, this new 11-area AF system with center area wide-frame operation adds effective new focusing options that will instill greater confidence in getting the desired shot. An all-new Auto-Area AF mode measures all eleven focus areas and automatically determines which of them are on the primary subject.

Creativity Comes Standard - The Nikon D80 is designed to inspire creativity at every level. For this reason, the camera includes a wide assortment of features and tools to empower all kinds of users, ranging from the novice to the seasoned pro, to pursue their creative vision, instantly and right from within the camera.

D80 photographers will enjoy the camera''s built-in Multiple Exposure mode for unique composite image effects, or the Optimize menu options that closely tailor results to the scene at hand or the intended use of an image or to a custom preference of the photographer. Optimization of sharpening, tone (contrast), color, saturation and hue is controlled by the user-selected choice of Normal, Softer, Vivid, More Vivid, Portrait, Custom and Black-and- White. The black-and-white mode can be customized using red, green, yellow and orange filter effects as well as image sharpening and tone compensation.

The D80 also features an all-new image Retouch menu, with exclusive in- camera editing functions that will certainly keep D80 users engaged when they''re not busy shooting. Options within the Retouch menu include:
- D-Lighting: Automatically balances underexposed portions of an image to enhance detail in these areas, without affecting the highlights of the picture.
- In-camera Red-eye Correction: Automatically removes the annoying red-eye effect sometimes caused by flash.
- Trim: Images can be trimmed within the camera to produce smaller files with reduced display sizes for easy sharing or greater efficiency for specific end purposes.
- Image Overlay: Merges a pair of selected RAW files taken with the D80 to create a composite image within the camera as a RAW or JPEG file. This feature is especially useful when trying to create a soft-focus effect with two similar images.
- Monochrome settings: Monochrome settings can be applied to any color image in the camera, to convert it to a pleasing monochromatic picture, either in black-and-white, sepia or cyanotype.
- Filter Effects: Can be used to emulate and apply the effects of a Skylight filter or a Warming filter to any image stored on the inserted SD card. A Customized Color menu within filter effects can also be used to make subtle shifts in color to any image in the camera.

For anyone just beginning to enjoy the added performance and versatility of digital SLR photography, creative shooting is as simple as rotating the Digital Vari-Program mode dial on the camera. The D80 has seven preconfigured program modes to optimize the camera for specific shooting conditions and greatly increase the chances of taking a great photograph. In Portrait Mode, for example, the camera automatically optimizes the color, hue, and saturation levels to capture the most flattering skin tones, softens the focus of the background images to emphasize the face and applies a milder form of in-camera sharpening. Users can choose from Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close- Up, Sports, Night Landscape or Night Portrait.

The D80 also offers creative ways to share pictures, with its built-in Pictmotion slideshow feature, which includes style selections that control transitions and background music. Shows can be enjoyed on the 2.5-inch LCD, or complete with audio on a television when connected via the supplied AV cable.

Creature Comfort - The D80 features refined ergonomics and design, borne from Nikon''s extensive experience designing successful SLR cameras for over 50 years. As a result, the camera is incredibly comfortable to use and handle, and incorporates several new features that enhance its usability. The D80 features a large and bright viewfinder with large 0.94x magnification to ensure the clearest view possible for precise composition. Included is a built-in diopter adjustment control knob that also makes it easier to fine- tune the view to match eyesight. The viewfinder''s integrated grid display can also be turned on to assist with composition.

A large new 2.5-inch 230,000-dot high-resolution LCD provides an ultra- wide 170-degree viewing angle from all directions. Navigating the spacious preview of your images is easy with a new dedicated Zoom button, magnifying images on screen up to 25 times their original size. A new RGB histogram display aids in evaluating exposures with greater precision. Other playback options include single frame, 4 or 9-image thumbnail display, an improved histogram display and highlight point display. A new menu interface featuring refinements to the carefully chosen color scheme and increased font size makes navigation easier on the eye, easier to understand and easier to use. Menus can be customized to display only selected items using the new My Menu set.

The D80 is slimmer and more compact than its predecessors, and remains true to Nikon''s commitment to intuitive operation. The size, layout and operation of all buttons and controls are designed for maximum ease of use.

