As well as being compared against other pro DSLRs, the Nikon D200 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs and super zooms. The Nikon D200's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the D5600 and the D90) and Canon (such as the EOS 40D and the Rebel T3)

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D200 compared to other pro DSLR competitors include: it has a weather sealed body, has much less startup delay (200 ms vs 400 ms), has a built-in focus motor and is slightly less expensive ($332.24 vs $1,590.99).

However, on average it doesn't record movies (none vs 720p @ 24fps), has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 920k dots), doesn't let you preview your photos on the screen and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (5 fps vs 6 fps).

Nikon D300S

Nikon D300S
3 years newer
$1,755 (body only)
$2,299 18-200mm lens

Significant advantages of the D300S (vs the D200)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Has live view
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the D300S (vs the D200)

  • None found

common strengths of the D300S and D200

  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Both have a built-in lens focus motor, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these
  • Inexpensive: $1,755.00 vs $332.24

Nikon D300

Nikon D300
1 year newer
$465 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D300 (vs the D200)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Has live view
  • Much higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the D300 (vs the D200)

  • None found

common strengths of the D300 and D200

  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Both have a built-in lens focus motor, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these
  • Very inexpensive: $465.14 vs $332.24

Canon EOS 40D

Canon EOS 40D
1 year newer
$1,800 28-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 40D (vs the D200)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Has live view
  • Much longer battery life: 1100 shots vs 340 shots

Significant disadvantages of the 40D (vs the D200)

  • No weather sealing
  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

common strengths of the 40D and D200

  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Thin: 2.9" vs 2.9"
  • Built-in flashes

Nikon D700

Nikon D700
2 years newer
$1,591 (body only)
$2,277 24-85mm lens

Significant advantages of the D700 (vs the D200)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Has live view
  • Much higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the D700 (vs the D200)

  • Fewer lenses available: 171 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Thicker: 3" vs 2.9"

common strengths of the D700 and D200

  • Both have a built-in lens focus motor, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these
  • Inexpensive: $1,590.99 vs $332.24
  • Built-in flashes

Canon EOS 50D

Canon EOS 50D
2 years newer
$532 (body only)

Significant advantages of the 50D (vs the D200)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Has live view
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the 50D (vs the D200)

  • Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

common strengths of the 50D and D200

  • Many lenses available: 220 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Very inexpensive: $531.59 vs $332.24
  • Thin: 2.9" vs 2.9"

Nikon D70s

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6 months older
$266 (body only)
$399 18-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the D70s (vs the D200)

  • Lighter: 679 g vs 920 g

Significant disadvantages of the D70s (vs the D200)

  • Much smaller screen: 2" vs 2.5"
  • Significantly smaller viewfinder: 0.49x vs 0.62x
  • No weather sealing

common strengths of the D70s and D200

  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Both have a built-in lens focus motor, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these
  • Very inexpensive: $265.79 vs $332.24

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D200 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it slightly larger viewfinder (0.62x vs 0.54x), has a weather sealed body, has much less startup delay (200 ms vs 400 ms), has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentaprism vs pentamirror) and has a built-in focus motor.

However, on average it doesn't record movies (none vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3.2"), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (10 MP vs 24 MP) and doesn't let you preview your photos on the screen.

Nikon D5600

Nikon D5600
11 years newer
$468 - $597 (body only)
$500 - $647 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5600 (vs the D200)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 10 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,037k dots vs 230k dots
  • Shoots movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs None

Significant disadvantages of the D5600 (vs the D200)

  • Significantly smaller viewfinder: 0.54x vs 0.62x
  • No weather sealing
  • Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Pentaprism

common strengths of the D5600 and D200

  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Nikon D90

Nikon D90
2 years newer
$449 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D90 (vs the D200)

  • Much higher true resolution: 12.2 MP vs 10 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 930k dots vs 230k dots
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the D90 (vs the D200)

  • Much more startup delay: 300 ms vs 200 ms
  • No weather sealing
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/8000 of a second

common strengths of the D90 and D200

  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.63x vs 0.62x
  • Both have pentaprism viewfinders: Pentaprism vs Pentaprism
  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 230 lenses

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
6 years newer
$550 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D3200 (vs the D200)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24.1 MP vs 10 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the D3200 (vs the D200)

  • Much more startup delay: 400 ms vs 200 ms
  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.52x vs 0.62x
  • No weather sealing

common strengths of the D3200 and D200

  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200
9 years newer
$629 - $697 (body only)
$997 - $1,150 18-140mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7200 (vs the D200)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 10 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,228k dots vs 230k dots
  • Shoots movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs None

Significant disadvantages of the D7200 (vs the D200)

  • Much more startup delay: 400 ms vs 200 ms

common strengths of the D7200 and D200

  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.61x vs 0.62x
  • Weather sealed
  • Both have pentaprism viewfinders: Pentaprism vs Pentaprism

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
8 years newer
$474 (body only)
$459 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the D200)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 10 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,037k dots vs 230k dots
  • Shoots movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs None

Significant disadvantages of the D5300 (vs the D200)

  • Much more startup delay: 500 ms vs 200 ms
  • Significantly smaller viewfinder: 0.54x vs 0.62x
  • No weather sealing

common strengths of the D5300 and D200

  • Many lenses available: 230 lenses vs 230 lenses
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3
5 years newer
$394 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T3 (vs the D200)

  • Much higher true resolution: 12.2 MP vs 10 MP
  • Has live view
  • Significantly larger screen: 2.7" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the T3 (vs the D200)

  • Much more startup delay: 300 ms vs 200 ms
  • Significantly smaller viewfinder: 0.54x vs 0.62x
  • No weather sealing

common strengths of the T3 and D200

  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Inexpensive: $393.99 vs $332.24

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Nikon D200 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a weather sealed body, much better viewfinder coverage (95% vs 0.97%), has a significantly longer battery life (340 shots vs 250 shots), focuses automatically (phase detection vs contrast detection) and is thinner (2.9" vs 5.9").

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 920k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), doesn't have a screen which flips out and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Nikon Coolpix P500

Nikon Coolpix P500
5 years newer
$546

Significant advantages of the P500 (vs the D200)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the P500 (vs the D200)

  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • Built-in lens only
  • Much shorter battery life: 220 shots vs 340 shots

common strengths of the P500 and D200

  • Fairly small: Professional size (116×84×103 mm) vs Professional size (147×113×74 mm)
  • Thin: 4.1" vs 2.9"
  • Inexpensive: $545.98 vs $332.24

Fujifilm FinePix S100fs

Fujifilm FinePix S100fs
2 years newer
$900

Significant advantages of the S100fs (vs the D200)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the S100fs (vs the D200)

  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • Built-in lens only
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 250 shots vs 340 shots

common strengths of the S100fs and D200

  • Each supports an external flash
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/8000 of a second

Fujifilm FinePix SL240

Fujifilm FinePix SL240
6 years newer

Significant advantages of the SL240 (vs the D200)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Significantly larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Higher resolution screen: 460k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the SL240 (vs the D200)

  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • Built-in lens only
  • Has a digital viewfinder: Digital vs Pentaprism

common strengths of the SL240 and D200

  • Fairly small: Professional size (122×93×100 mm) vs Professional size (147×113×74 mm)
  • Thin: 3.9" vs 2.9"
  • Each supports an external flash