Nikon D300 vs Nikon D200

Winner
Nikon D300

59

Nikon D200

50

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D300

Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
Many cross-type focus points
Cross type focus points
15
Great viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder coverage
100%
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D200

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
200 ms startup delay
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
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 D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$660 body only

$953 with 18-105mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Color depth Better color depth
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$495 body only

$577 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Cross type focus points Fewer cross-type focus points
Nikon D300S

Nikon D300S

Pro DSLR

$948 body only

$2,550 with 18-200mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Color depth Better color depth

Nikon D200 Competitors

Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$660 body only

$953 with 18-105mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Live view Has live view
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$249 body only

$329 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Nikon D80

Nikon D80

Entry-level DSLR

$1,000 body only

$2,299 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

Shutter lag Less shutter lag
Size Smaller
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).