Nikon D80 Review
Custom Setting Menu
Like the D70 but unlike the D200 the D80's custom settings are displayed on one long menu (the D200 has so many they have to be categorized). The most significant new or updated custom settings are ISO auto (07), FUNC button (16) and Built-in flash (22).
|Option||Values / Actions||Notes|
|R Reset|| No
|Resets all custom settings to defaults.|
|01 Beep|| On
|02 AF-area mode|| Single area
|- One area only
- One area but can track
- Automatic area selection
|03 Center AF area|| Normal zone
|- Use only small area [diag]
- Focus on moving subjects [diag]
|04 AF-Assist|| On
|05 No memory card?|| Release locked
|Define whether images can be taken without a storage (SD) card|
|06 Image review|| On
|07 ISO auto|| Off
Min. shutter speed
|Defines parameters for 'Auto' ISO in P, A, S or M modes. (Effectively becomes 'ISO priority', the only thing I would add is minimum aperture, and I'd move this important feature to the shooting menu). [clip]|
|08 Grid display|| Off
|Are gridlines displayed on the viewfinder focus screen?|
|09 Viewfinder warning|| On
|Are the B/W, Low battery and No memory card warnings shown?|
|10 EV Step|| 1/3 step
|Exposure Value (EV) step used for shutter speed, aperture etc.|
|11 Exposure comp.|| Off
|When enabled exposure compensation set with dial alone|
|12 Center-weighted|| 6 mm
|Defines the size of the 'greatest weight' area for center-weighted metering (default is 8 mm)|
|13 Auto BKT set|| AE & flash
|14 Auto BKT order|| Default order
Under > MTR > Over
|15 Command dials|| Default
|Function of command dials can be swapped (P, A, S or M modes only)|
|16 FUNC button|| ISO display
Center AF area
|Default is 'ISO display', unfortunately it only displays ISO and doesn't allow you to change it|
|17 Illumination|| Off
|When enabled the control panel backlight illuminates with any button|
|18 AE-L/AF-L|| AE/AF lock
AE lock only
AE lock hold
Focus area selection
AF on/AF area
|Defines the function of the AE-L/AF-L button|
|19 AE lock|| Off
|When Off (default) AE does not lock with shutter release half-press|
|20 Focus area|| No wrap
|21 AF area illumination|| Auto
|22 Built-in Flash|| TTL
1/2 - 1/128
1/4 - 1/128
2 - 35 *
1 - 50 Hz
Mode (TTL, M, --)
Comp (+/- 3 EV)
Comp (+/- 3 EV)
Comp (+/- 3 EV)
1 - 4
Controls the function of the built-in flash, either normal TTL, manual control, repeating or wireless commander. [clip]
|23 Flash warning|| On
|24 Flash shutter speed|| 1/60 s
|Defines the minimum shutter speed for flash in P and A modes.|
|25 Auto FP|| Off
|26 Modeling flash|| Off
|Enables the use of modeling flash on SB-800, SB-600 and SB-R200 in P, S, A or M modes.|
|27 Monitor-off|| 5 s
|28 Auto meter-off|| 4 s
|29 Self-timer delay|| 2 s
|30 Remote duration|| 1 min
|How long the camera will wait for remote signals in remote modes (power saving).|
|31 Exp. delay mode|| Off
|Introduces a 0.4 s delay to shutter-release to reduce camera shake (macro, telescope, microscope photography).|
|32 MB-D80 batteries|| LR6 (AA alkaline)
HR6 (AA Ni-MH)
FR6 (AA lithium)
ZR6 (AA Ni-Mn)
|Defines what kind of AA batteries (if applicable) are used in the optional MB-D80 battery grip (ensures accurate battery measurement).|
Set up Menu
|Option||Values / Actions||Notes|
|CSM / Setup menu|| Simple
|Defines the detail on the Custom Setting and Setup menus. Alternatively you can configure your own menus via 'My menu' where you can enable and disable individual menu options.|
|Format memory card|| No
|World time|| Time zone
Daylight saving time
|LCD brightness|| OK
-2 to +2
|Video mode|| NTSC
|USB|| Mass Storage
|Image comment|| Done >
|When enabled the comment is written into the header of each image.|
|Folders|| Select folder
Text entry (5 chars)
|File no. sequence|| Off
|Mirror lock-up|| On
|Locks mirror in up position for sensor cleaning.|
|Dust off ref photo|| On
|Used to capture a 'dust reference image' for the 'Dust Off' feature of Nikon Capture. (RAW only).|
|Battery Info|| Battery meter
|Display only. [clip]|
|Firmware Version|| Version No.
|scrum break away by al booth|
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|Chinese Acrobat by lim yau tong|
|Parking Deck by Olaf R|
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|Communication Tech by alberto_b|
|With & without by OBellini|
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