Nikon D80 vs Nikon D3000

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Nikon D80

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D80

Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.62x
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
Built-in focus motor
Badge
Autofocuses with more lenses
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3000

Screen size
Large screen
3"
Size
Really small
Prosumer size (126×97×64 mm)
Sensor cleaning
Self cleaning sensor
Avoids dust in your photos
Thickness
Thin
2.5"

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D3000.
Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Nikon D80.

competitors

Nikon D80 Competitors

Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$680 body only

$730 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Weight Slightly heavier
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$462 body only

$390 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder
Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$680 - $697 body only

$997 - $1,253 with 18-105mm lens

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

Nikon D3000 Competitors

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$503 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Thickness Much thicker
Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$479 body only

$394 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Live view Has live view
Screen size Much smaller screen
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$462 body only

$390 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Thickness Much thicker

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Nikon D80
D80
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D3000
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