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GENERAL
Model Nikon D300 Nikon D200 Nikon D300S
Release Date 2008-03-12 2006-02-23 2009-11-16
Camera Type Mid-size SLR Mid-size SLR Mid-size SLR
Current Price $1,299.99 $999.00 $1,755.69
SENSOR COMPARISON
Sensor Resolution
12

Megapixel

10

Megapixel

12

Megapixel

Max Image Dimensions 4288 x 2848 3872 x 2592 4288 x 2848
Sensor Type CMOS CCD CMOS
Sensor Size APS-C APS-C APS-C
Sensor Dimensions 23.6 x 15.8 mm 23.6 x 15.8 mm 23.6 x 15.8 mm
Sensor Area
372mm2
372mm2
372mm2
Max ISO

3200

1600

3200

Min ISO

200

100

200

RAW Support
SHOOTING FEATURES COMPARISON
Model Nikon D300 Nikon D200 Nikon D300S
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec 1/8000 sec 1/8000 sec
Min Shutter Speed 30 sec 30 sec 30 sec
Continuous Shooting 6 fps 5 fps 7 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure
Exposure Compensation 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Exposure Metering
  • MultiCenter-weightedAverage
  • MultiCenter-weightedSpot
Auto Exposure Bracketing (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps) (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilizer No No No
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 12.00 m (at ISO 100) 12.00 m 12.00 m (at ISO 100)
Max Flash Sync 1/250s 1/250s 1/250s
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain Front curtain, Rear curtain, Red-Eye, Slow, Red-Eye Slow Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain
External Flash
AE Bracketing
WB Bracketing
VIEWFINDER COMPARISON
Viewfinder Type Optical (pentaprism) Optical (pentaprism) Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder no electronic viewfinder no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 95% 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.63 0.63 0.63
LCD DISPLAY COMPARISON
Display Type Fixed Type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Technology Super Density TFT color LCD with wide-viewing angle n/a Super Density TFT color LCD with wide-viewing angle
Screen Size
3″
2.5″
3″
Resolution 922k dots 230k dots 920k dots
Live View
Touch Screen
VIDEO COMPARISON
Model Nikon D300 Nikon D200 Nikon D300S
Video Resolution n/a n/a 1280 x 720 (24 fps), 640 x 480 (24 fps), 320 x 240 (24 fps)
Video File Format
  • Motion JPEG
Microphone Type None None Stereo
Speaker Type None None None
External Microphone Port
External Headphone Port
PHYSICAL SPECS COMPARISON
Weight 925 g 920 g 938 g
Dimensions 147 x 114 x 74 mm 147 x 113 x 74 mm 147 x 114 x 74 mm
Body Sealing Yes (Water and dust resistant) Yes (Water and dust resistant) Yes (Water and dust resistant)
BATTERY and STORAGE
Battery Type Battery Pack Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Life

1000 Shots

Shots

950 Shots

Storage Media Compact Flash (Type I or II) Compact Flash (Type I or II) Compact Flash Type I/SD/SDHC
CONNECTIVITY COMPARISON
Wireless Connectivity None None Eye-Fi Connected
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
LENS COMPARISON
Model Nikon D300 Nikon D200 Nikon D300S
Lens Mount Nikon F Nikon F Nikon F
Focal Range(35mm) No Lens No Lens No Lens
Focal Length Multiplier 1.5x 1.5x 1.5x
Optical Zoom No Lens No Lens No Lens
Max Aperture No Lens No Lens No Lens
Macro Focus Range No Lens No Lens No Lens
Manual Focus
AUTOFOCUS COMPARISON
Number of Focus Points 51 n/a 51
Contrast Detection
Phase Detection
AF Modes
  • AF Continuous
  • AF Single
  • AF Selective
  • AF Multi Area
  • AF Live View
  • AF Continuous
  • AF Single
  • AF Selective
  • AF Multi Area
  • AF Continuous
  • AF Single
  • AF Selective
  • AF Multi Area
  • AF Live View
  • Face Detection
Current Price $1,299.99 $999.00 $1,755.69