Nikon D5000 vs Nikon D200

Winner
Nikon D5000

78

Nikon D200

68

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
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
400 ms startup delay
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D200

Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.62x
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
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 D5000.

competitors

Nikon D5000 Competitors

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$299 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 D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$600 body only

Screen size Much larger screen
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$541 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Dynamic range Less dynamic range

Nikon D200 Competitors

Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$600 body only

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Screen size Much larger screen
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Nikon D300

Nikon D300

Pro DSLR

$1,300 body only

$1,999 with 18-135mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Live view Has live view
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Nikon D80

Nikon D80

Entry-level DSLR

$800 body only

$950 with 18-55mm lens

Size Smaller
Weight Lighter
Startup delay Much more startup delay

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