Nikon D5100 vs Nikon D80

Winner
Nikon D5100

100

Nikon D80

51

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
1,183 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
80.0
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
Great color depth
Color depth
23.5 bits
 

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

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

$299 body only

$419 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Nikon D5600

Nikon D5600

Entry-level DSLR

$620 - $647 body only

$619 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Startup delay Much less startup delay
Lowest price More expensive
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$405 body only

$399 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Dynamic range Less dynamic range

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 D3000

Nikon D3000

Entry-level DSLR

$400 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Size Much smaller
Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$299 body only

$419 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder

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