'The D80 is definitely a great entry DSLR that still provides future growth.'
'The D80 is a fairly large digital SLR that has impressive build quality (save for a few plastic doors).'
'It's quiet too'
'the D80 includes a generous assortment of additional features, letting you do such things as combine multiple exposures, add text comments to any image, or program the built-in flash to fire multiple times at specified intervals.'
'The key controls are easy to get to, with sensitivity, white balance and image size/quality accessed directly from the mode dial.'
'the Coolpix 8800 forces you to take the additional step of setting the camera to one of its continuous shooting modes--or (if you don't switch to continuous mode) to press the shutter three to five times for a complete bracket.'
'the ISO 400 image is quite noisy, with a lot of missing detail.'
'The Nikon Coolpix 8800 has very impressive specifications.'
'Just a cursory glance at this camera suggests there's a lot of technology that's been plundered from Nikon's current flagship compact, the Coolpix 5700.'
'Clunky, sluggish interface No AF illuminator, poor low light focusing Does not fully support Nikon Speedlites Small LCD No RAW mode yet (most of competition has it) Flimsy plastic door over CF slot No live histogram in record mode'
'Although this was slightly evident in the macro shot, Nikon still blows the competition away, capturing a tiny area of 24 x 18mm – extreme detail is clearly visible in the photo.'
'In contrast to the overall build quality of the camera, the door covering the Type II CompactFlash slot (which also handles IBM Microdrives) feels very flimsy.'