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Trade my back-up D200 for a D5000?

KnightPhoto

Alberta, CA
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"RE: Trade my back-up D200 for a D5000?"

KnightPhoto Gold Member Nikonian since 18th Dec 2006
Thu 17-Sep-09 03:17 AM

Had the D3000 been spec'ed to include the 12 megapixel DX CMOS sensor I probably would have jumped for one for my younger daughter. I know from personal D200 experience the 10 megapixel CCD sensor is a great one for people and lower ISO, but it doesn't make as good an all-around sensor as the CMOS one for my usage.

Attraction of these smaller cameras for me is a comparatively very small form factor (I would jump for an 18-55VR to go with) for times when I don't want to carry Dnnn series. Therefore a D5000 makes a good alternative camera when you are going to carry one smaller camera (although it is not as small as a D3000). But not so great as a second camera to a D300 for the reasons Neil cites. So depends what usage you intend to make of the D5000. If you could sell D200 buy D5000 for nearly a wash, I might be inclined to say jump for it for sensor reasons and sacrifice the control differences.

Best regards, SteveK
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