General

Nikon D200 Nikon D300S
Brand
Help
Nikon Nikon
Lowest price
Help
$1,299.99 $1,639.09
Announced
Help
November 2005 July 2009

Sensor

Type
Help
CCD CMOS
Crop factor
Help
1.5x 1.5x
Megapixels
Help
10 MP 12.2 MP
Light sensitivity
Help
1,600 ISO 3,200 ISO
Light sensitivity (boost)
Help
3,200 ISO 6,400 ISO
Sensor cleaning
Help
No Yes

Sensor (Advanced)

True resolution
Help
10 MP 12.2 MP
Native resolution
Help
3872 × 2592 4288 × 2848
Pixel size
Help
37.2 µm² 30.5 µm²

Screen

Type
Help
LCD LCD
Size
Help
2.5" 3"
Resolution
Help
230k dots 920k dots
Touch screen
Help
No No
Flips out
Help
No No
Live view
Help
No Yes

Lenses

Lens availability
Help
230 lenses 230 lenses
Lens mount
Help
Nikon F Nikon F

Form factor

Size
Help
147×113×74 mm 147×114×74 mm
Depth
Help
2.9" 2.9"
Weight
Help
920 g 938 g
Interchangeable lenses
Help
Yes Yes
Waterproof
Help
No No
Weather sealed
Help
Yes Yes
Built-in focus motor
Help
Yes Yes

Viewfinder

Type
Help
Pentaprism Pentaprism
Viewfinder size
Help
0.62x 0.62x
Coverage
Help
95% 100%

Movies

Format
Help
None 720p @ 24fps
Supports 24p
Help
n/a Yes
High-speed framerate
Help
n/a None
External mic jack
Help
n/a Yes
Autofocus
Help
None None
All formats
Help
n/a
  1. 320 x 240 @ 24fps
  2. 480p @ 24fps
  3. 720p @ 24fps

Features

Panorama
Help
No No
HDR
Help
No No
3D
Help
No No
Image stabilization
Help
None None
Supports RAW
Help
Yes Yes
GPS
Help
No No

Performance

Startup delay
Help
200 ms 300 ms
Shutter lag
Help
270 ms 225 ms
Battery life
Help
340 shots 950 shots
Continuous shooting
Help
5 fps 7 fps

Focus system

Autofocus
Help
Phase detection Phase detection
Focus points
Help
11 51
Cross type focus points
Help
1 15

Shutter

Max
Help
1/8000s 1/8000s
Min
Help
30s 30s

Flash

Built-in flash
Help
Yes Yes
Popup
Help
Yes Yes
External connection
Help
Yes Yes

Storage

Storage slots
Help
1 2
Supported formats
Help
  1. CompactFlash (Type I)
  2. CompactFlash (Type II)
  1. CompactFlash (Type I)
  2. CompactFlash (Type I)
  3. CompactFlash (Type II)
  4. CompactFlash (Type II)
  5. SD
  6. SD
  7. SDHC
  8. SDHC
  9. SDXC
  10. SDXC

DXO Mark Scores

Image quality
Help
64.0 70.0
Color depth
Help
22.3 bits 22.5 bits
Dynamic range
Help
11.5 EV 12.2 EV
Low light performance
Help
583 ISO 787 ISO