Nikon D5000 vs Nikon D200

Winner
Nikon D5000

53

Nikon D200

47

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5000

Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D200

Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.62x
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
200 ms startup delay
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D200.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D5000.

competitors

Nikon D5000 Competitors

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$269 body only

$349 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$359 body only

$529 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$329 body only

$393 - $547 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

Nikon D200 Competitors

Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$700 body only

$972 with 18-105mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Nikon D300

Nikon D300

Pro DSLR

$1,201 body only

$1,999 with 18-135mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Live view Has live view
Color depth Worse color depth
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$269 body only

$349 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen size Much larger screen
Weather sealed No weather sealing

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