Nikon D200 vs Nikon D80

Winner
Nikon D200

89

Nikon D80

86

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D200

Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
200 ms startup delay
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/8000 of a second
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.62x
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D80

Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.62x
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
250 ms shutter lag
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism
Badge
Built-in focus motor
Autofocuses with more lenses

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D200.
Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Nikon D80.

competitors

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
Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Entry-level DSLR

$469 body only

$749 - $798 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
Weather sealed No weather sealing

Nikon D80 Competitors

Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$463 body only

$534 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Viewfinder Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$300 body only

$419 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Viewfinder Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$350 body only

$647 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Viewfinder Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder

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