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
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
200 ms startup delay
Badge
Built-in focus motor
Autofocuses with more lenses
 

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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differences

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
Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder 0.62x vs 0.49x
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Around 60% larger viewfinder
Weather sealed Weather sealed Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
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
Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed 1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Lens availability Slightly more lenses available 205 lenses vs 197 lenses
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Almost the same
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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              similarities

              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"
              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
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              350D:10.8 EV
              D200:11.5 EV
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              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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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $272 - $387 body only

              $401 - $430 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
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $415 body only

              $389 - $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
              Nikon D80

              Nikon D80

              Entry-level DSLR

              $975 body only

              $595 with 18-55mm lens

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS 600D

              Canon EOS 600D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $492 body only

              $579 with 18-135mm 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
              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

              $379 body only

              $575 with 18-55mm lens

              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 significantly more startup delay

              Canon EOS 350D Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 1000D

              Canon EOS 1000D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $840 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

              $750 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 1200D

              Canon EOS 1200D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $399 body only

              $500 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Live view Has live view
              Thickness Much thicker
              Size Larger

              Nikon D200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D90

              Nikon D90

              Entry-level DSLR

              $792 body only

              $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

              $1,699 body only

              $3,000 with 18-135mm lens

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Startup delay Slightly more startup delay
              Nikon D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $625 body only

              $950 - $1,025 with 18-55mm 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

              $874 - $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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