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Advantages of the Nikon D7000

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True resolution
Much higher true resolution
16.1 MP vs 10 MP
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Capture more than 60% more detail in your photos
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
920k dots vs 230k dots
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4x higher resolution screen
Screen size
Much larger screen
3" vs 2.5"
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More than 20% larger screen
Live view
Has live view
Yes vs No
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Preview your photos on the camera's screen before taking them
Continuous shooting
Shoots much faster
6 fps vs 3 fps
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2x faster continuous shooting
Focus points
Significantly more focus points
39 vs 11
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Storage slots
Has more storage slots
2 vs 1
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More slots allows storing more images without switching memory cards
Viewfinder coverage
Significantly better viewfinder coverage
100% vs 95%
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Around 10% better viewfinder coverage
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Nikon D80

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Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$265.79 vs $601.90
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The best price we've seen is $336 cheaper (2.3x less)
Viewfinder size
Slightly larger viewfinder
0.62x vs 0.62x
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Almost the same
Weight
Lighter
668 g vs 780 g
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More than 10% lighter
Size
Slightly smaller
132×103×77 mm vs 132×105×77 mm
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Almost the same
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              similarities

              Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Viewfinder size Above average viewfinder size Help
              0.62x
              Viewfinder Both have pentaprism viewfinders Help
              Pentaprism
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              230 lenses
              Autofocus Both use faster phase detection autofocus Help
              fast and accurate
              Common Weaknesses
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              D700016.1 MP
              D8010 MP
              Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
              D7000238 ms
              D80250 ms
              Weight Heavy Help
              D7000780 g
              D80668 g
              Startup delay Significant startup delay Help
              D7000400 ms
              D80500 ms
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              3"
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Size Large Help
              D7000132×105×77 mm
              D80132×103×77 mm
              GPS No built-in GPS Help
              Missing geo-tagging
              Movie format One shoots movies Help
              D70001080p @ 24fps
              D80None
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              D70006,400 ISO
              D801,600 ISO
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              D7000920k dots
              D80230k dots
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              D70003"
              D802.5"

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