Nikon D5100 vs Nikon D80

Winner
Nikon D5100

100

Nikon D80

51

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

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

competitors

Nikon D5100 Competitors

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$450 body only

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Size Smaller
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$359 body only

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Battery life Shorter battery life
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$397 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

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 D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$450 body only

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

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