Nikon D80 vs Canon EOS 30D

Winner
Nikon D80

71

Canon EOS 30D

65

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D80

Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.62x
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
500 ms startup delay
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
250 ms shutter lag
Built-in focus motor
Badge
Autofocuses with more lenses
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 30D

Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Thickness
Thin
2.9"
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 30D.
Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Nikon D80.

competitors

Nikon D80 Competitors

Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$461 body only

$534 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$358 body only

$419 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$350 body only

$649 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder

Canon EOS 30D Competitors

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$499 body only

$752 with 18-135mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder
Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$500 body only

$350 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Live view Has live view
Viewfinder Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder
Sony SLT A77 II

Sony SLT A77 II

Pro DSLR

$1,198 body only

$1,798 with 16-50mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder

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Nikon D80
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EOS 30D
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