Anyone have the Nikon D80 yet?

@Pigglies (9339)
United States
December 30, 2006 3:04am CST
I'm interested in knowing how you like it! I'm thinking about saving for one. I don't really have extra money, but I was thinking in a few months I might be able to afford one and wanted to start checking it out now. If you had the Nikon D50 before or something similar, let me know if it is enough of an improvement.
2 responses
• United States
3 Jan 07
I just got a Nikon D50 and I'm very happy with it. I also wanted a Nikon D80 but I was on a limited budget. The only thing that I miss on the D50 that the D80 has is DOF preview and an illuminated top LCD. Its no big deal though, I just check the rear LCD after I take the picture to see the resulting DOF and for the top LCD its easy to just bring a small light with you if you are shooting out at night. Becuase new bodies come out all the time, I think its better to invest in some good lenses.
@Pigglies (9339)
• United States
3 Jan 07
Thanks! I'll definitely be getting some good lenses as well. I know someone was telling me that I could just get an off-brand lens for it so that the camera doesn't seem so expensive. But what's the point of getting a Nikon if you don't go for a Nikon lens? That's what the company is known for! The image stabilization on this line of cameras is in the lenses anyway right? Otherwise, I was thinking perhaps that would be improved. The D80 is 10 megapixels, but I suppose I don't need more than 5 as I've never printed a poster yet anyway.
@Pigglies (9339)
• United States
5 Jan 07
After looking at a bunch of different cameras, I'm starting to want the Nikon D200! I am horrible. I need to stop. Thankfully, I probably would not be approved for credit, so I'll have to do this the old fashioned way and save.
@simran1430 (1793)
• India
7 Jan 07
Nikon has today put the end to the speculation and announced the new ten megapixel D80 digital SLR. This new camera is the natural successor to the D70/D70s with a refreshed design, user interface and a wide range of new features. Headline improvements are; 10.2 mp CCD, new image processing engine, 3D Color Matrix Metering II, 11-area AF system, configurable Auto ISO, configurable high ISO NR, a larger and brighter viewfinder, in-camera retouching (including D-Lighting), built-in wireless flash commander, SD card storage (with SD-HC support) and the D200's higher capacity battery. The D80 will go on sale in September with a body only price of $999 in the US, £699 in the UK or $1299 in the US, £949 in the UK as a kit with the new 18-135 mm DX lens
@Pigglies (9339)
• United States
7 Jan 07
Umm thanks for copying that, but I can read specs and reviews for myself! Yesterday I went to look at the D80 and see if I wanted the D200 instead. I guess I do not want the D200, because I do not have large enough hands! I guess the D80 is supposed to be lower in price soon.