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35mm [135] Format
SLR Camera F80
Experience the passion of photography
■ Nikon’s exclusive cross-ranged, five area
autofocus sensor (Multi-CAM 900 sensor)
■ Built-in Speedlight: guide number 12 (ISO
100, m); 28mm lens coverage
■ Three AF Area modes: Dynamic AF,
Closest-subject-priority Dynamic AF and
Single Area AF
■ 3D Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill-Flash with
five-segment TTL Multi Sensor
■ Lock-On™ autofocus operation
■ Vari-Brite Focus Area display provides ata-glance AF-area confirmation
■ 3D Matrix Metering using 10-segment
Matrix sensor
■ Center-Weighted Metering and Spot
■ Built-in AF-Assist Illuminator
■ QD (F80D) and Data Imprint (F80S) versions
■ On-Demand Grid Lines can be displayed
in viewfinder (with Custom setting #4)
■ 18 Custom Settings (19 with F80S)
■ Four exposure modes: P with Flexible
Program, S, A and M
Nikon F80 is sold as Nikon N80 in the U.S.
35mm [135] Format
SLR Camera F80 /
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QD and Data
Imprint versions
The F80 is available in a
standard version, and a
QD version (F80D) that
allows you to print the
date or time, and a special QD version (F80S)
that also imprints exposure data between
*The camera’s film advance
speed slows down when exposure data imprinting is selected.
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On-Demand Grid Lines displayed in viewfinder
A new Nikon Advanced Focusing Screen
Display allows the superimposition of OnDemand Grid Lines. These horizontal and
vertical lines assist in determining compositional balance and are also helpful for shooting architectural photography or landscapes
that includehorizons. (Activated via Custom
Setting #4.)
Complete control at your fingertips
Electronic depth-of field
preview button
1 Depth-of-field preview button
& Speedlight lock-release button
2 Sub-Command Dial
( Camera back lock release lever
3 Power switch
) Lens release button
4 Release socket
~ Focus mode selector
5 Shutter release button
+ Tripod socket
6 Flash output level compensation
, Focus area selector lock lever
7 LCD illuminator/Film rewind button
. AF Area mode selector
8 Exposure compensation button
/ Film confirmation window
9 LCD panel
: Auto Exposure Bracketing button
! Self-timer/AF-Assist Illuminator/
Red-Eye Reduction lamp
; Flash sync mode/Film rewind
" Accessory shoe
< Diopter adjustment lever
# Exposure mode/Custom
Setting/ISO film speed select dial
= AE-L/AF-L button
$ Film advance mode selector
% Film advance mode selector lock
This lets you confirm
the zone of sharpest
focus (in all exposure
modes) before shooting.
Exposure mode/Custom
Setting/ISO film speed
select dial
With this dial, you can
select the F80’s exposure modes (P, S, A, M)
and control the Custom
Settings and film speed
settings (DX auto or
Diopter adjustment
Enables near- or farsighted photographers
to adjust the eyepiece
diopter from -1.8 to
- Focus area selector
> Metering system dial
? Main-Command Dial
@ Battery chamber cover lock
Film advance modes
Top deck LCD panel
Two Command Dials
Single (ı) and
Continuous (˜) are
available. When using
Continuous Servo AF
mode with ˜ film
advance mode, the F80
delivers a film advance
speed of approximately
2.5 fps.
The easy-to-see LCD
panel gives you at-aglance access to vital
information. It can be
illuminated for viewing in
dim light.
Use the Main-Command
Dial to select the shutter
speed when using
Shutter-Priority Auto or
Manual, and a range of
other camera settings.
The Sub-Command Dial
allows you to select
aperture with AperturePriority Auto or Manual.
