Nikon D800 vs Nikon D80

Winner
Nikon D800

99

Nikon D80

45

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D800

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
2,979 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
96.0
Great color depth
Color depth
25.6 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
14.4 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D80

Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
230 lenses
Size
Really small
Professional size (132×103×77 mm)
Thickness
Thin
3"
Weight
Light-weight
668 g

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D800.
Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Nikon D80.

competitors

Nikon D800 Competitors

Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,585 - $1,997 body only

$2,109 - $2,297 with 24-120mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
Nikon D810

Nikon D810

Pro DSLR

$2,340 - $2,797 body only

$2,790 - $3,497 with 24-120mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Battery life Longer battery life
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$2,249 - $2,499 body only

$2,700 - $3,099 with 24-105mm lens

Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality

Nikon D80 Competitors

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$249 body only

$309 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$409 - $497 body only

$497 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Movie format Shoots movies
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$700 body only

$974 with 18-105mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Weight Slightly heavier

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