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nikon d80 vs d200 secondhand

carper123 Plus
6 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2011 9:03AM
hi, i have been offered the opportunity to buy either the nikon d80 or d200 both are in very good condition with about the same shutter count (5000). Any advice would be appreciated in which one to settle for.
Many thanks

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bfgstew 11 668 105 England
3 Nov 2011 9:10AM
D200 every time......Grin
NikLG 12 1.7k England
3 Nov 2011 9:42AM
Agreed. Though I am biased as I have one....but as far as I remember it's a step up from the d80 as far as functionality etc. goes.
kaybee 14 5.8k 25 Scotland
3 Nov 2011 11:11AM
D200 ........... its expected shutter life is longer as well as being a step up the ladder
User_Removed 14 17.9k 8 Norway
3 Nov 2011 11:35AM
Another vote for the D200.
cameracat 14 8.6k 61 Norfolk Island
3 Nov 2011 11:56AM
Yup! Agree with all the D200 is a better bet all round...!

Not only is it a better build, The shutter is way better built, Many have been reported as only getting a little dodgy at over 400,000 actuations, Lots have made it to half a million before going splat.....Grin

The inner gubbins are better too, Check out the specs especially the processing department, All in all a used D200 is a better/wiser investment than a D80 any day.

End Off.
carper123 Plus
6 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2011 1:46PM
hi to everyone who has taken the time to advise me on which camera to consider, no choice then its the d200.
many thanks.
Nick_w Plus
11 4.3k 99 England
3 Nov 2011 1:59PM
Again the D200 that's not to say the D80 wasn't a great camera ( i still have mine converted to IR) for what it's worth image quality wise there's nothing to choose as they both had the same sensor
bangalicious 10 1.3k 5 England
3 Nov 2011 2:15PM
I have the D80, and would recommend the D200.
JohnParminter 11 1.3k 14 England
3 Nov 2011 4:47PM
thewilliam 9 6.1k
5 Nov 2011 5:46PM
I had a similar decision to make and chose the d200 for a couple of reasons

1. it'll work with my manual-focus Nikon primes - if you don't have any, they're worth getting, especially the 55mm Micro Nikkor because AF is useless for close-up.

2. it's rugged and nicely weather sealed.

I use mine for walkabout so it won't have heavy use but it could be used in the studio as a backup.

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