Custom Setting #12 lets
you switch the functions
of the two Command
35mm [135] Format
SLR Camera F80 /
Type of camera: Integral-motor autofocus 35mm single-lens reflex with electronically controlled focal-plane shutter and built-in
Exposure modes: ¡: Auto-Multi Program (Flexible Program possible); ™:
Shutter-Priority Auto; £: Aperture-Priority Auto; ¢: Manual
Picture format: 24 x 36mm (standard 35mm film format)
Lens mount: Nikon F mount (with AF coupling, AF contacts)
Lens: D-type and G-type AF Nikkor: All functions possible; PC
Micro-Nikkor 85mm f/2.8D: All functions except autofocus
and exposure modes other than Manual possible without
shifting and/or tilting the lens; AF Nikkor other than D-type
(except AF Nikkor for F3AF): All functions except 3D Matrix
Metering possible; AI-P Nikkor: All functions except 3D
Matrix Metering and autofocus possible; IX-Nikkor: Cannot
be used; Non-CPU: Usable in Manual exposure mode (exposure meter cannot be used); Electronic Rangefinder usable
with lens with maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster
Viewfinder: Fixed eye-level pentaprism, built-in diopter adjustment (–1.8
to +0.8m-1)
Eyepoint: 17mm (at –1.0m-1)
Focusing screen: Clear Matte Screen II with focus brackets and On-Demand
Grid Lines able to display
Viewfinder frame coverage: Approx. 92%
Finder magnification: Approx. 0.75x with 50mm lens set to infinity (at -1.0m-1)
Viewfinder information: Focus indications, metering system, AE lock, shutter speed,
aperture, exposure mode, electronic analogue exposure display/exposure compensation display, exposure compensation, frame counter/exposure compensation value, readylight, multiple exposure, focus area, flash exposure compensation, five sets of focus brackets (area)/Spot Metering area,
12mmø reference circle for Center-Weighted metering, OnDemand Grid Lines able to display
Reflex mirror: Automatic, instant-return type
Lens aperture: Instant-return type, with depth-of-field preview button
Autofocus: TTL phase detection, Nikon Multi-CAM900 autofocus module; Detection range: EV –1 to EV 19 (ISO 100, at normal
Lens servo: Single Servo AF (S), Continuous Servo AF (C), Manual focus
(M); Focus Tracking automatically activated in subject’s status
in Single Servo AF (S) or Continuous Servo AF (C)
Focus area: One of five focus areas can be selected
AF Area modes: Single Area AF and Dynamic AF (Dynamic AF Mode with
Closest Subject Priority is available)
Focus lock: Focus is locked by pressing ‚ button or lightly pressing
shutter release button in Single Servo AF
Metering system: TTL full-aperture exposure metering system; Three metering
systems selectable (limitations with lens used): 3D Matrix
Metering; Center-Weighted Metering: Approx. 75% of the
meter’s sensitivity concentrated on the 12mm dia. circle; and
Spot Metering: 4mm dia. circle (approx. 1% of entire frame)
Metering range: 3D Matrix Metering: EV 0-21; Center-Weighted Metering: EV
0-21; Spot Metering: EV 3-21 (at normal temperature, ISO
100, 50mm f/1.4 lens)
Exposure meter coupling: CPU
Exposure compensation: Exposure compensated in ±3 EV range, in 1/2 steps
Auto Exposure Lock: Detected exposure value locked by pressing ‚ button
Auto Exposure Bracketing: Bracketing range: ±2 EV; Number of shots: two or three;
Bracketing steps: 0.5, 1, 1.5 or 2 EV
Film speed setting: DX or manual selectable; Film speed range: DX: ISO 255000, Manual: ISO 6-6400 in 1/3 steps
Shutter: Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
Release terminal: Available on the shutter release button
Shutter speeds: In ¡, £: 30 to 1/4000 sec.; In ™: 30 to 1/4000 sec. (in 1/2
steps); In ¢: 30 to 1/4000 sec. (in 1/2 steps), buLb
Sync contact: X-contact only; flash synchronization up to 1/125 sec.
Built-in Speedlight: Activated by pressing Speedlight lock-release button, guide
number: 12 (at ISO 100, m); flash coverage: 28mm or longer
lens; film speed range: ISO 25 to ISO 800
Flash control: Controlled by five-segment TTL Multi Sensor Automatic
Balanced Fill-Flash with TTL Multi Sensor: 3D Multi-Sensor
Balanced Fill-Flash compatible with built-in Speedlight, SB28/28DX, 27, 26, 25 and D-type Nikkor lens; Multi-Sensor
Balanced Fill-Flash with built-in Speedlight or Speedlight
such as SB-29, 28/28DX, 27, 26, 25, 24, 23, 22s, 22, 20
and AF Nikkor other than D-type or Ai-P Nikkor lens (except
for AF Nikkor for F3AF)
Standard TTL: With built-in Speedlight, SB-29, 28/28DX, 27,
26, 25, 24, 23, 22s, 22, 20 and non-CPU Nikkor lens; or
with built-in Speedlight, SB-29, 28/28DX, 27, 26, 25, 24, 23,
22s, 22, 20 and exposure mode set to manual or metering
system to Spot
Flash sync mode: Front-Curtain Sync (normal sync), Red-Eye Reduction, RedEye Reduction with Slow Sync, Slow Sync, Rear-Curtain Sync
Ready-light: Lights up when flash fully charged with built-in Speedlight,
SB-28/28DX, SB-27, SB-26, SB-23, etc.; blinks (3 sec. after
flash) for full output warning
Accessory shoe: Standard ISO-type hot-shoe contact (sync contact, readylight contact, TTL auto flash contact, monitor contact, GND),
safety lock provided
Self-timer: Electronically controlled; timer duration: 10 sec.
