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Nikon D200 vs Sony A77 II

Portability
55
Imaging
48
Features
45
Overall
46
Nikon D200 front
 
Sony SLT-A77 II front
Portability
62
Imaging
66
Features
85
Overall
73

Nikon D200 vs Sony A77 II Key Specs

Nikon D200
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 1600 (Bump to 3200)
  • 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
  • No Video
  • Nikon F Mount
  • 920g - 147 x 113 x 74mm
  • Announced February 2006
  • Old Model is Nikon D100
  • Renewed by Nikon D300
Sony A77 II
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 50 - 25600
  • Sensor based Image Stabilization
  • 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Sony/Minolta Alpha Mount
  • 647g - 143 x 104 x 81mm
  • Released May 2014
  • Previous Model is Sony A77
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Nikon D200 vs Sony A77 II Overview

Lets look more in depth at the Nikon D200 vs Sony A77 II, both Advanced DSLR cameras by competitors Nikon and Sony. There exists a substantial gap among the sensor resolutions of the D200 (10MP) and A77 II (24MP) but both cameras boast the identical sensor measurements (APS-C).

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The D200 was unveiled 9 years prior to the A77 II which is a fairly big difference as far as camera technology is concerned. Both of the cameras feature the same body design (Mid-size SLR).

Before delving straight to a complete comparison, here is a concise view of how the D200 scores versus the A77 II with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Nikon D200 over the Sony A77 II

 D200 A77 II 

Reasons to pick Sony A77 II over the Nikon D200

 A77 II D200 
ReleasedMay 2014February 2006Newer by 100 months
Screen typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating screen
Screen size3"2.5"Bigger screen (+0.5")
Screen resolution1229k230kSharper screen (+999k dot)
Selfie screen Take selfies

Common features in the Nikon D200 and Sony A77 II

 D200 A77 II 
Manual focus Dial exact focus
Touch screen Neither comes with Touch screen

Nikon D200 vs Sony A77 II Physical Comparison

When you are planning to travel with your camera regularly, you need to consider its weight and measurements. The Nikon D200 comes with external dimensions of 147mm x 113mm x 74mm (5.8" x 4.4" x 2.9") along with a weight of 920 grams (2.03 lbs) and the Sony A77 II has proportions of 143mm x 104mm x 81mm (5.6" x 4.1" x 3.2") accompanied by a weight of 647 grams (1.43 lbs).

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Remember that, the weight of an ILC will vary dependant on the lens you are working with at that time. Here is a front view scale comparison of the D200 and the A77 II.

Nikon D200 vs Sony A77 II size comparison

Factoring in dimensions and weight, the portability score of the D200 and A77 II is 55 and 62 respectively.

Nikon D200 vs Sony A77 II top view buttons comparison

Nikon D200 vs Sony A77 II Sensor Comparison

Typically, its hard to picture the difference in sensor dimensions simply by checking out specifications. The picture here should provide you a better sense of the sensor dimensions in the D200 and A77 II.

To sum up, both the cameras feature the identical sensor size albeit different resolution. You can count on the Sony A77 II to produce greater detail having an extra 14MP. Higher resolution will also let you crop shots way more aggressively. The more aged D200 will be behind when it comes to sensor technology.

Nikon D200 vs Sony A77 II sensor size comparison

Nikon D200 vs Sony A77 II Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon D200 vs Sony A77 II Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon D200 as a Portrait photography camera
Sony A77 II as a Portrait photography camera
52
focusing manually
good sensor size (APS-C)
saves RAW formats
no liveview feature
sensor resolution low (10 megapixels)
79
you can focus manually
good resolution (24 megapixels)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
has face detection focus
delivers RAW files
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Street Comparison

Nikon D200 Street photography details
Sony A77 II Street photography details
55
good sensor size (APS-C)
saves RAW formats
environment proof
no articulating screen
does not have image stabilization
76
screen articulates
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
delivers RAW files
environment proof
great high ISO (25,600)
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Sports Comparison