System Strength - With the D80, users also have complete and seamless compatibility with Nikon''s extensive Total Digital Imaging System, and the camera is designed to take advantage of many of the technologies built into Nikon accessories. The D80''s powerful built-in Speedlight is compatible with Nikon''s Creative Lighting System, and can wirelessly control up to two groups of Speedlights in full TTL mode, taking the guesswork out of multiple flash photography. Compatible Speedlights within the Creative Lighting System include the SB-800, SB-600 and Nikon''s Wireless Close-up Speedlight Systems, featuring the SB- R200.

The D80 also offers unprecedented compatibility with Nikon''s extensive selection of AF Nikkor lenses as well as new DX Nikkor lenses, which are designed exclusively for use with Nikon DX format digital SLR cameras. Nikkor lenses, famous for optical superiority, add to the D80''s ability to deliver outstanding images.

The D80 will also have an optional MB-D80 battery pack available, extending the shooting capability in an ergonomic design that adds shooting stability. Able to run on either one or two EN-EL3e rechargeable batteries or six AA-size batteries, the pack also features an additional command dial and alternative buttons for shutter release and AE-Lock/AF-Lock that make vertical shooting more comfortable.

The D80 is also fully compatible with Capture NX software (available for purchase separately), Nikon''s highly versatile and elegantly simple new photo editing solution designed to help photographers tap the full potential of NEF (RAW) images. Featuring an innovative user interface that provides easier access to powerful and visually intuitive enhancement tools, Capture NX''s powerful photo image processing and editing tools can also be applied to JPEG and TIFF files to satisfy a broader range of photofinishing needs and applications.

Nikon 55-200 mm F/4-5.6G ED AF-S DX Nikkor Lens
The new AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED brings far-away subjects to the photographer without the burden of carrying a large telephoto lens. Zooming in on those elusive action shots at soccer or baseball games will fill the frame with images that would be otherwise impossible to capture. Its impressive zoom range of 55-200mm allows users the versatility to capture everything from razor-sharp candid portraits to sports, nature and even wildlife pictures. Despite its long zoom range, the AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 55- 200mm f/4-5.6G ED is remarkably compact and lightweight, and proves to be a formidable companion to the instant responsiveness and the impressive speed of the new D50 digital SLR camera.

To ensure outstanding optical performance, thid lens also features Nikon''s exclusive Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) glass to minimize chromatic aberrations, and Silent Wave Motor technology (SWM) for fast, quiet auto- focusing. All of Nikon''s DX Nikkor lenses are optimized for the DX format sensors found in all Nikon digital SLR cameras, making the lens smaller, lighter and with exceptional center-to-edge-to-corner image quality and performance.

  • Versatile and ultra-compact with a powerful focal length range of 55-200mm designed exclusively for Nikon DX format SLRs, this is an ideal 3.6X zoom lens for portraiture, sports or wildlife.
  • An excellent companion to the AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED.
  • New compact rod-type Silent Wave Motor (SWM) enables ultra-high speed autofocusing with exceptional accuracy and super-quiet operation.
  • Nikon Super Integrated Coating minimizes ghosting and flare to provide even higher contrast and more vivid images, even in challenging light conditions.
  • Two ED glass elements achieve minimized chromatic aberration and superior optical performance.
  • Focus Mode switch enables quick-switching between A (Autofocus) and M (Manual Focus).
  • 9-blade rounded diaphragm for more natural out-of-focus highlights.

AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED

The AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED is a versatile zoom lens created for a broad range of consumers ranging from occasional weekend snap-shooters to the avid photo enthusiast. It is an ultra-compact, lightweight standard zoom lens with a 3x zoom range that is ideal for everyday photography. With a popular 18-55mm focal length range, the lens can be conveniently used to photograph everything from wide angle landscapes to portraits and is well suited for use at parties, on vacation, and other occasions.

