Nikon D80

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Nikon D80

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Nikon D60

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Nikon D60

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D80

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

Reasons to buy the Nikon D60

Size
Really small
Prosumer size 126x94x64 mm
Thickness
Thin
2.5"
Weight
Light-weight
522 g
 
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differences

Advantages of the Nikon D60

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Overall image quality Better image quality 65.0 vs 61.0
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Around 10% better image quality
Size Much smaller 126x94x64 mm vs 132x103x77 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Color depth Better color depth 22.5 bits vs 22.1 bits
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Distinguishes 0.4 more bits of color
Dynamic range More dynamic range 11.4 EV vs 11.2 EV
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0.2 f-stops more dynamic range
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO 562 ISO vs 524 ISO
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The D60 has a slight edge (0.1 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Thickness Much thinner 2.5" vs 3"
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Around 20% thinner
Weight Lighter 522 g vs 668 g
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More than 20% lighter
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Advantages of the Nikon D80

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Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder 0.62x vs 0.52x
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More than 40% larger viewfinder
Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor Yes vs No
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Autofocuses with all autofocus lenses
Viewfinder Has a pentaprism viewfinder Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
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Pentaprism viewfinders are typically brighter
Focus points More focus points 11 vs 3
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Shutter lag Slightly less shutter lag 250 ms vs 260 ms
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Almost the same
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        Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Lens availability Many lenses available Help
        205 lenses
        Sensor size Large sensors Help
        APS-C 23.6x15.8mm
        Startup delay Minimal startup delay Help
        500 ms startup delay
        Movie format Do not shoot movies Help
        No movies
        Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
        CCD
        Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
        1/4000 of a second
        Live view No live view Help
        Preview with viewfinder
        Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
        3,200 ISO
        Autofocus No video autofocus Help
        Manual focus only
        True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
        10 MP
        Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
        95%
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        Screen size Very small screens Help
        2.5"
        Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
        3 fps
        Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
        230k dots
        Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
        1,600 ISO
        Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
        Less flexible
        Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
        Risk of blur
        Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
        D60:11.4 EV
        D80:11.2 EV
        Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
        Need to shelter it from weather
        Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
        You could stitch photos in post
        Focus points Few focus points Help
        D60:3
        D80:11
        Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
        D60:562 ISO
        D80:524 ISO
        Overall image quality Low image quality Help
        D60:65.0
        D80:61.0

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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Nikon D90

        Nikon D90

        Entry-level DSLR

        $929 body only

        $848 - $940 with 18-105mm lens

        Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
        Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
        Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Nikon D3100

        Nikon D3100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $273 body only

        $427 - $489 with 18-55mm lens

        Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Thickness Is thicker
        Size Is significantly larger
        Nikon D3200

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $319 body only

        $477 with 18-55mm lens

        Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
        Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
        Thickness Is thicker
        Size Is significantly larger
        Nikon D5100

        Nikon D5100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $378 - $415 body only

        $495 - $562 with 18-55mm lens

        Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
        Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
        Thickness Is thicker
        Size Is much larger
        Nikon D3000

        Nikon D3000

        Entry-level DSLR

        $548 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

        Screen size Has a much larger screen
        Nikon D7100

        Nikon D7100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $947 body only

        $1,247 with 18-140mm lens

        Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
        Overall image quality Has much better image quality
        Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Nikon D5300

        Nikon D5300

        Entry-level DSLR

        $747 body only

        $650 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

        Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
        Overall image quality Has much better image quality
        Thickness Is thicker
        Size Is much larger

        Nikon D60 Competitors

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        No significant competitors found that are specific to the Nikon D60.

        Nikon D80 Competitors

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        No significant competitors found that are specific to the Nikon D80.

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