Nikon D5000 vs Nikon D200

Winner
Nikon D5000

78

Nikon D200

68

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5000

Great image quality
Overall image quality
72.0
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
12.5 EV
Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

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

$640 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Sony Alpha a6500

Sony Alpha a6500

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,398 body only

$1,498 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points Many more focus points
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$289 body only

$419 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 D300

Nikon D300

Pro DSLR

$1,299 body only

$1,499 with 18-135mm lens

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Screen size Much larger screen
Color depth Worse color depth
Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$600 body only

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

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$849 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

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