This is probably a great idea:
That’s Nikon’s just-announced D80 digital SLR. From what I can tell, it’s the 10 megapixel imaging technology from my D200 repackaged into a D70-style body for consumer pricing. It’s probably slower, lighter, and less rugged, but it’s definitely cheaper, with an MSRP of $999.95 for the body.
Here’s a bit of information about it from Nikon:
Nikon says it will be available in September. If the release of the D200 is any guide, they really mean that if you order now you’ll probably have one by Christmas.
I buy most of my stuff from Adorama Camera, and they have it listed aready:
- Nikon D80 with the 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED AF-S DX kit lens.
- Nikon D80 with the 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX kit lens.
That 18-135mm lens is also new. Read more about it: