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Nikon D80 specifications

Price (US) • Body only: $ 999 [check price]
• Body + 18-135 mm DX lens kit: $ 1299
Price (UK) • Body only: £ 699
• Body + 18-135 mm DX lens kit: £ 949
Sensor * • 23.6 x 15.8 mm CCD sensor
• Nikon DX format (1.5x FOV crop)
• 10.2 million effective pixels
• 10.8 million total pixels
• RGB Color Filter Array
• 12-bit A/D converter
Image sizes * • 3872 x 2592 (Large, 10.0 MP)
• 2896 x 1944 (Medium, 5.6 MP)
• 1936 x 1296 (Small, 2.5 MP)
File formats • NEF (12-bit compressed RAW)
• JPEG (EXIF 2.21)
• NEF+JPEG
File sizes (approx.) • NEF (RAW): 12.4 MB
• JPEG Large / Fine: 4.8 MB
• JPEG Large / Normal: 2.4 MB
• JPEG Medium / Fine: 2.7 MB
• JPEG Medium / Normal: 1.3 MB
• JPEG Small / Fine: 1.2 MB
• JPEG Small / Normal: 0.6 MB
Lens mount Nikon F mount (with AF coupling & AF contacts)
Lens compatibility

• DX Nikkor : All functions supported
• Type G or D AF Nikkor : All functions supported
• Micro Nikkor 85 mm F2.8D : All functions supported except autofocus and some exposure modes
• Other AF Nikkor*2 : All functions supported except 3D color matrix metering, i-TTL balanced fill-fl ash for digital SLR
• Non-CPU : Can be used in exposure mode M, but exposure meter does not function; electronic range finder can be used if maximum aperture is f/5.6 or faster
*1 IX Nikkor lenses can not be used
*2 Excluding lenses for F3AF

Autofocus • TTL phase detection
• Nikon Multi-CAM 1000 autofocus module *
• Detection range: -1 to +19 EV (ISO 100 equivalent, normal temperature)
AF Assist • White light lamp
• Approximate range 0.5 to 3.0 m (1.6 - 9.8 ft)
Lens servo • Single-servo AF (AF-S)
• Continuous-servo AF (AF-C)
• Automatic AF-S/AF-C (AF-A) *
• Manual focus (M)
Focus tracking Predictive focus tracking automatically activated according to subject status in continuous-servo AF
Focus area * • Normal: 11 areas, single area or group can be selected
• Wide: focus area can be switched to center wide-frame focus area
AF Area mode • Single Area AF
• Dynamic Area AF
• Auto Area AF *
Focus lock Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
Exposure mode • Digital Vari-program
    - Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close up, Sports, Night landscape, Night portrait
• Programmed auto (P) with flexible program
• Shutter-priority auto (S)
• Aperture priority auto (A)
• Manual (M)
Metering *

• Three mode through-the-lens (TTL) exposure metering system
• 3D color matrix metering II
• 420-pixel RGB sensor
• Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 6, 8, or 10-mm circle in center of frame
• Spot: Meters 3.5 mm circle (about 2.5% of frame) centered on active focus area

