"Just Bought My First Camera - D80" Tue 15-May-12 03:57 PM by inetboy
Hi All -
I just bought my very first camera - it's a used D80 from my brother in law for $200. I'm hoping that's a good deal. It came with a lens and body, I had to pick up a charger on ebay and I need to buy an SD Card.
My questions are:
1. Since I don't have a manual, is there a post lying around that I can access for reference/quick start? 2. Can I use a 32GB SanDisk Ultra Class 10 (30MB/s) SDXC Card with this camera? 3. Is there anything else I should consider buying?
DerekTV85 Salt Lake City, US Registered since 12th Feb 2012
Tue 15-May-12 10:37 PM
#7. "RE: Just Bought My First Camera - D80" In response to Reply # 6
Hi, welcome to Nikonians.
You did get a great deal on an amazing camera. As already stated the newer SD cards where not rated with the D80 they came out long after. Which is a good thing for you because the older SDHC are cheaper.
The D80 is a fine camera. Wish i still had mine as a back up. One tip i can give you is some D80's tended to overexpose by about a stop. So this could be something to look for. And you can set your exposure compensation to mitigate this if you find it a problem.
ShrimpBoy Brighton and Hove, UK Nikonian since 08th Jan 2006
Mon 14-May-12 06:33 PM
#4. "RE: Just Bought My First Camera - D80" In response to Reply # 0 Mon 14-May-12 06:34 PM by ShrimpBoy
PDFs of manuals are usually available on Nikon's support site. Here's a link to the D80 manuals.
The D80 is an SDHC device, so only use SDHC cards in it. It's safer and will save you some money. The SDXC card might work, but the camera would format it as if it was an SDHC card and would not be able to take advantage of any speed or capacity improvements that SDXC offers.
Speculative buying is dangerous. You should use what you've got first and as Suzy said let that tell you what you may need. About the only "safe" extra purchase would be a card reader if you don't already have one and you don't have an SD slot on your computer.