Nikon have today announced the release of their latest DSLR offering…the D80!
It’s a bit like a cross between the D50, D70 and D200, taking in the best of each. Well, really more a cross between the D70 and D200, except that it’s switched to SD cards, like the D50, and borrows it’s new metering sensor.
So…you ask…what are the details…well…it’s got a 10.2MP 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 (copied straight from here (new window)!!).
It looks like the perfect shooter for me! I can use all my SD cards, and get the advantages of the D200 without shelling out a grand! Oh…darn…it’s still 700 pound…hhmm…i think i’ll start the Fergus Needs A D80 Fund…please send all donations to me.