Metering range • EV 0 to 20 (3D color matrix or center-weighted metering)
• EV 2 to 20 (spot metering) (ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens, 20 °C) *
Meter coupling Combined CPU and AI *
Exposure compen. • +/- 5 EV
• 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps
AE Lock Exposure value locked by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
AE Bracketing • 2 or 3 frames
• +/- 2 EV
• 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps
Sensitivity • Auto ISO (customizable)
• ISO 100
• ISO 125
• ISO 160
• ISO 200
• ISO 250
• ISO 320
• ISO 400
• ISO 500
• ISO 640
• ISO 800
• ISO 1000
• ISO 1250
• ISO 1600
• ISO 2000 equiv. (HI 0.3) *
• ISO 2500 equiv. (HI 0.7) *
• ISO 3200 equiv. (HI 1.0) *
Auto ISO options * • Maximum ISO (200, 400, 800 or 1600)
• Minimum shutter speed (1 to 1/125 sec)
Shutter • Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal plane shutter *
• 30 to 1/4000 sec *
• 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps
• Flash X-Sync: up to 1/200 sec *
• Bulb
White balance • Auto (TTL white-balance with 420 pixels RGB sensor *)
• Six manual modes with fine-tuning
    o Incandescent
    o Fluorescent
    o Direct sunlight
    o Flash
    o Cloudy
    o Shade
• Kelvin color temperature *
• Preset white balance (immediate or from photo) *
• White balance bracketing possible
WB Bracketing • 2 or 3 frames
• +/- 1, 2 or 3 mired
Color space • Ia (sRGB)
• II (Adobe RGB)
• IIIa (sRGB - optimized for landscapes)
Image parameters * • Preset modes: Normal, Softer, Vivid, More Vivid, Portrait, B&W
• Sharpening: Auto, 6 levels
• Tone: Auto, 5 levels, Custom curve
• Color mode: Ia (sRGB), II (Adobe RGB), IIIa (sRGB)
• Saturation: Auto, 3 levels
• Hue: -9° to +9°
High ISO NR * • Normal
• Low
• High
• Off
Viewfinder * • Fixed eye-level pentaprism
• Built-in diopter adjustment (-2.0 to +1.0 m-1)
• Eyepoint: 19.5 mm (at -1.0 m-1)
• Frame coverage 95% (approx.)
• Viewfinder magnification approx. 0.94x with 50mm lens at infinity; -1.0 m-1
• Focusing screen: Type B BriteView clear matte screen Mark II with superimposed focus brackets and On-Demand grid lines
Viewfinder information * • Focus indications
• Metering system
• AE/FV lock indicator
• Flash sync indicator
• Shutter speed
• Aperture value
• Exposure/Exposure compensation indicator
• ISO sensitivity
• Exposure mode
• Flash output level compensation
• Exposure compensation
• Number of remaining exposures
LCD monitor * • 2.5" TFT LCD
• 230,000 pixel TFT
• 170 degree viewing angle
Built-in flash • Auto pop-up in Auto or Scene modes or in Auto mode
• Manual pop-up, electronic release
• Guide number 13 (ISO 100) *
Flash control • TTL : TTL flash control by 420 pixel RGB sensor *
    o Built-in Speedlight: i-TTL balanced fill-flash or standard i-TTL flash (spot metering or mode dial set to M)
    o SB-800 or 600: i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR and standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR
• Auto aperture: Available with SB-800 with CPU lens *
• Non-TTL Auto: Available with Speedlights such as SB-800, 80DX, 28DX, 28, 27, and 22s
• Range-priority manual available with SB-800
Flash Sync Mode • Auto
• Fill-in flash
• Red-eye reduction
• Red-eye reduction with Slow Sync
• Slow Sync
• Rear-curtain Sync
• Off
Wireless Flash * With SB-800, 600, and R200, supports Advanced Wireless Lighting (SB-600 and R200 only support AWL when used as remote flash), Auto FP High-Speed Sync, Flash Color Information Communication, modeling Flash, and FV Lock
Flash Sync speed 1/200 sec *
Flash compensation • -3 to +1 EV
• 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps
Accessory shoe • ISO standard hot-shoe with safety lock
Flash Sync Terminal No
DOF Preview When CPU lens is attached, lens aperture can be stopped down to value selected by user (A and M modes) or value selected by camera (other modes)
Shooting modes • Single frame shooting (S) mode
• Continuous shooting (C) mode: approx. 3 frame per second
• Self-timer
• Delayed remote mode
• Quick-resposne remote mode
Continuous buffer * • 6 NEF (or JPEG+NEF)
• 23 JPEG Large/Fine
• 100 JPEG any smaller size
Self-timer • 2, 5, 10 or 20 sec
Remote control • Remote Cord MC-DC1 (optional, cable)
• Remote Control ML-L3 (optional, Infrared)
• Camera Control Pro software (optional)
Text input Up to 36 characters of alphanumeric text input is available with LCD monitor and multi-selector; stored in EXIF header
Playback functions • Full frame
• Thumbnail (4 or 9 segments)
• Zoom (magnified)
• Slideshow (Standard or Pictmotion)
• RGB histogram indication *
• Shooting data
• Highlight point display
• Auto image rotation
Delete function • Card format
• All photographs
• Selected photographs
Retouching * • D-Lighting
• Red-eye reduction
• Trimming
• Overlay
• Monochrome and Filter
• Small picture
• Image overlay
Languages • Chinese (Simplified and Traditional)
• Dutch
• English
• Finnish
• French
• German
• Italian
• Japanese
• Korean
• Polish
• Portuguese
• Russian
• Spanish
• Swedish
Storage * • Secure Digital / Secure Digital HC
• FAT / FAT32
• Supports firmware update via SD card
Connectivity • USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (Mini-B connector) *
• Mass storage / PTP selectable
• Video out (NTSC or PAL selectable)
• DC-IN (optional AC adapter)
Power • Lithium-Ion battery pack EN-EL3e *
• MB-D80 battery pack / vertical grip (optional)
• AC Adapter EH-5 (optional)
Working environment • 0 to 40°C (32 to 104°F)
• Less than 85% humidity
Dimensions * 132 x 103 x 77 mm (5.2 x 4.1 x 3.0 in)
Weight (no battery) 585 g (1.3 lb)
Weight (inc. batt) 668 g (1.5 lb)
Box contents * Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL3e, Quick Charger MH-18a, Audio-Video Cable EG-D2, USB Cable UC-E4, Strap, Body cap, Eyepiece Cap DK-5, Rubber Eyecup DK-21, LCD monitor cover BM-7, Accessory shoe cover, PictureProject CD-ROM
Optional accessories * Multi-Power Battery Pack MB-D80, Magnifying Eyepiece DK-21M, AC Adapter EH-5, Wireless Remote Control ML-L3, Remote Cord MC-DC1, Speedlight SB-800/SB-600/R200, Capture NX, Camera Control Pro.

* Specification changes when compared to the Nikon D70s

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