Nikon D5100 vs Nikon D200

Winner
Nikon D5100

72

Nikon D200

52

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.6 EV
Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

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
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D5100.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D200.

competitors

Nikon D5100 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$460 body only

$350 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Color depth Better color depth
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$377 body only

$390 - $419 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
True resolution Higher true resolution
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$597 body only

$478 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag

Nikon D200 Competitors

Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$376 body only

$1,010 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Live view Has live view
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Nikon D300

Nikon D300

Pro DSLR

$1,999 with 18-135mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Live view Has live view
Color depth Worse color depth
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$529 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Live view Has live view
Weather sealed No weather sealing

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