Nikon D5100 vs Nikon D80

Winner
Nikon D5100

71

Nikon D80

36

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Great image quality
Overall image quality
80.0
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.6 EV
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D80

Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.62x
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D5100.
Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Nikon D80.

competitors

Nikon D5100 Competitors

Nikon Coolpix P100

Nikon Coolpix P100

Super zoom

$480

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$419 body only

$419 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$389 body only

$399 - $899 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Color depth Better color depth
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

Nikon D80 Competitors

Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$381 body only

$1,016 with 55-300mm lens

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

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$419 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 D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$389 body only

$399 - $899 with 18-55mm lens

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

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