Nikon D800 vs Nikon D80

Winner
Nikon D800

100

Nikon D80

46

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)
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 D810

Nikon D810

Pro DSLR

$2,417 - $2,497 body only

$2,900 - $2,997 with 24-120mm lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Battery life Longer battery life
Lowest price More expensive
Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,492 - $1,497 body only

$1,997 with 24-120mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$2,037 - $2,299 body only

$2,639 - $2,899 with 24-105mm lens

Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality

Nikon D80 Competitors

Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$680 body only

$730 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Weight Slightly heavier
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$436 body only

$399 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Viewfinder Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$499 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Live view Has live view
Viewfinder Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder

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