Nikon D300 vs Nikon D200

Winner
Nikon D300

100

Nikon D200

82

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D300

Large screen
Screen size
3"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
922k dots
Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
Great battery life
Battery life
1000 shots
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D200

Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second
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 D200.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D300.

competitors

Nikon D300 Competitors

Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$720 body only

$1,764 with 18-105mm lens

Size Smaller
Lowest price Significantly cheaper
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Nikon D300S

Nikon D300S

Pro DSLR

$1,907 body only

$1,895 with 18-200mm lens

Storage slots Has more storage slots
Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$3,515 with 18-105mm lens

Storage slots Has more storage slots
True resolution Higher true resolution
Focus points Fewer focus points

Nikon D200 Competitors

Canon EOS 50D

Canon EOS 50D

Pro DSLR

$523 body only

Screen size Much larger screen
Live view Has live view
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$720 body only

$1,764 with 18-105mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Live view Has live view
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Pentax K-01

Pentax K-01

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$550 body only

Screen size Much larger screen
Live view Has live view
Viewfinder No viewfinder

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).