Nikon D80 SLR Review

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Nikon D80 SLR

Shooting Menu

    Optimize image - Normal, Softer, Vivid, More Vivid, Portrait, Custom, Black&White
    Image quality - NEF (RAW), JPEG (Fine, Normal or Basic), NEF + JPEG (Fine, Normal or Basic)
    Image size - Large (3872x2592), Medium (2896x1944), Small (1936x1296)
    White balance - Auto, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Direct sunlight, Flash, Cloudy, Shade, Choose color temp., Custom (WB preset)
    Hide image - Images may be hidden from Playback mode
    Print set - Embed DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) information.
    ISO sensitivity - Auto, 100, 125, 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, HI 0.3, HI 0.7, HI 1
    Long exposure NR - Enable noise reduction for 1 second or longer shutter speeds
    High ISO NR - Off, Normal, Low, High
    Multiple exposure - Choose number of shots (2 or 3) and Auto gain (On or Off)





Nikon D80 SLR

To view help on Custom Settings, press the (HELP) button when an item is highlighted in the CSM menu or when the options for a Custom Setting are displayed (Like Beep shown above.)




Nikon D80 SLR

Custom Settings

    R   Menu reset - Reset all custom settings to default

    01   Beep - Off or On; Beep sounds in self-timer and delayed remote modes, when photo is taken in quick-response remote mode, or when camera has focused in single-servo AF

    02  AF-area mode - Single area, Dynamic area, Auto-area AF

    04   Center AF area - Normal zone, Wide zone

    03  AF assist - Off or On = AF-assist illuminator lights automatically

    05  No Memory Card? - Enable/disable shutter lock if no SD card is inserted

    06  Image review - Enable or disable Image Review after capture



Nikon D80 SLR

    07   ISO auto - Off, On, Max. sensitivity or Min. sensitivity

    08  Grid display - Off or On = display grids in viewfinder

    09   Viewfinder warning - Off or On = displays B&W, Battery low and no memory card warnings in the viewfinder

    10  EV step - 1/3 or 1/2 steps for shutter speed, aperture, exposure compensation, flash compensation, and exposure and flash bracketing settings

    11  Exposure comp. - If Off, Exposure compensation is set with button and Command dial; Use On to set it with the Command dial only

    12  Center-weighted - Diameter of center-weighted metering circle; 6mm, 8mm, or 10mm

    13  Auto BKT Set - Choose AE & Flash, AE only, Flash Only or White Balance bracketing



Nikon D80 SLR

    14  Auto BKT Order - Default (MTR>Under>Over) or Under>MTR>Over

    15  Command Dials - Choose the command dials used to set the shutter speed and aperture (Default or Reversed)

    16  FUNC button - Choose the function performed by this button (ISO display, Framing grid, AF-area mode, etc.)

    17  Illumination - Off= LCD backlight will turn on when the power switch is rotated to the illuminator position, On= backlight stays on while the exposure meters are active

    18  AE-L/AF-L - Specifies the function of the AE / AF Lock button

    19  AE Lock - Off= pressing the shutter release button halfway does not lock exposure, On= exposure will lock when pressed halfway

    20  Focus Area - No wrap or wrap



Nikon D80 SLR

    21  AF area Illumination - Illuminate active AF area in viewfinder

    22  Built-in Flash - TTL auto, Manual output (full, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32), Repeating flash (flash fires repeatedly while the shutter is open, producing the strobe-light effect), Commander mode to control SB-800 or SB-600 speedlights in wireless mode

    23  Flash warning - Display flash warn in viewfinder in P, M, A or S mode if flash is required and not raised

    24  Flash Shutter Speed - Choose the slowest shutter speed that the flash will be used in P and A modes (1/60 to 30 secs.)

    25  Auto FP - Off or On= activates FP high-speed sync when using optional SB-800, SB-600 or SB-R200 flash units at shutter speeds faster than 1/200

    26  Modeling Flash - Off or On= both the built-in flash and optional flash unit will emit a modeling flash when the camera depth-of-field preview button is pressed

    27  Monitor off - Time the LCD monitor stays on (5s, 10s, 20s, 1m, 5m, 10m)



Nikon D80 SLR

    28  Meter-off - The time that information is shown on the data LCD and viewfinder status line (4, 6, 8, 15, 30 secs or 30 mins.)

    29  Self-timer - Define value for the self-timer (2, 5, 10 or 20 secs)

    30  Remote On Duration - Controls how long the camera will wait for signal from remote control before canceling delayed or quick-response remote modes (1, 5, 10, 15 min.)

    31  Exp. Delay mode - Off or On= will delay the shutter-release until about 0.4 seconds after the shutter-release button is pressed, reducing camera shake when camera movement could result in blurred photos (for example, macro, or microscope photography, etc.)

    32  MB-D80 Batteries - Choose the type of cell being used: LR6 (AA alkaline), HR6 (AA NiMH), FR6 (AA lithium), ZR6 (AA NiMn)







Nikon D80 SLR

Setup Menu

    CSM/Setup Menu - Simple (displays basic options), Full (displays all options), My menu (Displayed selected options)
    Format Memory Card - Formats the SD card being used
    World Time - Choose Time zone, date, date format, daylight saving time
    LCD brightness - Adjust brightness of the color LCD
    Video mode - Video signal format (PAL or NTSC)
    Language - Choose menu language
    USB - Mass Storage or PTP mode
    Folders - Select, New, Rename or Delete image folders
    File No. Seq - Off, On, Reset file numbering
    Mirror lock-up - Lock mirror up for CCD cleaning
    Dust off ref photo - Acquire reference date for the Image Dust Off option in Nikon Capture NX software
    Battery info - View info on EN-EL3e in camera (Bat. meter, Pic. meter, Charge life)
    Firmware Ver. - Display firmware revision numbers
    Auto Image rotation - Automatic portrait mode rotation in playback (On or Off)




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