Pentax K-x vs Nikon D80

Winner
Pentax K-x

100

Nikon D80

55

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-x

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
97 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D80

Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.62x
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
Badge
Built-in focus motor
Autofocuses with more lenses

galleries

Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Nikon D80.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Pentax K-x.

competitors

Pentax K-x Competitors

Pentax K-30

Pentax K-30

Entry-level DSLR

$473 body only

$548 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Super zoom

$322

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Supports 24p No 24p support
Pentax K10D

Pentax K10D

Entry-level DSLR

$298 body only

Weather sealed Weather sealed
Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
Movie format Does not take movies

Nikon D80 Competitors

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder
Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$1,154 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Weight Slightly heavier
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$358 body only

$438 with 18-55mm lens

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

discussion

Pentax K-x
K-x
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Nikon D80
D80
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