Nikon D200 Sports photography advice
Sony A77 II Sports photography advice
51
maximum shutter speed is high (1/8,000s)
good sensor size (APS-C)
offers tracking focus
environment proof
sensor has phase detect auto focus
no liveview feature
slow continuous shooting (5.0 frames per second)
does not have image stabilization
sensor resolution low (10 megapixels)
76
max shutter speed is good (1/8,000s)
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
good resolution (24 megapixels)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
has tracking autofocus
environment proof
comes with phase detect auto focus
not so great battery life (480 CIPA)
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Travel Comparison

Nikon D200 as a Travel photography camera
Sony A77 II as a Travel photography camera
51
environment proof
has built in flash
sensor resolution low (10 megapixels)
doesn't posses selfie friendly screen
64
environment proof
good resolution (24MP)
built-in flash
screen is selfie friendly
missing Timelapse function
not so great battery life (480 per charge)
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon D200 as a Landscape photography camera
Sony A77 II as a Landscape photography camera
52
focusing manually
change lenses (Nikon F mount)
good sensor size (APS-C)
saves RAW formats
environment proof
screen is small (2.5")
no liveview feature
does not have image stabilization
sensor resolution low (10 megapixels)
73
you can focus manually
interchangeable lenses (Sony/Minolta Alpha mount)
pretty good screen size (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
good resolution (24MP)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
great high ISO (25,600)
delivers RAW files
environment proof
not so great battery life (480 shots)
missing Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon D200 as a Vlogging camera
Sony A77 II as a Vlogging camera
9
can't shoot video
78
screen is selfie friendly
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
has face detection focus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
does have external microphone support
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Nikon D200 vs Sony A77 II Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon D200 and Sony A77 II
 Nikon D200Sony SLT-A77 II
General Information
Manufacturer Nikon Sony
Model Nikon D200 Sony SLT-A77 II
Class Advanced DSLR Advanced DSLR
Announced 2006-02-23 2014-05-21
Physical type Mid-size SLR Mid-size SLR
Sensor Information
Chip - Bionz X
Sensor type CCD CMOS
Sensor size APS-C APS-C
Sensor measurements 23.6 x 15.8mm 23.5 x 15.6mm
Sensor surface area 372.9mm² 366.6mm²
Sensor resolution 10MP 24MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution 3872 x 2592 6000 x 4000
Highest native ISO 1600 25600
Highest enhanced ISO 3200 -
Lowest native ISO 100 50
RAW images
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Number of focus points - 79
Cross focus points - 15
Lens
Lens mounting type Nikon F Sony/Minolta Alpha
Amount of lenses 309 143
Focal length multiplier 1.5 1.5
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fully Articulated
Display sizing 2.5" 3"
Resolution of display 230k dots 1,229k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Optical (pentaprism) Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 2,359k dots
Viewfinder coverage 95 percent 100 percent
Viewfinder magnification 0.63x 0.73x
Features
Minimum shutter speed 30s 30s
Fastest shutter speed 1/8000s 1/8000s
Continuous shutter rate 5.0 frames/s 12.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 12.00 m 12.00 m (at ISO 100)
Flash modes Front curtain, Rear curtain, Red-Eye, Slow, Red-Eye Slow Auto, fill, rear sync, slow sync
Hot shoe
AEB
WB bracketing
Fastest flash synchronize 1/250s 1/250s
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions - 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 30p), 1440 x 1080 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
Highest video resolution None 1920x1080
Video file format - MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS Optional None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 920 grams (2.03 lb) 647 grams (1.43 lb)
Physical dimensions 147 x 113 x 74mm (5.8" x 4.4" x 2.9") 143 x 104 x 81mm (5.6" x 4.1" x 3.2")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score 64 82
DXO Color Depth score 22.3 24.4
DXO Dynamic range score 11.5 13.4
DXO Low light score 583 1013
Other
Battery life - 480 shots
Type of battery - Battery Pack
Battery model EN-EL3e NP-FM500H
Self timer Yes (2 to 20 sec) Yes (Yes (2 or 12 sec))
Time lapse feature
Type of storage Compact Flash (Type I or II) SD/ SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo
Card slots One One
Cost at release $999 $1,198