Nikon D80

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Nikon D80

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Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro

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Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D80

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

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro

Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13.5 EV
Storage slots
More storage slots
2
 

differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm S3 Pro

Dynamic range
More dynamic range
13.5 EV vs 11.2 EV
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2.3 f-stops more dynamic range
Storage slots
Has more storage slots
2 vs 1
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More slots allows storing more images without switching memory cards
True resolution
Higher true resolution
12.1 MP vs 10 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
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Advantages of the Nikon D80

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Color depth
Better color depth
22.1 bits vs 20.9 bits
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Distinguishes 1.2 more bits of color
Screen size
Much larger screen
2.5" vs 2.0"
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Around 30% larger screen
Size
Significantly smaller
132x103x77 mm vs 148x135x80 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Low light performance
Slightly lower noise at high ISO
524 ISO vs 346 ISO
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The D80 has a slight edge (0.6 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Built-in focus motor
Has a built-in focus motor
Yes vs No
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Autofocuses with all autofocus lenses
Weight
Significantly lighter
668 g vs 930 g
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Around 30% lighter
Viewfinder coverage
Better viewfinder coverage
95% vs 94%
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Almost the same
Thickness
Thinner
3" vs 3.1"
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Almost the same
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              similarities

              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Viewfinder Both have pentaprism viewfinders Help
              Pentaprism
              Common Weaknesses
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Live view No live view Help
              Preview with viewfinder
              Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
              S3 Pro:94%
              D80:95%
              Autofocus No video autofocus Help
              Manual focus only
              Movie format Do not shoot movies Help
              No movies
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              S3 Pro:2.0"
              D80:2.5"
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              S3 Pro:12.1 MP
              D80:10 MP
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              S3 Pro:235k dots
              D80:230k dots
              Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
              S3 Pro:None
              D80:3,200 ISO
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              S3 Pro:APS-C 23.0x15.5mm
              D80:APS-C 23.6x15.8mm
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              S3 Pro:60.0
              D80:61.0
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              S3 Pro:20.9 bits
              D80:22.1 bits
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              S3 Pro:346 ISO
              D80:524 ISO

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D90

              Nikon D90

              Entry-level DSLR

              $790 body only

              $900 - $1,079 with 18-105mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $527 body only

              $389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Viewfinder Has a lower quality type of viewfinder
              Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $272 body only

              $390 - $409 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Viewfinder Has a lower quality type of viewfinder
              Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder
              Nikon D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $625 body only

              $679 - $1,025 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D200

              Nikon D200

              Pro DSLR

              $749 body only

              $1,492 with 18-70mm lens

              Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 body only

              $597 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Viewfinder Has a lower quality type of viewfinder
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $699 - $1,000 body only

              $959 - $1,182 with 18-135mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a much larger screen
              Size Is slightly larger

              Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

              Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

              Pro DSLR

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Color depth Better color depth
              Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
              Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro

              Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro

              Pro DSLR

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Supports RAW No RAW support
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              Nikon D2X

              Pro DSLR

              $6,250 body only

              Color depth Better color depth
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Size Significantly larger
              Nikon D3

              Nikon D3

              Pro DSLR

              $7,995 body only

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Color depth Better color depth
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Size Much larger

              Nikon D80 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $897 - $1,097 body only

              $1,197 - $1,240 with 18-140mm lens

              Movie format Shoots movies
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Viewfinder size Slightly smaller viewfinder
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $697 body only

              $599 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Shoots movies
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder

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