Price When Reviewed: 595
Pros: Well-made, compact body with versatile 11-point AF system, large bright LCD and excellent viewfinder. High picture quality,
Cons: No built-in dust-reduction or image-stabilization system. Advanced RAW processing software is an optional extra.
The Nikon D80 digital SLR is the successor to the company’s highly regarded D70 and D70s models. It features a 10.2-megapixel CCD, large 2.5-inch screen, and an improved 11-point autofocus system.
The Sony-made sensor is a derivative of that used by the recently introduced 10.2-megapixel D200, a semi-professional model offering picture quality that’s close to the company’s top professional digital SLR, the D2Xs.