Nikon D5100 vs Nikon D200

Winner
Nikon D5100

100

Nikon D200

72

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
1,183 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
80.0
Great color depth
Color depth
23.5 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.6 EV
 

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

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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 D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$450 body only

True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Thickness Thinner
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$397 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$439 body only

$500 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution

Nikon D200 Competitors

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$439 body only

$500 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$1,148 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$402 body only

$397 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Startup delay Much more startup delay

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