Fujifilm X-E1 vs Nikon D80

Portability
85
Imaging
60
Features
55
Overall
58
Fujifilm X-E1 front
 
Nikon D80 front
Portability
62
Imaging
50
Features
36
Overall
44
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Fujifilm X-E1 vs Nikon D80 Overview

On this page, we are comparing the Fujifilm X-E1 vs Nikon D80, one is a Entry-Level Mirrorless and the other is a Advanced DSLR by brands FujiFilm and Nikon. There is a big difference among the image resolutions of the X-E1 (16MP) and D80 (10MP) but both cameras have the same sensor dimensions (APS-C).

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The X-E1 was introduced 6 years after the D80 which is a fairly big gap as far as camera tech is concerned. The two cameras have different body design with the Fujifilm X-E1 being a Rangefinder-style mirrorless camera and the Nikon D80 being a Mid-size SLR camera.

Before getting into a full comparison, here is a short view of how the X-E1 matches up versus the D80 in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Fujifilm X-E1 vs Nikon D80 Key Specs

Fujifilm X-E1
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 2.8" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 6400 (Bump to 25600)
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Fujifilm X Mount
  • 350g - 129 x 75 x 38mm
  • Introduced February 2013
  • New Model is Fujifilm X-E2
Nikon D80
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 1600 (Push to 3200)
  • No Video
  • Nikon F Mount
  • 668g - 132 x 103 x 77mm
  • Announced September 2006
  • Old Model is Nikon D70
  • Replacement is Nikon D90
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Fujifilm X-E1 vs Nikon D80 Physical Comparison

When you are going to carry around your camera often, you need to factor in its weight and size. The Fujifilm X-E1 has got outside dimensions of 129mm x 75mm x 38mm (5.1" x 3.0" x 1.5") accompanied by a weight of 350 grams (0.77 lbs) while the Nikon D80 has specifications of 132mm x 103mm x 77mm (5.2" x 4.1" x 3.0") along with a weight of 668 grams (1.47 lbs).

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Take into consideration, the weight of an ILC will vary depending on the lens you have attached at that moment. Underneath is the front view proportions comparison of the X-E1 against the D80.

Fujifilm X-E1 vs Nikon D80 size comparison

Taking into consideration size and weight, the portability rating of the X-E1 and D80 is 85 and 62 respectively.

Fujifilm X-E1 vs Nikon D80 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm X-E1 vs Nikon D80 Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, it is difficult to envision the difference in sensor sizes purely by seeing a spec sheet. The pic here should offer you a greater sense of the sensor dimensions in the X-E1 and D80.

Clearly, both of the cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements albeit not the same MP. You can count on the Fujifilm X-E1 to produce more detail using its extra 6 Megapixels. Higher resolution will also make it easier to crop pictures much more aggressively. The more recent X-E1 will have a benefit in sensor tech.

Fujifilm X-E1 vs Nikon D80 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm X-E1 vs Nikon D80 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm X-E1 vs Nikon D80 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm X-E1 Portrait photography highlights
Nikon D80 Portrait photography highlights
76
manual focus
decent MP (16 megapixels)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
saves RAW files
54
has manual focus
sensor size is good (APS-C)
saves RAW files
no liveview feature
low MP (10 megapixels)
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm X-E1 Street photography factors
Nikon D80 Street photography factors
67
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
saves RAW files
no moving screen
no image stabilization
55
sensor size is good (APS-C)
saves RAW files
fixed screen
lack of image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Fujifilm X-E1
Sports photography with Nikon D80
50
decent MP (16MP)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
painfully slow continuous shooting (6.0 frames/s)
no image stabilization
lacks phase detect AF
41
sensor size is good (APS-C)
sensor has phase detect AF
no liveview feature
slow frames per second (3.0 fps)
lack of image stabilization
low MP (10 megapixels)
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm X-E1 Travel photography details
Nikon D80 Travel photography details
66
decent MP (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
no Timelapse mode
screen isn't selfie friendly
44
built-in flash
no Timelapse function
low MP (10MP)
display isn't selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Fujifilm X-E1
Landscape photography with Nikon D80
70
manual focus
swap lenses (Fujifilm X mount)
screen size is good (2.8 inch)
decent MP (16 megapixels)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
saves RAW files
no image stabilization
no Timelapse mode
48
has manual focus
interchangeable lenses (Nikon F mount)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
saves RAW files
screen is small (2.5")
no liveview feature
lack of image stabilization
low MP (10 megapixels)
no Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm X-E1 Vlogging advice
Nikon D80 Vlogging advice
33
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
does have external microphone jack
screen isn't selfie friendly
no image stabilization
9
no video shooting
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Fujifilm X-E1 vs Nikon D80 Specifications

General Information
Manufacturer
FujiFilm
Nikon
Model
Fujifilm X-E1
Nikon D80
Type
Entry-Level Mirrorless
Advanced DSLR
Introduced
2013-02-28
2006-09-23
Body design
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Mid-size SLR
Sensor Information
Processor
EXR Pro
-
Sensor type
CMOS X-TRANS I
CCD
Sensor size
APS-C
APS-C
Sensor measurements
23.6 x 15.6mm
23.6 x 15.8mm
Sensor area
368.2mm²
372.9mm²
Sensor resolution
16MP
10MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
1:1, 3:2 and 16:9
3:2
Full resolution
4896 x 3264
3872 x 2592
Max native ISO
6400
1600
Max boosted ISO
25600
3200
Lowest native ISO
100
100
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Manual focus
AF touch
Continuous AF
Single AF
AF tracking
Selective AF
AF center weighted
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Cross focus points
-
-
Lens
Lens mounting type
Fujifilm X
Nikon F
Available lenses
54
309
Focal length multiplier
1.5
1.5
Screen
Display type
Fixed Type
Fixed Type
Display sizing
2.8 inch
2.5 inch
Resolution of display
460k dot
230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Display tech
TFT color LCD monitor
-
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
Electronic
Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder resolution
2,360k dot
-
Viewfinder coverage
100 percent
95 percent
Viewfinder magnification
0.62x
0.64x
Features
Slowest shutter speed
30s
30s
Maximum shutter speed
1/4000s
1/4000s
Continuous shooting speed
6.0 frames per sec
3.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation
Yes
Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range
-
13.00 m
Flash settings
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Rear-curtain
Auto, On, Off, Front curtain, Rear curtain, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Wireless
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Maximum flash sync
1/180s
1/200s
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions
1920 x 1080 (24 fps), 1280 x 720 (24 fps)
-
Max video resolution
1920x1080
None
Video format
H.264
-
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless
None
None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS
None
None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight
350g (0.77 pounds)
668g (1.47 pounds)
Dimensions
129 x 75 x 38mm (5.1" x 3.0" x 1.5")
132 x 103 x 77mm (5.2" x 4.1" x 3.0")
DXO scores
DXO All around score
not tested
61
DXO Color Depth score
not tested
22.1
DXO Dynamic range score
not tested
11.2
DXO Low light score
not tested
524
Other
Battery life
350 shots
-
Battery form
Battery Pack
-
Battery model
W126
EN-EL3e
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Yes (2, 5, 10 or 20 sec)
Time lapse feature
Storage media
SD/SDHC/SDXC
SD/SDHC card
Storage slots
Single
Single
Cost at launch
$600
$800