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
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
230 lenses
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
500 ms startup delay

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-r

Pentax K-r

Entry-level DSLR

$703 body only

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen size Much larger screen
Supports 24p No 24p support
Pentax K-m

Pentax K-m

Entry-level DSLR

Movie format Does not take movies
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$326 body only

$398 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Significantly larger

Nikon D80 Competitors

Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$1,126 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Lowest price More expensive
Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$487 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Live view Has live view
Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$1,250 with 18-200mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Lowest price Significantly more expensive

discussion

Pentax K-x
K-x
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Nikon D80
D80
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