Nikon D80 vs Canon EOS 30D

Winner
Nikon D80

36

Canon EOS 30D

33

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D80

Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.62x
Built-in focus motor
Badge
Autofocuses with more lenses
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
 

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 D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$640 body only

$830 with 18-105mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Weight Slightly heavier
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$249 body only

$309 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$294 body only

$400 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder

Canon EOS 30D Competitors

Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$419 body only

$500 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Live view Has live view
Viewfinder Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$669 body only

$599 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Viewfinder Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder
Canon EOS 40D

Canon EOS 40D

Pro DSLR

$999 body only

$1,670 with 28-135mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Color depth Better color depth
Low light performance Slightly more noise at high ISO

discussion

Nikon D80
D80
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Canon EOS 30D
EOS 30D
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