Nikon D80

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D80

Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.62x
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Built-in focus motor
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
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Built-in focus motor
Autofocuses with more lenses
 
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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
True resolution Higher true resolution 12.1 MP vs 10 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Storage slots Has more storage slots 2 vs 1
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More slots allows storing more images without switching memory cards
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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
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
Size Significantly smaller 132x103x77 mm vs 148x135x80 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality 61.0 vs 60.0
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Almost the same
Viewfinder coverage Better viewfinder coverage 95% vs 94%
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Almost the same
Weight Lighter 668 g vs 930 g
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Around 30% lighter
Thickness Thinner 3" vs 3.1"
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Almost the same
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        Compared to recent DSLRs

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Viewfinder Both have pentaprism viewfinders Help
        Pentaprism
        Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
        External flash not needed
        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
        Screen size Very small screens Help
        S3 Pro:2.0"
        D80:2.5"
        Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
        S3 Pro:235k dots
        D80:230k dots
        True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
        S3 Pro:12.1 MP
        D80:10 MP
        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
        Movie format Do not shoot movies Help
        No movies
        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

        $600 - $629 body only

        $816 - $830 with 18-105mm lens

        Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
        Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
        Nikon D3100

        Nikon D3100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $392 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

        Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Lens focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
        Viewfinder Has a lower quality type of viewfinder
        Nikon D3200

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $497 with 18-55mm lens

        Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
        Overall image quality Has much better image quality
        Lens focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
        Viewfinder Has a lower quality type of viewfinder
        Nikon D200

        Nikon D200

        Pro DSLR

        $654 with 18-200mm lens

        Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
        Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Nikon D5100

        Nikon D5100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $437 - $520 body only

        $528 - $696 with 18-55mm lens

        Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
        Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
        Lens focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
        Viewfinder Has a lower quality type of viewfinder
        Nikon D7000

        Nikon D7000

        Entry-level DSLR

        $721 - $840 body only

        $930 - $990 with 18-105mm lens

        Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
        Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
        Canon EOS 40D

        Canon EOS 40D

        Pro DSLR

        Screen size Has a much larger screen
        Live view Lets you preview your photos on the screen
        Weight Is slightly heavier

        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 Slightly smaller
        Weight Lighter
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen
        Supports RAW No RAW support
        Nikon D70

        Nikon D70

        Pro DSLR

        Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
        Size Smaller
        Dynamic range Less dynamic range
        Overall image quality Worse image quality
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        Nikon D1X

        Pro DSLR

        Viewfinder coverage Better viewfinder coverage
        Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed
        True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

        Nikon D80 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Nikon D7100

        Nikon D7100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $1,147 body only

        $1,447 - $1,470 with 18-140mm lens

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Screen size Much larger screen
        Viewfinder size Slightly smaller viewfinder
        Weight Heavier
        Nikon D60

        Nikon D60

        Entry-level DSLR

        Overall image quality Better image quality
        Color depth Better color depth
        Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
        Lens focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

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