Nikon D300S vs Nikon D200

Winner
Nikon D300S

100

Nikon D200

78

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D300S

Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
225 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
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 D300S.

competitors

Nikon D300S Competitors

Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$849 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$789 - $997 body only

$1,025 - $1,297 with 18-140mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$629 - $679 body only

$895 with 18-140mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower

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 Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$449 - $649 body only

$537 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Live view Has live view
Color depth Worse color depth
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$849 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Thickness Thicker

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