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Nikon D80 Digital SLR review

World Exclusive Review: Nikon D80 Digital SLR

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Technical Specifications with Comparisons

Technical Specifications with Comparisons
 

Camera Specs / Camera Model Nikon D70s Nikon D200 Nikon D80 Sony A100
Effective Pixels 6.1 million 10.2 million 10.2 million 10.2 million
Image Sensor 23.7 x 15.6mm; CCD 23.6 x 15.8mm; CCD 23.6 x 15.8mm; CCD 23.6 x 15.8mm; CCD
Image size (pixels) 3,008 x 2,000 [L], 2,240 x 1,488 [M], 1,504 x 1,000 [S] 3872 x 2592 [L], 2896 x 1944 [M], 1936 x 1296 [S] 3872 x 2592 [L], 2896 x 1944 [M], 1936 x 1296 [S] 3872 x 2592 [L], 2896 x 1936 [M], 1920 x 1280 [S]
ISO Sensitivity ISO 200 to 1,600 ISO 100 - 1600, Up to ISO 3200 with boost ISO 100 - 1600, Up to ISO 3200 with boost ISO 100 - 1600, Lo80 (ISO 80, Low key) & Hi200 (ISO 200, High key)
Storage Media CompactFlash (CF) Card CompactFlash (CF) Card SD Card CompactFlash (CF) Card (comes with Memory Stick Pro Duo to CF adapter)
File Format RAW, JPEG RAW, JPEG RAW, JPEG RAW, JPEG
LCD Monitor 2.0-inch TFT LCD
  130,000 pixels
  Removable protective cover
 2.5-inch TFT LCD
  230,000 pixels
  Removable protective cover
 2.5-inch TFT LCD
  230,000 pixels
  Removable protective cover
 2.5-inch TFT LCD
  230,000 pixels
Continuous Shooting Modes  3 fps  5 fps  3 fps  3 fps
Shutter 30 - 1/8000 sec
  Bulb
30 - 1/8000 sec
  Bulb
30 - 1/4000 sec
  Bulb
30 - 1/4000 sec
  Bulb
X-Sync Speed 1/500 sec 1/250 sec 1/200 sec 1/160 sec
Dimensions (W x H x D) 140 x 111 x 78mm 147 x 113 x 74mm 132 x 103 x 77mm 133 x 95 x 71mm
Weight (without battery) 600 g 830 g 585g 545 g

As you can see from the table, the specifications of the D80 are quite a leap over its predecessor, the D70s. In fact, even though the D80 is largely based around the same chassis as the D70s, it should be seen as a modest D200 than an enhanced D70s because it has more in common with the former than the latter. Compared to its rival however, the Sony A100, both share nearly the same set of specifications. The one notable difference among all the cameras listed here is that the D80 is the only DSLR that uses SD memory card while the rest use CF memory cards. Comparison of specifications over and done with, let us now take a closer look at the D80.