Nikon D5100 vs Nikon D200

Winner
Nikon D5100

65

Nikon D200

47

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
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
 

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

$329 body only

$397 - $547 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$269 body only

$349 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
True resolution Higher true resolution
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$429 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Overall image quality Better image quality
Shutter lag More shutter lag

Nikon D200 Competitors

Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$700 body only

$972 with 18-105mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$329 body only

$397 - $547 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen size Much larger screen
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

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