Nikon D80 demise

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Peter Black, Aug 21, 2009.

  1. Peter Black

    Peter Black Guest

    I have a chance to buy a slightly used (less than 1000 clicks) Nikon
    D80 at an attractive price. Will someone please tell me, or point me
    to article, telling why this camera was discontinued only three years
    after its introduction. Google is not my friend today.
    Peter Black, Aug 21, 2009
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  2. Peter Black

    Guest Guest

    because the d90 came out 2 years after the d80 was released, along with
    several other models. product cycles of 2-3 years are common, if not
    considered long.
    Guest, Aug 21, 2009
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  3. Peter Black

    Me Guest

    Actually with features and design, it's not very different from the
    current model which replaced it (Nikon D90). Main changes are:
    12mp CMOS vs 10mp CCD sensor. The newer sensor is better at higher ISO,
    but at base ISO (100 for D80, 200 for D90) while there's a little more
    dynamic range in D90 raw files, that may or may not matter.
    Faster burst rate in D90 (4.5 fps vs 3 fps)
    D90 has "liveview" and can shoot video clips.

    In some ways the "endless race" seems to have slowed - at least in
    "must-have features" for still photography. The improvements between
    the D70 and D80 were much more significant.
    Me, Aug 21, 2009
  4. Because Nikon introduced the then new D90.
    That's about the typical manufacturing period of a digital camera,
    actually it's even a bit on the long side.

    Jürgen Exner, Aug 21, 2009
  5. For many types of photography the impact is the same.
    For others it's different.

    Wolfgang Weisselberg, Aug 26, 2009
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