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
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D80

Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.62x
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 49 sample photos taken by the Nikon D80.

competitors

Nikon D200 Competitors

Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$1,159 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

Nikon D80 Competitors

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

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

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
Viewfinder Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder
Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$1,159 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$358 body only

$438 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

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