Nikon D300 vs Nikon D200

Winner
Nikon D300

100

Nikon D200

82

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D300

Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
227 ms shutter lag
Great viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder coverage
100%
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D200

Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
200 ms startup delay
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D200.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D300.

competitors

Nikon D300 Competitors

Nikon D300S

Nikon D300S

Pro DSLR

$1,895 with 18-200mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Storage slots Has more storage slots
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$3,532 with 18-105mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Better color depth
Focus points Slightly fewer focus points
Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$1,646 body only

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Better color depth
Weather sealed No weather sealing

Nikon D200 Competitors

Sony Alpha DSLR-A380

Sony Alpha DSLR-A380

Entry-level DSLR

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Nikon D3000

Nikon D3000

Entry-level DSLR

$599 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

Screen size Much larger screen
Size Smaller
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500

Entry-level DSLR

$499 body only

$499 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Weather sealed No weather sealing

discussion

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Avatar for Robert K. Tsisey Robert K. Tsisey (11:40 AM, December 19, 2013)
Great camera's, but preferred the D300 than D200. NIKON camera's are the best so far. Keep the good work up. Well Done.
 
Alan (6:31 PM, June 12, 2013)
I own both the Nikon D200 and the D300 and I find that there is a certain look to the colour from the D200 which I find more pleasing than almost any DSLR that I've tried and I have tried out all of the high end Canon and Nikon cameras including the Canon 5D mark II (a great camera).