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
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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

$403 body only

$397 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
Lowest price More expensive
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$317 - $649 body only

$376 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Weight Slightly lighter
True resolution Much lower true resolution
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$315 body only

$349 - $497 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 D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$600 body only

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Weight Slightly heavier
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$445 body only

$515 - $529 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Pro DSLR

$2,748 - $3,299 body only

$3,399 - $4,199 with 24-105mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen size Much larger screen
Size Much larger

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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