Nikon D300 vs Nikon D200

Winner
Nikon D300

92

Nikon D200

76

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D300

Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
12 EV
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%
 

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
Badge
Built-in focus motor
Autofocuses with more lenses

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

$600 body only

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Better color depth
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$849 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Better color depth
Focus points Slightly fewer focus points
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$749 - $997 body only

$1,029 - $1,297 with 18-140mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Better color depth
Thickness Thicker

Nikon D200 Competitors

Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$600 body only

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Entry-level DSLR

$469 body only

$749 - $792 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Nikon D80

Nikon D80

Entry-level DSLR

$950 with 18-55mm lens

Size Smaller
Weight Lighter
Color depth Worse color depth

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).