Sunday, October 1, 2006
Nikon provides high resolution and a host of new features in itslatest D-SLR
10) Thelarge 2.5-inch LCD makes it easy to view and navigate the newly enhanced menu system on the D80. With a 170-degree viewing angle and a dedicated zoom button, you can magnify a preview image up to 25x magnification to make sure you got the focus right, saving you frustration when you get home.
11) For fans of cameras with a secondary shutter-release button, the D80 offers an optional MB-D80 battery pack that can accommodate two EN-EL33 batteries or six AA batteries. This promises to provide better handling when composing images vertically as well as offering the possibility of using widely available AA lithium batteries in emergencies.
Image Sensor: 10.2-megapixel (effective) CCD
Sensor Size: 3872 x 2592
Viewfinder Coverage: 95%
AF System: 11-area TTL Phase Detection AF System
Lens Magnification Factor: 1.5x
Shutter Speed: 1/4000 to 30 sec.; X-sync at 1/200 sec.
ISO Setting: 100-1600 (1/3 increments)
Continuous Firing Mode: 3 fps with 100 frame burst (JPEG) or 6 NEF files
Recording Format: JPEG, RAW
Metering: 3D Color Matrix II/Center-Weighted/Spot
Computer Interface: USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
Storage Media: SecureDigital (SD)
Dimensions: 5.2x4.1x3.0 inches
Weight: 19.9 ounces
Power Source: EN-EL33 lithium-ion, 6 AA (with optional MD-D80)
Estimated Street Price: $999 (body only)
Contact: Nikon, (800) NIKON-US, www.nikonusa.com.
Tricks Of The Trade:
The Nikon D80 takes full advantage of Nikon's advanced i-TTL flash system, allowing you to control the output of multiple flash, either individually or in up to three separate groups. Compatible with the SB-800, SB-600 and SB-200 Speedlights, it offers a complete wireless system for creating an advanced lighting setup virtually anywhere.
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