Nikon D3200 vs Nikon D80

Winner
Nikon D3200

100

Nikon D80

51

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3200

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
High true resolution
True resolution
24.1 MP
Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D80

Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.62x
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
250 ms shutter lag
Badge
Built-in focus motor
Autofocuses with more lenses

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D3200.
Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Nikon D80.

competitors

Nikon D3200 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$475 body only

$399 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Lowest price More expensive
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$397 body only

$500 - $513 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
True resolution Much lower true resolution
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$477 with 18-55mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
True resolution Much lower true resolution

Nikon D80 Competitors

Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$633 body only

$631 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Live view Has live view
Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$329 body only

$550 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Screen size Much larger screen
Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder
Nikon D3000

Nikon D3000

Entry-level DSLR

$640 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Size Much smaller
Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder

discussion

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Avatar for Yuliya Pearson Yuliya Pearson (0:14 AM, January 28, 2013)
In the market for a new camera, I was curious to see how the camera I want to get (3200) stacked up against the slr I used to have and loved tremendously (d80). Wow, will definitely be getting this camera, especially since Costco had it on sale with 2 lenses for $780 (versus the $1300I paid for the D80 kit bask in 2006