Pentax K-x vs Nikon D80

Winner
Pentax K-x

100

Nikon D80

55

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-x

HD movies
Movie format
720p @ 24fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
97 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D80

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
500 ms startup delay
Badge
Built-in focus motor
Autofocuses with more lenses
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed

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

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

Entry-level DSLR

Lens availability Significantly more lenses available
Thickness Thinner
True resolution Much lower true resolution
Pentax K200D

Pentax K200D

Entry-level DSLR

Weather sealed Weather sealed
True resolution Much lower true resolution
Nikon D60

Nikon D60

Entry-level DSLR

$470 body only

Lens availability Significantly more lenses available
Lowest price Much cheaper
True resolution Much lower true resolution

Nikon D80 Competitors

Pentax K-3

Pentax K-3

Entry-level DSLR

$825 body only

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Lens availability Significantly fewer lenses available
Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$711 body only

$1,097 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Larger
Nikon D610

Nikon D610

Pro DSLR

$944 - $1,497 body only

$1,807 - $2,447 with 28-300mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Much larger

discussion

Pentax K-x
K-x
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Nikon D80
D80
Nikon

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