Nikon D5000 vs Nikon D200

Winner
Nikon D5000

101

Nikon D200

89

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5000

Great color depth
Color depth
22.7 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
12.5 EV
Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
 

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

galleries

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 D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$390 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

Screen size Much larger screen
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$326 body only

$399 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$1,163 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Screen size Much larger screen
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

Nikon D200 Competitors

Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$1,163 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Startup delay Much more startup delay
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 D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$1,181 with 18-105mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Startup delay Much more startup delay

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