Depth-of-field preview button: Stop-down lens aperture by pressing depth-of-field preview
Film loading: Film automatically advances to first frame when camera back
is closed (shutter and reflection mirror not activated)
Film advance: Automatic advance with built-in motor; ı, ˜ selectable;
Film advance speed (with Manual focus, Manual exposure
mode, shutter speed 1/125 sec. or faster [imprint data
between film frames not selected for F80S], 36-exposure
film): ı: One frame advance; ˜: Continuous shooting,
Approx. 2.5 fps (3V lithium batteries)
Film rewind: Automatic rewind with built-in motor; Rewind speed with 36exposure film and 3V lithium batteries: High-speed film
rewind: approx. 15 sec., Quiet film rewind: approx. 23 sec.
Multiple exposure: Activated using film advance mode dial
LCD panel information DX indication, shutter speed/exposure compensation
(illuminator built-in): value, aperture, exposure compensation, flash exposure
compensation, Auto Exposure Bracketing, Bracketing bar
graphs, Custom, Flexible Program, flash sync mode, AF Area
mode, focus area, battery power, frame counter
Date/time imprint function Built-in clock: 24-hour type with timing accuracy within
(F80D/F80S only): ±90 seconds a month; leap year adjustment until 2049;
Usable film: ISO 32 to 3200 DX-coded film; Display mode:
Year/Month/Day, Day/Hour/Minute, No Imprint,
Month/Day/Year and Day/Month/Year
Shooting data imprint Selected/canceled with shooting data imprint
function (F80S only): dial; Imprinted data: Shutter speed, aperture and exposure
compensation value (selected compensation value);
Imprinted location: Between film frames
Camera back: Hinged back with film confirmation window; AF Area mode
selector, focus area selector; F80D/F80S: Data imprint LCD
panel/buttons; F80S: Shooting data imprint dial
Power source: Two 3V CR123A or DL123A lithium batteries; optional
Battery Pack MB-16 is also available (for four AA-type alkaline, lithium, NiCd or Ni-MH batteries)
Power switch: Power ON and OFF position
Exposure meter: Auto meter shut-off 6 sec. after power turned on if no operations are performed; activated by lightly pressing shutter
release button after power is turned off
Battery power In LCD panel, with exposure meter on; N for sufficient
confirmation: power; M indicates batteries are nearing exhaustion;
Blinking M indicates batteries are just about exhausted
Usable number of
at 20°C (68°F)
at –10°C (14°F)
36-exposure film rolls Two 3V lithium
Approx. 50/15
Approx. 35/10
(without flash/ With MB-16
Approx. 45/10
Approx. 5/2
with flash for half Four AA-type alkaline
Approx. 90/30
Approx. 65/18
of all exposures): Four AA-type lithium
Four AA-type Ni-Cd
Four AA-type Ni-MH
Duration of Long Time (Bulb) exposure:
Tripod socket:
Custom Setting:
Two-Button Reset:
Dimensions (W x H x D):
(without batteries):
Optional exclusive accessories:
Approx. 20/5
Approx. 25/15
Approx. 8/3
Approx. 20/5
For autofocus operation using an AF Zoom-Nikkor 28-80mm
f/3.5-5.6D lens, covering the full range from infinity (∞) to the
closest distance and back to infinity (∞) before each shot,
with a shutter speed of 1/125 sec. or faster.
Approx. 6 hours (using two 3V lithium batteries at 20°C/68°F)
1/4 (diameter, JIS standard)
19 (F80S) or 18 (F80/F80D) Custom Setting menus are available
Pressing the ¸ and ∆ buttons simultaneously and holding
them for more than 2 sec. resets various settings to their initial settings (with some exceptions)
F80: Approx. 141.5 × 98.5 × 71mm or 5.6 x 3.9 x 2.8 in.;
F80D: Approx. 141.5 × 98.5 × 71.5mm or 5.6 x 3.9 x 2.8 in.;
F80S: Approx. 141.5 × 98.5 × 73.5mm or 5.6 x 3.9 x 2.9 in.
F80: Approx. 515g or 18.1 oz.;
F80D: Approx. 520g or 18.3 oz.;
F80S: Approx. 525g or 18.5 oz.
Battery Pack MB-16, Soft case CF-59/60
Infrared film cannot be used with this camera, because the F80 detects the film perforation with an infrared ray.
The viewfinder will be dark without battery power but brightens after installation of
fresh batteries. This is not a malfunction.
All specifications apply when fresh batteries are used at normal temperature (20°C/68°F).
Specifications and designs are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer.
© 2000 Nikon Corporation
January 2001
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