Here we are comparing two cameras with different body types: Nikon D80, which was introduced in September 2006 is a Advanced DSLR camera with a 10.0MP APS-C sensor whereas Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro, which was introduced in November 2009 is a Advanced Mirrorless camera with a 12.0MP APS-C sensor. As you can see, D80 is 3 years older than GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro. Let's see if this age difference between two cameras makes a big difference.
Despite some fundamental differences of these two body types, Mirrorless cameras are becoming serious alternatives to DSLR cameras thanks to their size/weight advantages and recent improvements in their focus speeds , which makes this comparison even more interesting.
Here is a brief look at the main features of Nikon D80 and Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro before getting into our more detailed comparison.
Let's read on the following sections in order to better understand in detail how Nikon D80 and Ricoh GXR A12 50mm F2.5 Macro compares and hopefully end up with enough arguments to decide which one is better for you.