Nikon D80: In-depth Review

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by deryck lant, Sep 23, 2006.

  1. deryck  lant

    deryck lant Guest

    deryck lant, Sep 23, 2006
    #1
    1. Advertisements

  2. deryck  lant

    Kinon O'Cann Guest

    Well, it does cost a couple of hundred more than the XTi...

    Nice unit, though. The JPEGs do look different from the three cams compared,
    but RAW was so close it was insignificant between the Sony A100, XTi, and
    D80. Competition is a good thing.
     
    Kinon O'Cann, Sep 23, 2006
    #2
    1. Advertisements

  3. deryck  lant

    RichA Guest

    Not really. They sized it like a D50 instead of a D70. It's a
    woman's camera now, because men with normal sized hands
    will not find it too friendly to use.
     
    RichA, Sep 24, 2006
    #3
  4. deryck  lant

    JohnR66 Guest

    Although the Rebel XTi (400D) has not been reviewed yet, the D80 is compared
    to it, so those waiting on the review can see how it performs image quality
    wise. All in all, these entry level DSLRs are fantastic!. I'm waiting on the
    release of the Pentax 10MP. Should image similar to D80 (same Sony sensor).

    No big deal if you shoot 8MP unless the camera's new features entice you.
    John
     
    JohnR66, Sep 24, 2006
    #4
  5. I've got normal-sized hands and my D50 is a good fit, very comfortable.
    I've handled the D80 and the Alpha - those fit well in my hands too. The
    Rebel is too small for me.
     
    Peter A. Stavrakoglou, Sep 24, 2006
    #5
  6. deryck  lant

    Pete D Guest

    What a lot of total rubbish, you are a stupid, stupid person, I know several
    female photographers that use D2X's and they are small females and don't
    have a problem, the cameras are not that small or that big, the change to
    the D80 is not actually that much anyway and only a total retard would say
    anything as remotely stupid as what you have just said. Get a life mate.
     
    Pete D, Sep 24, 2006
    #6
  7. deryck  lant

    Joan Guest

    Tell us what you really think, Pete.

    --
    Joan
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/joan-in-manly

    :
    : What a lot of total rubbish, you are a stupid, stupid person, I know
    several
    : female photographers that use D2X's and they are small females and
    don't
    : have a problem, the cameras are not that small or that big, the
    change to
    : the D80 is not actually that much anyway and only a total retard
    would say
    : anything as remotely stupid as what you have just said. Get a life
    mate.
    :
    :
     
    Joan, Sep 24, 2006
    #7
  8. deryck  lant

    Pete D Guest

    Better not. ;-)
     
    Pete D, Sep 24, 2006
    #8
  9. deryck  lant

    Bill Funk Guest

    Those who are confidant in their heterosexuality will have no problems
    with it.
     
    Bill Funk, Sep 24, 2006
    #9
  10. deryck  lant

    ASAAR Guest

    Unless it's a smidgen too large to fit in their purse.
     
    ASAAR, Sep 24, 2006
    #10
  11. deryck  lant

    RichA Guest

    Did you go and buy one? I've seen numerous times people in cameras
    stores (men with normal sized hands) complain about the Rebel. The D50
    is the same size. How can someone dismiss the concerns of people so
    blithly as you do? Also, using a large camera is different. One of
    the main problems with small ones is inadvertently hitting a button
    you didn't want to because of the small size of the camera. This
    happens to people all the time. With a large camera and small hands,
    how is that going to happen?
     
    RichA, Sep 25, 2006
    #11
  12. Really? Is my memory dizzy? I tried the D50 in a store and found it to be a
    lot larger than the 350D.

    D50: 133 x 102 x 76 mm (5.2 x 4.0 x 3.0 in) , 540 gm
    350D: 127 x 94 x 64 mm (5.0 x 3.7 x 2.5 in), 490 gm

    Is 6mm x 8mm x 12mm significantly larger? It seemed so to me...

    David J. Littleboy
    Tokyo, Japan
     
    David J. Littleboy, Sep 25, 2006
    #12
  13. deryck  lant

    ASAAR Guest

    Wow. From my perspective the 350D is significantly smaller. But
    I'd have thought that from the perspective of one who totes the
    larger Canon DSLRs with big L lenses that both the D50 and the 350D
    would be lumped together in an insanely small category, with little
    to distinguish one from the other. Those two represent the largest
    camera size I'd care to deal with but my own insanely small category
    includes sub-125 gram dcams. These include some of Canon's Ixus
    models, Olympus's mini (Stylus Verve), K/M DiMAGE X31, and any
    digital camera that might easily be mistaken for a credit card in
    the dark. :)
     
    ASAAR, Sep 25, 2006
    #13
  14. The only "big L lens" I own is the 17-40, and that's not a particularly big
    lens<g>.

    But just grabbing the camera, the D50 fits my hand nicely while the 350D
    seems small. I find that the 5D hand grip has deeper sculpting and is easier
    to hold than the 20D, but that I like the 300D. These things are all YMMV,
    but the 350D really is targeted at people with smaller hands than mine.
    I'm not as unsympathetic to smaller cameras as I sometimes sound; the 5D
    with either the 24-105/4.0 or 24-70/2.8 is over my weight limit (if the
    Tamron 28-75/2.8 didn't exist, I'd just shoot primes), and I prefer to not
    leave the tripod "L" bracket on the camera if I won't be using the tripod.

    David J. Littleboy
    Tokyo, Japan
     
    David J. Littleboy, Sep 25, 2006
    #14
  15. deryck  lant

    Pete D Guest

    No my young dweebish friend you seem to be missing the point, it is not the
    size that matter but the ergonomics, the 350D is just poorly designed, thats
    why the 400D has been improved in this area, still not as good as most
    others (not Oly's of course).
     
    Pete D, Sep 25, 2006
    #15
  16. deryck  lant

    Kubalister Guest

    It all depends on what you define as 'normal'. In Japan where the camera
    is designed the male users certainly wouldn't have any usage problems,
    but in obese America many users will have usability problems with their
    chubby hands.
     
    Kubalister, Sep 25, 2006
    #16
  17. Australian's too ... and the Brits and the Canadians ...

    http://www.healthinsite.gov.au/topics/Obesity
     
    Thomas T. Veldhouse, Sep 25, 2006
    #17
  18. deryck  lant

    John Turco Guest


    Hello, Paul:

    Besides, a baby camera is just so damned darling! <g>


    Cordially,
    John Turco <>
     
    John Turco, Sep 26, 2006
    #18
  19. deryck  lant

    John Turco Guest


    Hello, ASAAR:

    Incidentally, how well would the D80 fit in >your< purse? :-J


    Cordially,
    John Turco <>
     
    John Turco, Sep 26, 2006
    #19
  20. deryck  lant

    ASAAR Guest

    I'm not really sure. To paraphrase Jack Benny, "I'm thinking.
    I'm thinking." (and with pursed lips, of course)
     
    ASAAR, Sep 26, 2006
    #20
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.