Nikon D5000 vs Nikon D200

Winner
Nikon D5000

101

Nikon D200

88

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5000

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
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 D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$329 body only

$520 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 D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$358 body only

$438 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 D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$402 body only

$397 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

$1,799 with 18-135mm lens

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Screen size Much larger screen
Color depth Worse color depth
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$359 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 D7200

Nikon D7200

Entry-level DSLR

$708 - $797 body only

$1,097 with 18-140mm 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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