Nikon D300S vs Nikon D200

Winner
Nikon D300S

94

Nikon D200

75

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
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
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

$899 body only

$849 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
Cross type focus points Fewer cross-type focus points
Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$680 body only

$730 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Better image quality
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Nikon D300

Nikon D300

Pro DSLR

$1,999 with 18-135mm lens

Color depth Worse color depth

Nikon D200 Competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$465 body only

$419 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$899 body only

$849 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Thickness Thicker
Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$680 body only

$730 with 18-55mm lens

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

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