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

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$402 body only

$397 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$295 - $549 body only

$346 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Lowest price Cheaper
Weight Slightly lighter
True resolution Much lower true resolution
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$350 body only

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

Nikon D80 Competitors

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$749 - $797 body only

$1,097 with 18-140mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder size Slightly smaller viewfinder
Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$487 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Live view Has live view
Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder
Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$719 body only

$1,097 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder size Slightly 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