Nikon D300 vs Nikon D200

Winner
Nikon D300

91

Nikon D200

76

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
Many cross-type focus points
Cross type focus points
15
Great viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder coverage
100%
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D200

Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism
Badge
Built-in focus motor
Autofocuses with more lenses
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second

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 D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$899 body only

$849 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
Cross type focus points Fewer cross-type focus points
Nikon D300S

Nikon D300S

Pro DSLR

$1,286 body only

$1,788 with 18-200mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Movie format Shoots movies
Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$700 body only

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Better image quality
Weather sealed No weather sealing

Nikon D200 Competitors

Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$700 body only

Screen size Much larger screen
Live view Has live view
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$471 body only

$419 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Nikon D80

Nikon D80

Entry-level DSLR

$950 with 18-55mm lens

Size Smaller
Weight Lighter
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).