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
Large screen
Screen size
3"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
High true resolution
True resolution
24.1 MP
 

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

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$708 with 18-55mm, 55-250mm lenses

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
True resolution Much lower true resolution
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$399 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
Lowest price More expensive
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$319 body only

$393 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Battery life Significantly longer battery life
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

Nikon D80 Competitors

Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$432 body only

$581 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder
Nikon D5000

Nikon D5000

Entry-level DSLR

$923 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Live view Has live view
Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder
Nikon D300

Nikon D300

Pro DSLR

$1,799 with 18-135mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen size Much larger screen
Lowest price Much more expensive

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