  • Ideal as a normal lens designed exclusively for Nikon DX format SLRs, this ultra-compact 18-55mm 3X zoom provides superb versatility in a wide variety of shooting situations.
  • New compact rod-type Silent Wave Motor (SWM) enables ultra-high speed autofocusing with exceptional accuracy and super-quiet operation.
  • ED glass element achieves minimized chromatic aberration and superior optical performance.
  • Hybrid aspherical element ensures high resolution and contrast.
  • Focus Mode switch enables quick-switching between A (Autofocus) and M (Manual Focus).
  • 7-blade rounded diaphragm for more natural out-of-focus highlights.
  • Nikon Super Integrated Coating minimizes ghosting and flare to provide even higher contrast and more vivid images, even in challenging light conditions.

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Review Snapshot®
Avg. Customer Rating:
 
4.7 stars
(based on 12 reviews)
100% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:

Pros:
Durable(6), Easy to use(5), Excellent in low light(3), Fast shutter speed(4), Good battery life(3)
Best Uses:
Home(3), Office(3), Outdoors(3), Portraits(3), Sports/action(3)
 
D80 is a Yearbook MUST Have
By MOJO MagicVerified Reviewer from Odessa, Texas on 4/16/2008
Pros:
Easy to Use, Excellent in Low Light, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Battery Life, Good sized screen, Great Resolution, Nice Features and Settings
Best Uses:
Sports/Action, Yearbook photography
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon D80 Digital SLR Two-Lens Bonus Outfit (18-55/55-200) - Includes FREE Gadget Bag and DVDs $100 Value!:

As the yearbook sponsor, I felt my students should use Nikon equiptment. I trained them for years on Nikon film SLR cameras and it was natural to switch to Nikon digital. This decision was right, as I have had great success in my first year with the digital format and producing the yearbook, on line. The D80 cameras have been versitile and resiliant, with multiple users. When combined with the Nikon SB 800, there is no photographic situation that is not successful.The most difficult situation; taking low light photos (at night) of Highschool football games in Ratlif stadium, home of the Friday Night Lights' Permian Panthers. With the D80 and the SB 800, student photographers have had great success with even difficult action shots and distant images. The resolution has allowed for excellent enlargements. George Eric Olsen

 
Power Horse of a camera
By sunyspt from Rancho Cucamonga, CA on 4/9/2008
Pros:
Easy to switch lenses, Easy to Use, Excellent in Low Light, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Battery Life, Good sized screen, Great Resolution, Nice Features and Settings
Cons:
None that I have found
Best Uses:
Home, Office, Outdoors, Portraits, Sports/Action, Travel, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon D80 Digital SLR Two-Lens Bonus Outfit (18-55/55-200) - Includes FREE Gadget Bag and DVDs $100 Value!:

I love, love love this camera! I had the D70, which was good, but I noticed a slight shutter lag. I do not have that same issue with the D80.

 
keep on shooting
By sweetiegigigirl from la, ca on 3/24/2008
Pros:
Easy to Use, Fast Shutter Speed
Best Uses:
Home, Office, Outdoors, Portraits, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon D80 Digital SLR Two-Lens Bonus Outfit (18-55/55-200) - Includes FREE Gadget Bag and DVDs $100 Value!:

I'm starting my wedding biz and this is a great entry level professional camera!

 
I LOVE MY NEW NIKON D80!!!
By AniVerified Reviewer from Seattle, WA on 3/10/2008
Pros:
Easy to Use, Excellent in Low Light, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Battery Life, Good sized screen, Great Resolution, Nice Features and Settings, Rugged
Best Uses:
Home, Office, Outdoors, Portraits, Sports/Action, Travel, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Getting started
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon D80 Digital SLR Two-Lens Bonus Outfit (18-55/55-200) - Includes FREE Gadget Bag and DVDs $100 Value!:

This camera is easy to use, but the wonderful part is being able to focus and really get it in focus! It was easy to take the photos, check the menu, and even the download to the computer.The kit has almost everything anyone can ask for.

