Nikon D3200 vs Nikon D80

Winner
Nikon D3200

100

Nikon D80

51

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3200

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
1,131 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
81.0
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
Great color depth
Color depth
24.1 bits
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D80

Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.62x
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism
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

$471 body only

$419 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Lowest price More expensive
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$400 body only

$389 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Battery life Much longer battery life
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$318 - $699 body only

$367 - $449 with 18-55mm lens

Weight Slightly lighter
True resolution Much lower true resolution

Nikon D80 Competitors

Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$700 body only

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Weight Slightly heavier
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$471 body only

$419 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$503 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder

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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