Updated (February, 2013): Compare the Nikon D7100 vs Nikon D80

Nikon D7000

Winner
Nikon D7000

83

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Nikon D80

35

Nikon D80

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Nikon D7000

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
1,167 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
80.0
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 24fps
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.9 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D80

Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.62x
Sensor size
Large sensor
APS-C 23.6x15.8mm
Badge
Built-in focus motor
Autofocuses with more lenses
 

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Advantages of the Nikon D7000

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Movie format
Shoots movies
1080p @ 24fps vs None
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Shoots Full HD (1080p) video as well as still pictures
Low light performance
Much lower noise at high ISO
1,167 ISO vs 524 ISO
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The D7000 has excellent image quality 1.2 f-stops higher ISO than the D80
Overall image quality
Much better image quality
80.0 vs 61.0
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More than 30% better image quality
Screen size
Much larger screen
3.0" vs 2.5"
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More than 20% larger screen
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
13.9 EV vs 11.2 EV
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2.7 f-stops more dynamic range
Live view
Has live view
Yes vs No
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Preview your photos on the camera's screen before taking them
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
920k dots vs 230k dots
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4x higher resolution screen
Color depth
Better color depth
23.5 bits vs 22.1 bits
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Distinguishes 1.4 more bits of color
Autofocus
Video autofocus
Contrast detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
Continuous shooting
Shoots much faster
6 fps vs 3 fps
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2x faster continuous shooting
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
Focus points
Many more focus points
39 vs 11
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Set focus accurately within the frame
True resolution
Significantly higher true resolution
16.1 MP vs 10 MP
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Capture more than 60% more detail in your photos
Cross type focus points
Significantly more cross-type focus points
9 vs 1
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Grab focus in difficult situations
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Viewfinder coverage
Significantly better viewfinder coverage
100% vs 95%
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Around 10% better viewfinder coverage
Light sensitivity (boost)
Better boost ISO
25,600 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The D7000's boost ISO is 3 f-stops better
Storage slots
Has more storage slots
2 vs 1
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More slots allows storing more images without switching memory cards
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The D7000's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Startup delay
Slightly less startup delay
400 ms vs 500 ms
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20% less delay when turning on
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Shutter lag
Slightly less shutter lag
238 ms vs 250 ms
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Nikon D80

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Sensor size
Slightly larger sensor
APS-C 23.6x15.8mm vs APS-C 23.6x15.6mm
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Almost the same
Lowest price
Cheaper
$545.00 vs $679.00
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The best price we've seen is $134 cheaper (around 20% less)
Weight
Lighter
668 g vs 780 g
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More than 10% lighter
Viewfinder size
Slightly larger viewfinder
0.62x vs 0.62x
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Almost the same
Size
Slightly smaller
132x103x77 mm vs 132x105x77 mm
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Almost the same
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              similarities

              Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              205 lenses
              Built-in focus motor Both have a built-in lens focus motor, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
              Autofocuses with more lenses
              Viewfinder size Above average viewfinder size Help
              0.62x
              Startup delay Minimal startup delay Help
              D7000:400 ms
              D80:500 ms
              Viewfinder Both have pentaprism viewfinders Help
              Pentaprism
              Common Weaknesses
              Weight Heavy Help
              D7000:780 g
              D80:668 g
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Size Large Help
              D7000:132x105x77 mm
              D80:132x103x77 mm
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              D7000:16.1 MP
              D80:10 MP
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              D7000:6,400 ISO
              D80:1,600 ISO
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Movie format One shoots movies Help
              D7000:1080p @ 24fps
              D80:None

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              competitors

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              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $896 - $897 body only

              $1,197 with 18-140mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $697 body only

              $599 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Built-in focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 body only

              $597 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Built-in focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $699 - $899 body only

              $959 - $1,182 with 18-135mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D90

              Nikon D90

              Entry-level DSLR

              $779 body only

              $1,004 with 55-300mm lens

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $309 - $527 body only

              $389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Size Is significantly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Built-in focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $439 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Built-in focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

              Nikon D7000 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 - $1,499 body only

              $1,099 - $1,978 with 28-135mm lens

              Cross type focus points Significantly more cross-type focus points
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
              Low light performance Significantly more noise at high ISO

              Nikon D80 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D200

              Nikon D200

              Pro DSLR

              $749 body only

              $1,492 with 18-70mm lens

              Weather sealed Weather sealed
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Size Significantly larger
              Weight Much heavier

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              Hannah (2:43 PM, February 21, 2013)
              Do they both take the same battery?