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Love this camera
By Michelle from Jacksnoville, FL on 12/24/2007
Pros:
Durable, Good Value, High Quality
Best Uses:
Amateur photographer, Hobbyist
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon D80 Digital SLR Two-Lens Bonus Outfit (18-55/55-200) - Includes FREE Gadget Bag and DVDs $100 Value!:

I love this camera. This is my first venture into the SLR world and I love it so far.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
D80 is a better value than the D200
By PhotomanVerified Reviewer from Orlando, FL on 12/22/2007
Pros:
High Quality
Cons:
Plastic Casing
Best Uses:
Weddings & Portraits
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon D80 Digital SLR Two-Lens Bonus Outfit (18-55/55-200) - Includes FREE Gadget Bag and DVDs $100 Value!:

This is a great semi-pro camera. I used the D200 at work but for the prices the D80 is a better deal with lenses.

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Awesome Camera!
By PhotographerProVerified Reviewer from Littleton, Colorado on 12/16/2007
Pros:
Durable, High Quality
Cons:
Expensive for a beginner
Best Uses:
Buildings, Children, Travel, Weddings
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon D80 Digital SLR Two-Lens Bonus Outfit (18-55/55-200) - Includes FREE Gadget Bag and DVDs $100 Value!:

Very easy to use, but lots to learn on this camera!

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
D80
By 30whateverVerified Reviewer from Port Huron, MI on 12/14/2007
Pros:
Durable, Easy to use and learn, Excelent Mid Level Entry, Good Value, High Quality, Photo editing and Croping
Best Uses:
All around, Hobby Photography, IndoorOutdoor, Sports
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon D80 Digital SLR Two-Lens Bonus Outfit (18-55/55-200) - Includes FREE Gadget Bag and DVDs $100 Value!:

This camera has great features and is easy to use and learn. Great photo quality clear and brilliant pics. It has a Aperture(depth of field)preview so you can tell what is in or out of focus, excellent for photo effects. The 10.2 MP offers a great opportunity for editing (cropping and Zooming in) on your computer without loosing quality. The price is right for the offered features and you don't need to be a pro to shoot like one with this camera.

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[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
I'm in love
By Travel MommaVerified Reviewer from Medford, NJ on 12/13/2007
Pros:
An impressive camera, Durable, High Quality
Cons:
Costly but worth it
Best Uses:
My husband's jewelry bus, My young children, Travel
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon D80 Digital SLR Two-Lens Bonus Outfit (18-55/55-200) - Includes FREE Gadget Bag and DVDs $100 Value!:

I have only just begun, but what I have seen come out of this camera is incredible. I love that you can edit as soon as you take the picture. The picture quality is like none other I have seen.

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
A++++
By rjVerified Reviewer from plattsburgh, ny on 12/4/2007
Pros:
Durable, Good Value, High Quality
Cons:
none
Best Uses:
Amateur photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon D80 Digital SLR Two-Lens Bonus Outfit (18-55/55-200) - Includes FREE Gadget Bag and DVDs $100 Value!:

shutter speed is phenominal as well are the pre set options-easy to use, a lot of advance functions will come with time

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Best deal on the net! Best camera!
By mcleve from Covington, GA on 12/3/2007
Pros:
Durable, Good Value, High Quality, Versatility
Best Uses:
Family Occasions, Point and shoot, Product photography, Studio portraits
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon D80 Digital SLR Two-Lens Bonus Outfit (18-55/55-200) - Includes FREE Gadget Bag and DVDs $100 Value!:

This is by far the most versatile SLR on the market. The metering system is by far superior to any other camera in its class and at the least equivelent to much more expensive cameras. I have shots in almost every lighting scenario and this camera blew through with flying colors. There are no "low light" indoor problems that affect most other DSLR's. This is THE camera for anyone. I have had two other DSLR's that were terrible for point-and-shoot. This camera is also great for point-and-shoot. The absolute beginner can make high quality shots. You can't go wrong with the D80. As a plus this two lense package deal is better than any other on the net, including the auction sites. Beware the auction site packages. Some users are selling refurbished cameras with lesser quality non DX lenses.

[0 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
i would get this product again and again
By zaghariVerified Reviewer from charlotte nc on 12/2/2007
Pros:
High Quality
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon D80 Digital SLR Two-Lens Bonus Outfit (18-55/55-200) - Includes FREE Gadget Bag and DVDs $100 Value!:

it is very good quality and very easy to use

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