Camera Base / Tripod Mount
Nothing shocking, a fairly standard camera base with a metal tripod mount located in line with the center of the lens and focal plane. Unlike the D200 the D80 doesn't have a rubber foot covering the rest of the base area.
The D80 has an electronic-release pop-up flash which will either raise automatically (in Auto or one of the Scene modes depending on the flash mode) or manually by pressing the flash button. This button also doubles as the flash mode and flash compensation button, by holding it and turning the main or sub command dial. The flash has a guide number of 13 (m at ISO 100) and raises approximately 50 mm above the top of the lens. The built-in flash can also act as a commander in a wireless flash setup.
The D80 has a standard (ISO 518) accessory shoe which is compatible with third party flash systems for flash sync and more advanced i-TTL with the SB-800, SB-600 or SB-R200. Non-TTL Auto available with the 80DX, 28DX, 28, 27, 23, 22s and 29s.
Lens Mount / Sensor
Below on the left you can see the D80's lens mount with the mirror down, on the right with mirror up and shutter open (exposing the sensor). Lenses are inserted twisted clockwise and lock in place with an anticlockwise turn. This is a standard Nikon F lens mount and can use almost the complete range of Nikkor F lenses (although some features are only available with newer type G or type D lenses).
Shutter Release Sound
In some of our digital SLR reviews we now provide a sound recording of a continuous burst of shots to provide a sample of the shutter release sound. The SD card used was a Lexar 133x 1 GB.
JPEG Fine continuous, 30 seconds
|Nikon D80 JPEG Fine - 90 frames (3.0 fps continuous)|