Nikon D300S vs Nikon D200

Winner
Nikon D300S

95

Nikon D200

76

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
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 D300S.

competitors

Nikon D300S Competitors

Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$600 body only

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Better image quality
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$849 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Better image quality
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
Nikon D300

Nikon D300

Pro DSLR

$1,299 body only

$1,499 with 18-135mm lens

Low light performance More noise at high ISO

Nikon D200 Competitors

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$445 - $597 body only

$519 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Screen size Much larger screen
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$405 body only

$349 - $397 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Screen size Much larger screen
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$600 body only

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Screen size Much larger screen
Weather sealed No weather sealing

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