Nikon D80 vs Nikon D850
This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon D80 and Nikon D850. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.
These cameras are both manufactured by Nikon.Nikon D80 were released 2006 and Nikon D850 was released 2017. That is a 11 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.
Type of camera
Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.
Sensors / crop factor
These cameras have different sensors. Nikon D80 has a "DX"-sensor while Nikon D850 has a "FX"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also affect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.
|Camera||Focal length, 50mm f/1.8 **|
|Nikon D80||75 mm
Nikon DX sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.5
|Nikon D850||50 mm
No crop factor/focal length multiplier
** Experienced focal length when using a lens such as a common "50mm f/1.8"
Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Nikon)
Nikon D80 has a 10 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Nikon D850 has 46 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:
3872 x 2592
8256 x 5504
Nikon D850 has a 353 % larger resolution than Nikon D80. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterward while editing the pictures, if needed that is.
Nikon D850 has a larger ISO-range than Nikon D80. Nikon D850 has an ISO range that stretches from 64 to 25600 while Nikon D80 has 100 to 3200.
Autofocus and lens compatibility
Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that support autofocus, do not have an autofocus motor of their own but this won't cause any problems with these two cameras.
Here is a complete overview of which lenses work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D80
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D850
Pictures per second
Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Nikon D80 can shoot up to 3 pictures per seconds and Nikon D850 can shoot up to 9 pictures per seconds.
|Camera||FPS (Frames per second)|
Ability to record movies
It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.
It is only one of these two cameras that support recording movies and movie clips and that is Nikon D850. Sadly, the Nikon D80 does not support this.
The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, or carried around, for several hours at a time.
Nikon D850 weighs 1005 gr (equal to 2,22 lb) which is 50% heavier than Nikon D80 and its 668 gr (or 1,47 lb).
|Nikon D80||668 gr
|Nikon D850||1005 gr