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
Badge
Built-in focus motor
Autofocuses with more lenses
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
500 ms startup delay

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 D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$403 body only

$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 D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$445 body only

$515 - $529 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$315 body only

$349 - $497 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 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

discussion

Nikon D5100
D5100
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Nikon D80
D80
Nikon

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