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What's the D80 like?

dazzaman 14 631 England
1 Jul 2007 9:58AM
im upgrading to the nikon d80, from the d50. anyone who has got this camera,could they tell me if its any good,and is it a lot better than the d50,and is there a lot more benefits over the d50.


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User_Removed 15 4.3k 2 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2007 10:16AM
I've never handled a D50 but a friend has the D80 and it's a superb camera.
The 10mp is certainly worth having, you'll notice a lot more detail in your picture files.
The D80 handles exactly like my D200 but for a lot less money Smile
User_Removed 16 17.9k 8 Norway
1 Jul 2007 10:33AM
Darren. The D80 is a significantly higher spec body to the D50... Do it. You know you want to Wink
scthomas 13 62 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2007 10:54AM
I have a D80 and I love it. At first it took a while to find everything but now I find it easy to navigate and the picture quality is superb. I have never used a D50 so can't comment on that.
KevinMW 14 14 Wales
1 Jul 2007 11:04AM
Hi Darren,

Also have the D80 and agree its a great camera with loads of features and an excellent 10mp sensor giving excellent images. Not used the D50 either but the increase in pixel count should warrant the upgrade. Go for it.

blackbird 13 159 15 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2007 11:32AM
I have been mulling over this myself - I have the D50 and it's a great camera, but...
Aftertherain's comments really make me think seriously about an upgrade

Quote:Do it. You know you want to

Smile grin Smile
CathyT 14 7.3k 18 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2007 1:02PM
D80 or can't go wrong....
KBan 15 512 4 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2007 1:12PM
i bought the D80 in March, easy to use and a solid build
last ten 15 416 Isle of Man
1 Jul 2007 2:05PM

I had a D80 and intend getting another, but what really annoyed me was this - Help - Dead Pixel in my new Nikon D80 I am not putting the camera down, just merely bringing this to your attention.

If you do get one, check for hot/dead pixels as soon as you can as this particular problem with the D80 caught me out twice!

dazzaman 14 631 England
1 Jul 2007 3:25PM
thanks guys
darren Smile
Vee_Enn 15 100 England
1 Jul 2007 9:56PM
The D80 is a great camera, far more advanced than the D50. Go for it, you know you want to!

Zydeco_Joe 13 84 1 England
3 Jul 2007 11:10AM
Not long had my D80 as a replacement for a D100 that got knocked over on my tripod, and so far so good,(about 1000 images so far ) no hot pixel's and results are fine with the larger 10mp over the 6mp the quality is better but I was more than happy with the 6mp.
Zydeco Joe
rusmi 16 37 1 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2007 2:50PM
the D80 is simply fab. I had a canon 300d b4 and it was g8 cam but it collapse and I didn't like the 400D so I decided to switch to Nikon, I was considering the D80 and D200 then I went for the D80 not for the price but bacause I like the newer design of the cam and software inside and plus I wanted shot wireless and the D200 doesn't.
yar123 14 26
4 Jul 2007 2:53PM
I ahve a d50 and friend who has the d80 ( lucky cow ) .
Go for it t, the build quality is excellent , more fetures are accesed by dedicated buttons and thumb wheels plus the 10meg .
S_Boulding 13 72 England
4 Jul 2007 9:12PM
I have a D50 and want the D80 or D200 Aswell..
oh well..

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