Nikon D200 vs Canon EOS 350D

Winner
Nikon D200

47

Canon EOS 350D

28

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D200

Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.62x
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
5 fps
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
200 ms startup delay
 

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"

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Explore our gallery of 1 sample photo taken by the Canon EOS 350D. Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D200.

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
Thickness
Significantly thinner
2.5" vs 2.9"
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More than 10% thinner
Weight
Significantly lighter
540 g vs 920 g
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More than 40% lighter
Lowest price
Cheaper
$671.22 vs $1,492.01
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The best price we've seen is $821 cheaper (2.2x less)
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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
Slightly 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
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              similarities

              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              350D197 lenses
              D200205 lenses
              Common Weaknesses
              Live view No live view Help
              Preview with viewfinder
              Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
              1
              Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
              95%
              Autofocus No video autofocus Help
              Manual focus only
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              350D1.8"
              D2002.5"
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              350D115k dots
              D200230k dots
              Movie format Do not shoot movies Help
              No movies
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              350D8 MP
              D20010 MP
              Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
              350DNone
              D2003,200 ISO
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              350D10.8 EV
              D20011.5 EV
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              350D2.8 fps
              D2005 fps
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              350D60.0
              D20064.0
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              350D21.8 bits
              D20022.3 bits
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              350D637 ISO
              D200583 ISO

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              Disadvantages

              Nikon D90

              Nikon D90

              Entry-level DSLR

              $707 body only

              $1,017 with 55-300mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Movie format Records lower quality movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 - $547 body only

              $360 - $447 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 D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $262 body only

              $484 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm 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 600D

              Canon EOS 600D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $520 - $562 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 D3000

              Nikon D3000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $639 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 slightly more startup delay
              Canon EOS 40D

              Canon EOS 40D

              Pro DSLR

              $700 body only

              $1,670 with 28-135mm lens

              Screen size Has a much larger screen
              Live view Lets you preview your photos on the screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon EOS 550D

              Canon EOS 550D

              Entry-level DSLR

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a much larger screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed

              Canon EOS 350D Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 1100D

              Canon EOS 1100D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $448 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Movie format Shoots movies
              Thickness Much thicker
              Size Larger
              Canon EOS 1000D

              Canon EOS 1000D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $207 body only

              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 1200D

              Canon EOS 1200D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $339 body only

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Movie format Shoots movies
              Thickness Much thicker
              Size Larger
              Canon EOS 100D

              Canon EOS 100D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $427 body only

              $442 - $536 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Movie format Shoots movies
              Thickness Thicker

              Nikon D200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D300

              Nikon D300

              Pro DSLR

              $1,649 body only

              $1,999 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 D80

              Nikon D80

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,599 body only

              $1,429 with 18-135mm lens

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

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $684 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Shoots movies
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Startup delay More startup delay
              Thickness Thicker
              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $897 body only

              $1,160 - $1,197 with 18-140mm lens

              Movie format Shoots movies
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Startup delay Slightly more startup delay
              Thickness Thicker

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