Nikon D80 vs Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro

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Nikon D80

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Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro

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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 Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro

Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
13.5 EV
Storage slots
More storage slots
2
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism

Items often bought with the Nikon D80 or Fujifilm S3 Pro

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Explore our gallery of 4 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D80.

differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm S3 Pro

Dynamic range
More dynamic range
13.5 EV vs 11.2 EV
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2.1 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
Slightly higher true resolution
12.1 MP vs 10 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Lowest price
Cheaper
$395.00 vs $1,599.00
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The best price we've seen is $1,204 cheaper (4x less)
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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"
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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
132×103×77 mm vs 148×135×80 mm
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More than 30% smaller
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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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent DSLRs, and ignoring price

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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 Pro94%
              D8095%
              Autofocus No video autofocus Help
              Manual focus only
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              S3 Pro2"
              D802.5"
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              S3 Pro235k dots
              D80230k dots
              Movie format Do not shoot movies Help
              No movies
              Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
              S3 ProNone
              D803,200 ISO
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              S3 Pro12.1 MP
              D8010 MP
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              S3 Pro60.0
              D8061.0
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              S3 Pro20.9 bits
              D8022.1 bits
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              S3 Pro346 ISO
              D80524 ISO

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 body only

              $349 - $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 D90

              Nikon D90

              Entry-level DSLR

              $559 body only

              $755 with 18-105mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $713 - $797 body only

              $948 - $1,097 with 18-140mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $405 - $497 body only

              $479 - $500 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
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $430 - $497 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 Slightly smaller viewfinder
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $368 body only

              $640 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 D200

              Nikon D200

              Pro DSLR

              $267 body only

              $1,492 with 18-70mm lens

              Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              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
              Nikon D70

              Nikon D70

              Pro DSLR

              $1,485 with 18-70mm lens

              Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
              Size Significantly smaller
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Overall image quality Worse image quality

              Nikon D80 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $465 - $647 body only

              $545 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Shoots movies
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $263 body only

              $358 with 18-55mm lens

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

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