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Nikon D200 vs Nikon D80

Portability
55
Imaging
49
Features
45
Overall
47
Nikon D200 front
 
Nikon D80 front
Portability
62
Imaging
50
Features
36
Overall
44

Nikon D200 vs Nikon D80 Key Specs

Nikon D200
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 1600 (Boost to 3200)
  • 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
  • No Video
  • Nikon F Mount
  • 920g - 147 x 113 x 74mm
  • Announced February 2006
  • Replaced the Nikon D100
  • Refreshed by Nikon D300
Nikon D80
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 1600 (Raise to 3200)
  • No Video
  • Nikon F Mount
  • 668g - 132 x 103 x 77mm
  • Introduced September 2006
  • Previous Model is Nikon D70
  • Refreshed by Nikon D90
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Nikon D200 vs Nikon D80 Overview

Let's look more closely at the Nikon D200 versus Nikon D80, both Advanced DSLR digital cameras and both of them are produced by Nikon. The resolution of the D200 (10MP) and the D80 (10MP) is pretty well matched and they feature the same exact sensor dimensions (APS-C).

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The D200 was introduced 7 months earlier than the D80 and they are of a similar generation. Both the cameras offer the identical body type (Mid-size SLR).

Before delving in to a more detailed comparison, below is a brief summary of how the D200 matches up versus the D80 when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Nikon D200 over the Nikon D80

 D200 D80 

Reasons to pick Nikon D80 over the Nikon D200

 D80 D200 
IntroducedSeptember 2006February 2006Newer by 7 months

Common features in the Nikon D200 and Nikon D80

 D200 D80 
Manually focus Very accurate focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen sizing2.5"2.5"Equivalent screen sizing
Screen resolution230k230kIdentical screen resolution
Selfie screen Lacking selfie screen
Touch screen Neither features Touch screen

Nikon D200 vs Nikon D80 Physical Comparison

For those who are planning to travel with your camera frequently, you will want to factor its weight and proportions. The Nikon D200 enjoys physical measurements of 147mm x 113mm x 74mm (5.8" x 4.4" x 2.9") and a weight of 920 grams (2.03 lbs) while the Nikon D80 has measurements of 132mm x 103mm x 77mm (5.2" x 4.1" x 3.0") accompanied by a weight of 668 grams (1.47 lbs).

Take a look at the Nikon D200 versus Nikon D80 in the all new Camera with Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into account, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary depending on the lens you use at that moment. The following is the front view scale comparison of the D200 against the D80.

Nikon D200 vs Nikon D80 size comparison

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability score of the D200 and D80 is 55 and 62 respectively.

Nikon D200 vs Nikon D80 top view buttons comparison

Nikon D200 vs Nikon D80 Sensor Comparison

Normally, it is very tough to envision the gap between sensor dimensions purely by looking at technical specs. The picture underneath will provide you a much better sense of the sensor measurements in the D200 and D80.

As you can tell, each of these cameras enjoy the same exact sensor sizing and the identical resolution and you should expect similar quality of images but you will want to consider the release date of the products into consideration. The more aged D200 is going to be disadvantaged in sensor technology.

Nikon D200 vs Nikon D80 sensor size comparison

Nikon D200 vs Nikon D80 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon D200 vs Nikon D80 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon D200 Portrait photography highlights
Nikon D80 Portrait photography highlights
53
focusing manually
decent sensor size (APS-C)
delivers RAW formats
no liveview feature
low resolution sensor (10MP)
54
has manual focus
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
saves RAW formats
does not have liveview
megapixel count low (10MP)
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Street Comparison

Nikon D200 Street photography highlights
Nikon D80 Street photography highlights
55
decent sensor size (APS-C)
delivers RAW formats
environment proof
screen does not articulate
does not have image stabilization
55
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
saves RAW formats
screen does not articulate
does not have image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Nikon D200 Sports photography info
Nikon D80 Sports photography info
52
high shutter speed (1/8,000s)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
offers tracking focus
environment proof
comes with phase detect auto focus
no liveview feature
low fps (5.0 fps)
does not have image stabilization
low resolution sensor (10 megapixels)
41
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
comes with phase detect auto focus
does not have liveview
max fps very slow (3.0 frames per second)
does not have image stabilization
megapixel count low (10 megapixels)
Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos

Travel Comparison

Nikon D200 Travel photography info
Nikon D80 Travel photography info
51
environment proof
flash built-in
low resolution sensor (10 megapixels)
screen is not selfie friendly
44
has built in flash
lack of Time Lapse function
megapixel count low (10MP)
screen is not selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon D200 as a Landscape photography camera
Nikon D80 as a Landscape photography camera
52
focusing manually
swap lenses (Nikon F mount)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
delivers RAW formats
environment proof
small screen (2.5")
no liveview feature
does not have image stabilization
low resolution sensor (10MP)
48
has manual focus
swap lenses (Nikon F mount)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
saves RAW formats
small screen (2.5 inches)
does not have liveview
does not have image stabilization
megapixel count low (10 megapixels)
lack of Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Nikon D200
Vlogging with Nikon D80
9
lack of video recording
9
no video recording
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Nikon D200 vs Nikon D80 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon D200 and Nikon D80
 Nikon D200Nikon D80
General Information
Manufacturer Nikon Nikon
Model type Nikon D200 Nikon D80
Class Advanced DSLR Advanced DSLR
Announced 2006-02-23 2006-09-23
Physical type Mid-size SLR Mid-size SLR
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size APS-C APS-C
Sensor dimensions 23.6 x 15.8mm 23.6 x 15.8mm
Sensor surface area 372.9mm² 372.9mm²
Sensor resolution 10 megapixel 10 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 3:2
Full resolution 3872 x 2592 3872 x 2592
Max native ISO 1600 1600
Max boosted ISO 3200 3200
Min native ISO 100 100
RAW images
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Lens
Lens support Nikon F Nikon F
Amount of lenses 309 309
Crop factor 1.5 1.5
Screen
Type of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen sizing 2.5" 2.5"
Resolution of screen 230 thousand dots 230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Optical (pentaprism) Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder coverage 95% 95%
Viewfinder magnification 0.63x 0.64x
Features
Slowest shutter speed 30s 30s
Maximum shutter speed 1/8000s 1/4000s
Continuous shooting rate 5.0fps 3.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 12.00 m 13.00 m
Flash options Front curtain, Rear curtain, Red-Eye, Slow, Red-Eye Slow Auto, On, Off, Front curtain, Rear curtain, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Wireless
Hot shoe
AEB
White balance bracketing
Maximum flash synchronize 1/250s 1/200s
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Max video resolution None None
Mic support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS Optional None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 920 grams (2.03 lb) 668 grams (1.47 lb)
Dimensions 147 x 113 x 74mm (5.8" x 4.4" x 2.9") 132 x 103 x 77mm (5.2" x 4.1" x 3.0")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating 64 61
DXO Color Depth rating 22.3 22.1
DXO Dynamic range rating 11.5 11.2
DXO Low light rating 583 524
Other
Battery ID EN-EL3e EN-EL3e
Self timer Yes (2 to 20 sec) Yes (2, 5, 10 or 20 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage Compact Flash (Type I or II) SD/SDHC card
Card slots One One
Pricing at launch $999 $800