Nikon D200

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Nikon D200

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Canon EOS 350D

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Canon EOS 350D

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D200

Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.62x
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
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Built-in focus motor
Autofocuses with more lenses
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 350D

Size
Really small
Prosumer size 127x94x64 mm
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Thickness
Thin
2.5"
Weight
Light-weight
540 g
 
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Advantages of the Canon 350D

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Size Significantly smaller 127x94x64 mm vs 147x113x74 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Weight Much lighter 540 g vs 920 g
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More than 40% lighter
Thickness Significantly thinner 2.5" vs 2.9"
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More than 10% thinner
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Advantages of the Nikon D200

Screen size Much larger screen 2.5" vs 1.8"
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Around 40% larger screen
Color depth Better color depth 22.3 bits vs 21.8 bits
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Distinguishes 0.5 more bits of color
Dynamic range More dynamic range 11.5 EV vs 10.8 EV
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0.7 f-stops more dynamic range
Weather sealed Weather sealed Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder 0.62x vs 0.49x
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Around 60% larger viewfinder
Overall image quality Better image quality 64.0 vs 60.0
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Around 10% better image quality
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 230k dots vs 115k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 5 fps vs 2.8 fps
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Around 80% faster continuous shooting
Viewfinder Has a pentaprism viewfinder Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
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Pentaprism viewfinders are typically brighter
Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor Yes vs No
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Autofocuses with all autofocus lenses
True resolution Higher true resolution 10 MP vs 8 MP
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Capture around 30% more detail in your photos
Lens availability Slightly more lenses available 205 lenses vs 197 lenses
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Almost the same
Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed 1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Sensor size Slightly larger sensor APS-C 23.6x15.8mm vs APS-C 22.2x14.8mm
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More than 10% larger sensor
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        Compared to recent DSLRs

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Lens availability Many lenses available Help
        350D:197 lenses
        D200:205 lenses
        Thickness Thin Help
        350D:2.5"
        D200:2.9"
        Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
        External flash not needed
        Live view No live view Help
        Preview with viewfinder
        Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
        95%
        Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
        1
        Autofocus No video autofocus Help
        Manual focus only
        True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
        350D:8 MP
        D200:10 MP
        Screen size Very small screens Help
        350D:1.8"
        D200:2.5"
        Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
        350D:115k dots
        D200:230k dots
        Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
        350D:None
        D200:3,200 ISO
        Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
        1,600 ISO
        Movie format Do not shoot movies Help
        No movies
        Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
        Less flexible
        Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
        350D:10.8 EV
        D200:11.5 EV
        Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
        350D:2.8 fps
        D200:5 fps
        Sensor size Very small sensors Help
        350D:APS-C 22.2x14.8mm
        D200:APS-C 23.6x15.8mm
        Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
        Risk of blur
        Overall image quality Low image quality Help
        350D:60.0
        D200:64.0
        Color depth Poor color depth Help
        350D:21.8 bits
        D200:22.3 bits
        Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
        350D:637 ISO
        D200:583 ISO

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        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon D3100

        Nikon D3100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $273 body only

        $427 - $489 with 18-55mm lens

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Screen size Has a much larger screen
        Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
        Thickness Is thicker
        Canon EOS 1100D

        Canon EOS 1100D

        Entry-level DSLR

        $450 with 18-55mm lens

        Movie format Records lower quality movies
        Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
        Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
        Thickness Is thicker
        Nikon D3200

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $319 body only

        $477 with 18-55mm lens

        Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
        Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
        Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
        Thickness Is thicker
        Canon EOS 600D

        Canon EOS 600D

        Entry-level DSLR

        $1,299 with 18-135mm, 75-300mm lenses

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Screen size Has a much larger screen
        Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
        Thickness Is thicker
        Canon EOS 40D

        Canon EOS 40D

        Pro DSLR

        $1,138 body only

        Screen size Has a much larger screen
        Live view Lets you preview your photos on the screen
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Nikon D3000

        Nikon D3000

        Entry-level DSLR

        $548 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

        Screen size Has a much larger screen
        Sensor cleaning Has a self cleaning sensor
        Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
        Startup delay Has slightly more startup delay
        Nikon D60

        Nikon D60

        Entry-level DSLR

        Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
        Startup delay Has slightly more startup delay

        Canon EOS 350D Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon EOS 1000D

        Canon EOS 1000D

        Entry-level DSLR

        $971 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen size Much larger screen
        Live view Has live view
        Size Slightly larger
        Thickness Slightly thicker
        Canon EOS 400D

        Canon EOS 400D

        Entry-level DSLR

        Screen size Much larger screen
        Color depth Better color depth
        Thickness Slightly thicker
        Canon EOS 700D

        Canon EOS 700D

        Entry-level DSLR

        $617 body only

        $681 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen size Much larger screen
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Color depth Worse color depth
        Thickness Much thicker
        Canon EOS 450D

        Canon EOS 450D

        Entry-level DSLR

        $1,633 with 18-55mm lens

        Screen size Much larger screen
        Live view Has live view

        Nikon D200 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Nikon D90

        Nikon D90

        Entry-level DSLR

        $929 body only

        $848 - $940 with 18-105mm lens

        Screen size Much larger screen
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Weather sealed No weather sealing
        Startup delay Slightly more startup delay
        Nikon D300

        Nikon D300

        Pro DSLR

        $1,700 body only

        Screen size Much larger screen
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Color depth Worse color depth
        Startup delay Slightly more startup delay
        Nikon D80

        Nikon D80

        Entry-level DSLR

        $975 body only

        $569 with 18-135mm lens

        Shutter lag Slightly less shutter lag
        Size Smaller
        Weather sealed No weather sealing
        Dynamic range Less dynamic range
        Nikon D7000

        Nikon D7000

        Entry-level DSLR

        $640 body only

        $850 with 18-105mm lens

        Screen size Much larger screen
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Startup delay More startup delay
        Thickness Thicker
        Nikon D7100

        Nikon D7100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $947 body only

        $1,247 with 18-140mm lens

        Screen size Much larger screen
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Startup delay Slightly more startup delay
        Thickness Thicker

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