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
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
225 ms shutter lag
Great viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder coverage
100%
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

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 D300

Nikon D300

Pro DSLR

$1,799 with 18-135mm lens

Color depth Worse color depth
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$1,275 with 18-200mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$711 body only

$1,097 with 18-55mm lens

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

Nikon D200 Competitors

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$445 body only

$500 - $549 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Nikon D300

Nikon D300

Pro DSLR

$1,799 with 18-135mm lens

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Screen size Much larger screen
Color depth Worse color depth
Nikon D5000

Nikon D5000

Entry-level DSLR

$305 body only

$729 with 18-55mm lens

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

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