Nikon D40x vs. D80 Which is best?

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by oldtimer, Jun 9, 2007.

  1. oldtimer

    oldtimer Guest

    Which camera takes the sharpest picture? D40x of D80. Both are 10mp.

    Money is not the issue.

    Later, Oldtimer
    oldtimer, Jun 9, 2007
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    Stan Beck Guest

    The one with the better lens?

    The smaller the fine print, the less you will like what it says.

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    Stan Beck, Jun 9, 2007
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    babaloo Guest

    Image quality should be identical.
    Regardless of brand all the 10mp cameras that use the ubiquitous Sony sensor
    differ only in their built-in jpeg algorithms with most reviewers, for
    whatever that is worth, giving the nod to Nikon. RAW images are identical.
    The D40x can only use lenses with built in motors, which excludes older
    autofocus Nikon lenses and some current Nikon and non-Nikon lenses but not
    the lenses someone is likely to use with this camera.
    The D40x has fewer software control and processing options, again things not
    likely to be missed by users of this camera.
    babaloo, Jun 9, 2007
  4. If money is not the issue, go for a D2Xs. If that much
    money is an issue, go for a D200.

    Between a D40x and a D80, money is not the issue, and
    neither are the images produced. The D40x can't use a
    lot of lenses that a D80 can, and has a few other bells
    and whistles too. Do you want simple or do you want the
    finge benefits too?
    Floyd L. Davidson, Jun 9, 2007
  5. oldtimer

    Joel Guest

    Usually camera isn't the only most important part, but the LENS is one of
    the most important parts. And money is no issue then you may want to look
    at D200 which is about same level with Canon 20D, 30D.

    And if you have plenty of money to spend then you may want to look at the
    higher professional camera which costs around $3000-7000+
    Joel, Jun 9, 2007
  6. oldtimer

    No One Guest

    And if you REALLY want to go high, check out the 39 megapixal Hasselblad
    medium format cameras. Can you say $30k?
    No One, Jun 9, 2007
  7. oldtimer

    Akiralx Guest

    Then get the D80, as the lack of screw drive on the D40x is a bit of a snag,
    as Nikon make some good lenses (e.g. 85mm f/1.8) that would need it.

    If money is really no issue then get the D200 - ergonomically superior and
    it makes the other 2 look like toys.
    Akiralx, Jun 11, 2007
  8. oldtimer

    Joel Guest

    ..and if doing lot of low-light (indoor) photography that requires high
    ISO then may want to look at Canon (either 20D, 30D which are same level as
    Nikon D200)
    Joel, Jun 11, 2007
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