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
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D80

Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.62x
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism
Thickness
Thin
3"
Longest exposure
Long exposures
30 seconds

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 Rebel T2i

Canon Rebel T2i

Entry-level DSLR

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

Super zoom

$700

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
True resolution Much lower true resolution
Nikon D300

Nikon D300

Pro DSLR

$1,799 with 18-135mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen size Much larger screen
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

Nikon D80 Competitors

Nikon D60

Nikon D60

Entry-level DSLR

$262 body only

$366 with 18-55mm lens

Size Much smaller
Lowest price Much cheaper
Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder
Nikon D3000

Nikon D3000

Entry-level DSLR

$637 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Size Much smaller
Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$475 body only

$399 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder

discussion

Pentax K-x
K-x
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